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Ideal Cures to launch new tablet coating product in Geneva


May 21st, 2012 - 6:28 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 21 (IANS) Indian pharmaceutical company Ideal Cures will launch Instanute DR, a coating product for solid oral medicines at the Vitafoods Europe event in Geneva Tuesday."Instanute DR ... Read more...

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Monitor cases treated for using fake drugs: Kalam


October 3rd, 2011 - 10:21 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 3 (IANS) Public and private sector hospitals should report to the health ministry the number of patients who seek treatment for adverse effects of spurious medicines, former ... Read more...

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India, China making inroads in biotech drugs: NYT


September 19th, 2011 - 6:42 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Sep 19 (IANS) Chinese and Indian drug makers have taken over much of the global trade in medicines and now manufacture more than 80 percent of the active ingredients ... Read more...

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Dairy giant buys Indian pharmaceutical firm


August 31st, 2011 - 2:31 pm ICT by IANS
Wellington, Aug 31 (IANS) Dairy giant Fonterra has bought an Indian pharmaceutical firm as part of a joint venture with a Dutch dairy company.Fonterra announced Wednesday that its 50-50 joint ... Read more...

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Misuse of over-the-counter pain relievers can cause severe liver damage


May 3rd, 2011 - 6:47 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, May 3 (ANI): A new study has found that many people take billions of doses of over-the-counter pain relievers like Tylenol every year, without knowing the active ingredients they contain, such ... Read more...

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Firm files for patent on cracked heel healing kit


April 13th, 2011 - 6:03 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, April 13 (IANS) A Mumbai-based cosmetics firm has filed for a patent on its technology which gives relief from dry, cracked feet within 20 minutes.Oscar Pereira, managing director of ... Read more...

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Chinese herbal medicine can improve skin-whitening creams


March 31st, 2011 - 3:14 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, March 31 (ANI): Scientists have discovered active ingredients in a herb used in traditional Chinese medicine for skin whitening.The ingredients are poised for clinical trials as a safer, more effective ... Read more...

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A cup of tea boosts brain power


February 27th, 2011 - 6:56 pm ICT by IANS
London, Feb 27 (IANS) New research suggests that tea does bolster brain power, keeps fatigue at bay while helping you to solve crosswords faster. Researchers looked at the effect of key chemicals ... Read more...

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A cup of tea can improve brain power


February 27th, 2011 - 12:10 pm ICT by ANI
London, Feb 27 (ANI): A new study has suggested that drinking tea not only improves brain power, but also reduces tiredness and increases alertness, thereby improving the performance.For the study, Dutch researchers ... Read more...

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Dummy pills work even when they are known to be fake


December 23rd, 2010 - 3:46 pm ICT by IANS
London, Dec 23 (IANS) Dummy pills work even when patients know they are fake, says a new study. Described as the 'placebo effect', patients have long been known to show improvements when ... Read more...

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Placebos work - even if patients know they are fake


December 23rd, 2010 - 2:41 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 23 (ANI): A new study has found that patients could benefit from dummy pills even if they are told they contain no active ingredient.The findings by the researchers at ... Read more...

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Cranberry juice not effective against urinary tract infections: Study


December 9th, 2010 - 12:44 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 9 (ANI): A new study has suggested that cranberry juice is not effective against urinary tract infections.Drinking cranberry juice has been recommended to decrease the incidence of urinary tract infections, ... Read more...

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Glass of red wine can help regulate diabetes


November 22nd, 2010 - 12:25 pm ICT by IANS
London, Nov 22 (IANS) A small glass of red wine consumed daily can keep adult diabetes under control, says research.A new study found that the drink contains high concentrations of chemicals that ... Read more...

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Dr. Reddy’s reports 37 percent jump in profit for 2nd quarter


October 23rd, 2010 - 5:59 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 23 (IANS) Pharmaceutical major Dr. Reddy's Laboratories Saturday reported a net profit of Rs.2.9 billion ($64 million) for the quarter ended Sep 30, which adds up to a 32 ... Read more...

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Anti-impotence wafer works faster than Viagra?


October 5th, 2010 - 3:38 pm ICT by IANS
London, Oct 5 (IANS) An anti-impotence wafer, similar to breath freshner strips, seems to work faster than Viagra, reports suggest.Prior to Viagra's development, the only options were to inject drugs straight ... Read more...

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Melts-on-tongue ‘wafer’ can work ‘faster’ than Viagra


October 5th, 2010 - 12:17 pm ICT by ANI
London, Oct 5 (ANI): A 'wafer' that melts on the tongue could be the new way to help impotent men.The wafer, which is similar to breath freshener strips sold in sweet shops, ... Read more...

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Products to enhance men’s sexual performance recalled in NZ


September 24th, 2010 - 6:16 pm ICT by ANI
Wellington, Sept 24 (ANI): Kiwi health officials have ordered the recall of six products sold to enhance men's sexual performance as they contain undeclared medicines.The medicines are similar to active ingredients in ... Read more...

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Cheap vitamin pill halts memory loss in Alzheimer’s


September 9th, 2010 - 1:10 pm ICT by IANS
London, Sep 9 (IANS) A low-cost vitamin pill could halt memory loss in Alzhemier's disease, finds a recent study. The tablet worth only 10 pence, comprising three vitamin B supplements, slashed shrinkage of ... Read more...

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Sex boosting food items could cause hemorrhage, high BP, erectile dysfunction


August 6th, 2010 - 3:33 pm ICT by ANI
Kuala Lumpur, Aug 6 (ANI): If you are thinking of buying food or beverages that claim to boost sexual appetite or slim you down, here's a reality check-such items could take a ... Read more...

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Organic pesticides not always ‘greener’ choice


June 23rd, 2010 - 7:02 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, June 23 (IANS) Organic pesticides can have a higher environmental impact than conventional pesticides as the organic product may require larger doses, says a University of Guelph (UG) study. Rebecca Hallett, UG ... Read more...

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Congressional panel to investigate the Tylenol recall


May 7th, 2010 - 8:44 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Washington, May 7 (THAINDIAN NEWS) The US congress has launched an investigation into Johnson and Johnson's recent recall of Tylenol products. The Committee on Oversight and Government Reform of the US ... Read more...

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‘McNeil Product Recall’ Bans All Tylenol Products


May 2nd, 2010 - 7:46 pm ICT by GD
By Gina Gomez May 2, (THAINDIAN NEWS) The McNeil Product recall for the year 2010 has been announced. With it starts the panic and anxiety of probably every mother around the world. The ... Read more...

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Tylenol Recalled Along With A String Of Other Medicines


May 1st, 2010 - 7:32 pm ICT by GD
By Ranjan Bhaduri May 1, (THAINDIAN NEWS) In a worrying development, a voluntary medicine recall has been issued by McNeil Consumer Healthcare that covers a number of widely used and popular over-the-counter medicines ... Read more...

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Contraband cough syrup seized from Delhi plane


February 24th, 2010 - 4:08 pm ICT by IANS
Agartala, Feb 24 (IANS) Tripura Police Wednesday seized from an aircraft from New Delhi a huge amount of contraband cough syrup that was to be smuggled to Bangladesh. "We have seized 20 big ... Read more...

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Beware, 44 percent Viagra sold on net is spurious


January 25th, 2010 - 5:17 pm ICT by IANS
London, Jan 25 (IANS) Men who fall for fake drugs on the Net to correct failing erection or sexual problems can face high risks from potentially hazardous contents as 44 percent of ... Read more...

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Coming soon: ‘Medicinal ice cream’ that can help fight cancer


October 29th, 2009 - 2:30 pm ICT by ANI
London, Oct 29 (ANI): New Zealand scientists are developing an ice cream that can combat negative side effects of chemotherapy.Along with dairy giant Fonterra, researchers at the University of Auckland are working ... Read more...

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Novel device to wash away bedsores, chronic ulcers


August 27th, 2009 - 12:42 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Aug 27 (ANI): Researchers at Tel Aviv University have developed a unique device, called Dermastream, which could heal bedsores and chronic ulcers in bedridden elderly and infirm.When ill, such people are ... Read more...

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Is Devil’s Claw the key to treating arthritis?


August 17th, 2009 - 5:16 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Aug 17 (IANS) Deep in Africa's Kalahari desert lies the Devil's Claw, a plant that may hold the key to effective treatments for arthritis, tendonitis and other illnesses that affect millions ... Read more...

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New ‘biofactories’ produce rare healing substances in endangered Devil’s claw plant


August 17th, 2009 - 12:51 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, August 17 (ANI): A group of scientists has reported the development of new 'biofactories' which can produce rare healing substances in the endangered Devil's claw plant.The Devil's claw plant, which lies ... Read more...

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Nigeria more vigilant against fake drugs


August 4th, 2009 - 8:16 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 4 (IANS) Two months after Nigeria seized a consignment of fake drugs made in China but carrying the "Made in India" label, an official delegation from the African country ... Read more...

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Gargling with licorice solution can cut severity of post-surgery sore throat


June 20th, 2009 - 1:07 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 20 (ANI): Researchers from Lucknow have found that gargling with a licorice solution before undergoing surgery could reduce postoperative sore throat.Postoperative sore throat is a common and troublesome complication after ... Read more...

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Homeopathic remedy gets first ever licence nod from Brit medicines regulator


May 16th, 2009 - 5:15 pm ICT by ANI
London, May 16 (ANI): An arnica product has become the homeopathic remedy to receive a first licence nod from the British medicines regulator under controversial new rules.The Medicines and Healthcare Products ... Read more...

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Spray to help men with premature ejaculation


April 7th, 2009 - 12:51 pm ICT by IANS
London, April 7 (IANS) Men who ejaculated within 36 seconds of penetration lasted six times longer after using a topical spray five minutes before sex, according to the latest study. Three hundred ... Read more...

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People buying fake Internet drugs risk lives, fund terrorism


January 28th, 2009 - 3:01 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 28 (ANI): Those who buy fake Internet drugs should think twice before making their next purchase, for a leading journals editor has said that such an activity could risk ... Read more...

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Cipla in South Africa to stop imports from India


November 6th, 2008 - 3:17 pm ICT by IANS
Johannesburg, Nov 6 (IANS) Cipla Medpro Manufacturing (CMM), a wholly-owned subsidiary of South African generic drug manufacturer Cipla Medpro, will stop importing anti-retroviral drugs (ARVs) from India and start its own production ... Read more...

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