european medicines

First Chinese herbal drug to enter EU market

April 19th, 2012 - 11:35 am ICT by IANS
Beijing, April 19 (IANS) A Chinese herbal medicine used for treating a heart disease has been licensed for sale in the Netherlands, making it the first Chinese therapeutic drug to ... Read more...

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Drug discovery combats ovarian cancer

June 5th, 2011 - 10:09 pm ICT by IANS
London, Jun 5 (IANS) A drug discovery can increase an ovarian cancer patients' life expectancy by up to eight months -- the biggest breakthrough in 20 years of its treatment. ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

Sudden sleep syndrome may hit kids after swine flu jab

April 24th, 2011 - 10:08 pm ICT by IANS
London, April 24 (IANS) A swine flu jab administered to thousands of children is likely to cause sleep disorders. Symptoms include excessive daytime sleepiness and nodding off suddenly without warning.All ... Read more...

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Diabetes drug can raise heart disease risk by 25 percent

March 18th, 2011 - 4:41 pm ICT by IANS
London, March 18 (IANS) Diabetes drug Avandia, which has been used by at least 50,000 people in Britain, increases the risk of heart disease by 23 percent and the risk ... Read more...

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Vaccine for deadly meningitis strain in offing

December 26th, 2010 - 4:06 pm ICT by IANS
London, Dec 26 (IANS) A vaccine against the deadly meningitis B - the strain against which there is currently no defence - may be available next year.Experts predict it will dramatically cut ... Read more...

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Cancer drug could combat ovarian tumours

October 12th, 2010 - 3:59 pm ICT by IANS
London, Oct 12 (IANS) A drug administered to patients with bowel, breast and lung cancer can also be used to help women fight ovarian tumours, results from a clinical trial in UK ... Read more...

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Diabetes drug increases heart attack risks, say experts

September 6th, 2010 - 1:22 pm ICT by IANS
London, Sep 6 (IANS) Medical experts have urged a ban on Avandia, a drug taken by up to 100,000 diabetic patients in Britain, because it increases risks of heart attack. The Commission ... Read more...

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Swine flu jab under scrutiny over dangerous sleep disorder fears

August 28th, 2010 - 2:45 pm ICT by ANI
London, Aug 28 (ANI): A swine flu vaccine given to millions of Britons is undergoing investigations over fear it causes a rare and dangerous sleep disorder.Pandemrix made by pharmaceutical giant GlaxoSmithKline is ... Read more...

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Drug implant to help stem sight loss

August 19th, 2010 - 4:57 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 19 (IANS) A biodegradable implant called Ozurdex that could help thousands of people suffering vision loss, has been approved for treatment in Britain and other countries by the European Medicines ... Read more...

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Experimental anti-obesity drug cuts body weight sans side effects

July 13th, 2010 - 3:14 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 13 (ANI): In a study on rodents, researchers have found that a second-generation experimental anti-obesity and diabetes drug could reduce body weight while avoiding the risk of psychiatric side effects ... Read more...

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Europe bans anti-obesity drug Reductil

January 26th, 2010 - 11:11 am ICT by IANS
London, Jan 26 (IANS) European Medicines Agency (EMEA) has recommended that appetite suppressant drug sibutramine, also known as Reductil, should neither be prescribed by doctors nor dispensed by pharmacists. The regulator has ... Read more...

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FDA issues warning about the diet pill Meridia

January 24th, 2010 - 1:31 am ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Washington, Jan 23 (THAINDIAN NEWS) The FDA has issued warnings about the popular diet pill Meridia. It is quite a popular weight-loss drug, and is used by a lot of people ... Read more...

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Weight loss pill linked to heart attacks, stroke risk

January 4th, 2010 - 5:04 pm ICT by ANI
London, January 04 (ANI): Weight loss pill 'Reductil' has been found to increase the risk of heart attacks and stroke.European Medicines Agency (EMA) has claimed that the pill apparently contains an ingredient ... Read more...

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Swine flu vaccine ready, enters Europe

September 25th, 2009 - 10:48 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 25 (IANS) Global pharma major Novartis Friday announced it is ready with a swine flu vaccine and has started first deliveries to governments in Europe, giving hopes to people ... Read more...

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Anti-obesity drug’s safety being reviewed amid liver damage fears

August 26th, 2009 - 1:13 pm ICT by ANI
London, August 26 (ANI): Authorities in the U.S. probing whether an anti-obesity drug being sold over the counter may cause liver damage.In April, chemists in the UK started selling Orlistat under the ... Read more...

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New drug for speeding up elimination of river blindness across Africa begins clinical trial

July 1st, 2009 - 9:24 pm ICT by ANI
London, July 1 (ANI): A clinical trial is being launched in three African countries of a drug that could eliminate onchocerciasis, or river blindness, one of the leading infectious causes of blindness ... Read more...

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Pfizer withdraws application for over-the-counter Viagra in Europe

November 21st, 2008 - 4:05 pm ICT by ANI
London, Nov 21 (ANI): The makers of the anti-impotence drug Viagra have withdrawn an application to make the 50-milligram tablets available over the counter in Europe.Following concerns raised by European regulators ... Read more...

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Sorafenib drug may improve survival in primary liver cancer patients

June 29th, 2008 - 2:09 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 29 (ANI): A new study has revealed that sorafenib drug can improve survival rate among patients with primary liver cancer by 40 pct. The study led by the Barcelona ... Read more...

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EU approves human bird flu vaccine

May 20th, 2008 - 7:45 pm ICT by admin
RIA Novosti Brussels, May 20 (RIA Novosti) The European Union has granted licence to a British company to market a human pre-pandemic bird flu vaccine in all 27-member European Union countries, the EurActiv ... Read more...

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