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Patents law provisions conflicting, Novartis tells SC


September 18th, 2012 - 8:57 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 18 (IANS) Swiss pharma company Novartis Tuesday told the Supreme Court that there cannot be conflicting provisions in a patents statute where one provision recognises innovation in ... Read more...

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SC again asks Novartis to cut cancer drug price


September 12th, 2012 - 9:26 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 12 (IANS) The Supreme Court Wednesday once again asked pharma company Novartis to scale down the price of its cancer drug Glivec, made from compound imatinib ... Read more...

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Why don’t you reduce cancer drug price, SC asks Novartis


September 11th, 2012 - 11:18 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 11 (IANS) Pharma major Novartis AG Tuesday said it was the author of beta crystalline, a form of a compound used in an anti-cancer drug, while the ... Read more...

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Stay on cancer drug licence may harm public: Natco Pharma


September 5th, 2012 - 12:08 am ICT by IANS
Chennai, Sep 4 (IANS) Public interest would be seriously affected if the order of compulsory licence issued in favour of Natco Pharma Ltd to make and sell the cancer drug ... Read more...

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Public not to be hit if Natco Pharma licence cancelled: Bayer


September 3rd, 2012 - 11:08 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, Sep 3 (IANS) The cancellation of a compulsory licence to Hyderabad-based Natco Pharma Ltd to make and sell the generic equivalent of cancer drug Nexavar will not impact public ... Read more...

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Cancer drug: Natco Pharma told to file reply by Aug 25


August 21st, 2012 - 9:05 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, Aug 21 (IANS) The Intellectual Property Appellate Board (IPAB) Tuesday asked the Hyderabad-based Natco Pharma to reply by Aug 25 on Bayer Corp's plea against the issuance of licence ... Read more...

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Grapefruit juice boosts cancer drugs’ efficacy


August 8th, 2012 - 6:01 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 8 (IANS) A glass of grapefruit juice a day could indeed boost the efficacy of cancer drugs, check their side effects and also reduce the cost of the ... Read more...

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Cure for AIDS a step closer


July 26th, 2012 - 9:25 pm ICT by IANS
London, July 26 (IANS) A cure for AIDS has got a step closer after it was found that a common cancer drug can purge the disease as it lies dormant ... Read more...

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US pushing India to hike cancer drug price


July 13th, 2012 - 8:04 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, July 13 (IANS) Even as President Barack Obama is plugging his signature law to lower health care costs at home, his administration is pressurising India and other countries ... Read more...

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NHRC seeks response on unauthorised drug trial


March 19th, 2012 - 11:06 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 19 (IANS) The National Human Rights Commission has asked the union health ministry and the Andhra Pradesh government to respond within six weeks on its demand for ... Read more...

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Cancer drug successfully purges hidden HIV virus


March 9th, 2012 - 4:57 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, March 9 (IANS) Researchers have flushed HIV infection from hiding, with a drug used to target lymphoma, a cancer affecting immune cells, potentially opening the way to an AIDS ... Read more...

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Mushroom compound boosts cancer drug


October 12th, 2011 - 12:58 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Oct 12 (IANS) A compound from a wild, poisonous mushroom growing in the southwestern China's forests, imparts greater punch to a cancer-busting drug, new research shows.The compound, verticillin A, ... Read more...

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‘Harmless’ soil bacteria can help kill tumours


September 5th, 2011 - 2:46 pm ICT by IANS
London, Sep 5 (IANS) Scientists are harnessing a harmless soil bug to kill tumours by using it as a drug delivery vehicle.The therapy uses Clostridia sporogenes -- a bug found ... Read more...

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Clinical drug trial centres in Andhra to be probed


June 25th, 2011 - 2:57 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 25 (IANS) After reports surfaced of a pharma company using poor women as guinea pigs for unauthorised drug trials in Andhra Pradesh, the Drugs Controller General ... Read more...

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Rights panel to probe alleged drug trials on women


June 21st, 2011 - 8:14 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 21 (IANS) Taking action on an alleged case of unauthorised drug trials on women in Andhra Pradesh, the country's apex human rights body has deputed a team ... Read more...

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Cancer drug can reverse heart failure


May 31st, 2011 - 2:52 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, May 31 (IANS) A promising cancer drug can reverse a heart failure resulting from high blood pressure (BP).The drug, a type of histone deacetylase (HDAC) inhibitor being evaluated in ... Read more...

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Drug for rare childhood cancer may help prevent prostate cancer spread


April 30th, 2011 - 2:16 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, April 30 (ANI): A new study has found that a drug developed to treat Ewing's Sarcoma, a rare childhood cancer, may also help prevent human prostate cancer from spreading.Researchers at Georgetown ... Read more...

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Motor protein that blocks ovarian tumor growth found


April 27th, 2011 - 7:06 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, April 27 (ANI): Penn State College of Medicine researchers have discovered that a motor regulatory protein could block human ovarian tumor growth, leading to eventual cancer cell death and possible new ... Read more...

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Enzyme crucial to DNA replication may be potent anti-cancer drug target


April 15th, 2011 - 6:42 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, April 15 (ANI): Scientists have found that an enzyme essential for DNA replication and repair in humans works in a way that might be exploited as an anti-cancer therapy.Researchers at The ... Read more...

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New drug shrinks cancer, with few side effects


April 7th, 2011 - 2:41 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, April 7 (ANI): Scientists at the University of Michigan Comprehensive Cancer Center showed in animal studies that new cancer drug compounds they developed shrank tumors, with few side effects.The study, done ... Read more...

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Indian-origin scientist’s finding offers hope for advanced cancer patients


April 6th, 2011 - 6:43 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, April 6 (ANI): An Indian-origin scientist at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine and his colleagues have found a way to turn an adaptive cellular response into a liability for ... Read more...

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Nanopolymer tests effectiveness of cancer drugs


April 6th, 2011 - 5:02 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, April 06 (ANI): A process using nanotechnology to better assess whether cancer drugs hit their targets may help reduce the side effects of those drugs, says a Purdue University biochemist.W. Andy ... Read more...

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New injectable drug hailed as milestone in treating deadly skin cancer


March 26th, 2011 - 12:01 pm ICT by ANI
London, Mar 26 (ANI): A breakthrough cancer drug has been given the go-ahead to treat late-stage melanoma.The injectable drug Yervoy hailed as the first to prolong the lives of patients with melanoma ... Read more...

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Soon, localized delivery of anti-cancer drug by remote-controlled microcarriers


March 16th, 2011 - 6:13 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Mar 16 (ANI): Drug delivery that precisely targets cancerous cells without exposing the healthy surrounding tissue to the medication's toxic effects may soon be a reality, thanks a new research by ... Read more...

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Diamonds may help fight hard-to-treat cancers


March 10th, 2011 - 5:36 pm ICT by ANI
London, Mar 10 (ANI): Diamonds are considered women's best friend, but it could soon become a cancer patient's best friend too- thanks to a new study.Researchers from the Northwestern University in ... Read more...

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Targeted cancer drug more effective after first-line treatment


February 28th, 2011 - 3:51 pm ICT by ANI
Washington Feb 28 (ANI): New trials have shown that targeted cancer drug Erlotinib has comparable efficacy to chemotherapy, and is better tolerated, in hard-to-treat cases where a patient's cancer has progressed quickly ... Read more...

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Technology in human trials to spot cardiac disease, cancer, drug abuse


February 10th, 2011 - 7:21 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 10 (ANI): Rice University scientists have come up with a new microchip technology, which is expected to advance the art of diagnosis.Cardiac disease is the focus of one of six ... Read more...

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New study paves way for better cancer treatment


February 5th, 2011 - 5:39 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 5 (ANI): Scientists have developed a little bomb that promises a big bang for cancer patients.Preliminary tests show an anti-cancer drug loosely attached to gold nanoparticles starts accumulating deep inside ... Read more...

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Cancer drug shows promise in regeneration of spinal cord injuries


January 29th, 2011 - 4:57 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 29 (ANI): Scientists have shown that cancer drug Taxol reduces regeneration obstacles after a spinal cord injury.After a spinal cord injury a number of factors impede the regeneration of nerve ... Read more...

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How melanoma tumours evade drug treatment


November 25th, 2010 - 5:40 pm ICT by ANI
London, Nov 25 (ANI): A new research has discovered how some melanoma tumours evade drug treatment.The findings by the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute and the Broad Institute of Harvard and MIT pinpoint ... Read more...

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Bone marrow cancer drug could be used to treat rheumatoid arthritis


November 4th, 2010 - 6:12 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 4 (ANI): A new study has found that a drug that is used to treat bone marrow cancer could also provide a promising treatment for rheumatoid arthritis (RA).The study conducted ... Read more...

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‘Smart’ lung cancer drug shows promise


October 28th, 2010 - 5:24 pm ICT by ANI
London, Oct 28 (ANI): Physician-scientists from Dana-Farber Cancer Institute recently found that a new oral drug caused dramatic shrinkage of a patient's rare, aggressive form of soft-tissue cancer that was driven by ... Read more...

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Plant stem cells pave way for low-cost cancer drug


October 26th, 2010 - 1:38 pm ICT by ANI
London, Oct 26 (ANI): A new study has suggested that a well-known cancer drug could be produced cheaply and sustainably using stem cells derived from trees.University of Edinburgh researchers have isolated and ... Read more...

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Novel study offers hope for new class of Alzheimer’s drugs


October 19th, 2010 - 4:57 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 19 (ANI): A new Penn study has discovered and tested in an animal model of Alzheimer's disease a class of drug that is able to enter the brain, where it ... Read more...

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Soft drink could boost effects of anti-cancer drug


October 14th, 2010 - 2:34 pm ICT by ANI
Washington Oct 14 (ANI): A popular lemon-lime soft drink could play an unexpected role in improving the effectiveness of an oral anticancer drug, experiments with an artificial stomach suggest.The experiments produced evidence ... Read more...

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