food and drug administration

After selling two crore tablets, Haryana chemist on the run


September 12th, 2012 - 7:23 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, Sep 12 (IANS) A chemist in Haryana's Sirsa town is on the run after drug control authorities in the state found that he had allegedly sold over two crore ... Read more...

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Britain’s Bourn Hall opens second IVF clinic in India


September 7th, 2012 - 8:48 pm ICT by IANS
Gurgaon, Sep 7 (IANS) Britain-based Bourn Hall Clinic, responsible for the world's first test-tube baby in 1978, Friday opened its second hi-tech infertility treatment facility in India and announced that ... Read more...

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Lively smuggles food items


August 31st, 2012 - 3:49 pm ICT by IANS
Los Angeles, Aug 31 (IANS) Actress Blake Lively says she likes to collect local ingredients when she is travelling and often takes them home."I love to go to cooking school ... Read more...

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New device removes clots from brain


August 27th, 2012 - 12:33 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Aug 27 (IANS) A new device that removes clots from the brain could be a game changer in the treatment of strokes, say researchers.In a recent clinical trial, the ... Read more...

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Chinese hotel fined after food poisoning


August 19th, 2012 - 2:20 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Aug 19 (IANS) A five-star hotel in China's Hainan province was fined about $97,200 after 141 people was sickened by food poisoning, Global Times said Sunday.The Sanya City Food ... Read more...

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China hotel fined after 140 fall ill


August 19th, 2012 - 12:16 am ICT by IANS
Beijing, Aug 18 (IANS) A five-star hotel in south China's Hainan province was Saturday fined 618,000 yuan (around $97,000) after 141 people fell ill after having breakfast there, officials said.The ... Read more...

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Vaccination can prevent cervical cancer deaths: Experts


August 7th, 2012 - 2:34 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 7 (IANS) India, where over 70,000 women die of cervical cancer every year, should opt for preventive vaccination against the Human Papillomavirus (HPV) that causes the disease ... Read more...

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Toxic mushrooms kill seven, poison 50 in China


August 4th, 2012 - 9:34 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Aug 4 (IANS) Consumption of wild mushrooms in China's Shaanxi province has claimed the lives of least seven people and poisoned more than 50, forcing the country's top ... Read more...

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76 officials punished over medicine scandal in China


August 4th, 2012 - 12:14 am ICT by IANS
Beijing, Aug 3 (IANS) A total of 76 local officials have been punished for failing to prevent and stop the production of contaminated drug capsules, the State Food and Drug ... Read more...

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GVK Bio’s Ahmedabad facility cleared by USFDA


July 30th, 2012 - 10:22 pm ICT by IANS
Hyderabad, July 30 (IANS) GVK Biosciences, Asia's leading contract research organisation Monday announced that its Ahmedabad clinical pharmacology unit successfully cleared the USFDA audit.The GVK BIO Ahmedabad facility, commissioned in ... Read more...

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US approves drug to prevent HIV infection


July 17th, 2012 - 2:36 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, July 17 (IANS) The US Monday approved Truvada, the first drug approved to reduce the risk of HIV infection in uninfected individuals who are at high risk of infection ... Read more...

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Chinese officials put on live TV show sweat it out


July 13th, 2012 - 6:26 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, July 13 (IANS) A group of provincial officials in China had a tough time facing public after they were put on a live TV to address residents' grievances.Salary ... Read more...

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Haryana is first state free of hookah bar: Official


July 11th, 2012 - 6:55 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, July 11 (IANS) Haryana has emerged as the country's first state free of hookah bar, an official said here Wednesday.Haryana's Commissioner for Food and Drug Administration Rakesh Gupta said ... Read more...

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Lesbians allowed to donate blood in China


July 3rd, 2012 - 4:24 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, July 3 (IANS) Lesbians in China, banned in 1998 from donating blood as a way to prevent the spread of AIDS, have now been "legally allowed" to donate. However, ... Read more...

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Study shows that a new experimental cancer drug delays breast tumor growth


June 5th, 2012 - 7:05 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
New York, June 5 (THAINDIAN NEWS) A study has shown that an experimental breast cancer drug which has been produced by Roche Holding can slow down the growth of a breast cancer ... Read more...

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China to blacklist illegal drug producers


May 31st, 2012 - 3:35 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, May 31 (IANS) China is mulling a proposal to blacklist illegal drug producers and sellers.Details of companies and individuals violating drug laws will be documented and published on government ... Read more...

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Arthritis drug found effective in amoebic dysentery


May 21st, 2012 - 3:19 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, May 21 (IANS) Scientists have identified an arthritis drug that acts very effectively against a parasite causing amoebic dysentery and liver abscesses, which kill over 70,000 people worldwide annually. ... Read more...

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Magnetic pulse therapy may help treat depression: Study


May 10th, 2012 - 7:59 pm ICT by IANS
London, May 10 (IANS) A non-invasive and drug-free magnetic therapy could help thousands of people - doomed to a life of depression - kiss their blues away.Results from tests on ... Read more...

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First ever pill to beat HIV under FDA consideration


May 10th, 2012 - 6:17 pm ICT by IANS
London, May 10 (IANS) Truvada, the first ever pill to beat HIV -- a breakthrough in the 30-year-old war against AIDS epidemic -- is under active consideration of the US ... Read more...

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Chinese firms probed for offering foetal videos


May 1st, 2012 - 4:34 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, May 1 (IANS) Health authorities in Chinese business hub Shanghai have launched an investigation after a few medical facilities reportedly offered foetal ultrasound photography that includes 3D photos and ... Read more...

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Blocking protein could halt debilitating brain disease


April 30th, 2012 - 1:16 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, April 30 (IANS) Blocking a protein that contributes to acute nerve damage could halt the development of debilitating Multiple Sclerosis (MS), says a new study.Some of MS symptoms are ... Read more...

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China seizes over 33,000 illegal drug ads


April 17th, 2012 - 2:06 am ICT by IANS
Beijing, April 17 (IANS) China's food and drug safety watchdog said Monday it has found 33,648 illegal commercial advertisements for drugs this year till March.It included release of advertisements without ... Read more...

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India bats for generic drugs, seeks Africa’s support


March 18th, 2012 - 11:53 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 18 (IANS) Commerce Minister Anand Sharma Sunday said that India will resist any attempt made to malign the country's generic drugs industry as it provided a means ... Read more...

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China to monitor drugs through electronic system


March 1st, 2012 - 2:58 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, March 1 (IANS) China will keep track of all drugs prescribed by doctors by 2015 using an electronic monitoring system, authorities said.The system, launched in 2006, applies to 56,000 ... Read more...

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China to check inferior food products


February 22nd, 2012 - 4:53 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Feb 22 (IANS) China will tighten measures to stop the production of substandard health food products, authorities said."With inadequate control measures many substandard products exist in the health food ... Read more...

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Drug reversing Alzheimer’s symptoms found


February 12th, 2012 - 8:29 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Feb 12 (IANS) A drug has shown promising results in reversing symptoms of Alzheimer's, a progressive brain disease. The findings show that bexarotene, a drug, appears to reverse the ... Read more...

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Drug reverses Alzheimer’s symptoms in mice: Study


February 10th, 2012 - 7:19 am ICT by IANS
Washington, Feb 10 (IANS) Use of a drug in mice appears to quickly reverse the pathological, cognitive and memory deficits caused by the onset of Alzheimer's disease, according to a ... Read more...

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Stent like device effective for removing blood clots


February 6th, 2012 - 1:09 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Feb 6 (IANS) An experimental stent-like device removed blood clots in stroke patients more effectively than standard mechanical treatment, a study reveals.Named SOLITAIRE, it has a self-expanding, stent-like design ... Read more...

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New procedure busts deadly brain tumour cells


February 6th, 2012 - 12:35 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Feb 6 (IANS) Glioblastoma multiforme (GBM) happens to be the nastiest and most common brain tumour, affecting 10,000 patients in the US alone every year. Now, a novel ... Read more...

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HIV drug now available as oral powder for children


January 29th, 2012 - 9:20 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 29 (IANS) The HIV drug Viread will now be available in powder form for HIV positive children after its approval by the US Food and Drug Administration ... Read more...

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Ranbaxy ordered to improve India, US plants


January 26th, 2012 - 11:20 am ICT by IANS
Washington, Jan 26 (IANS) US drug regulators have sought a "groundbreaking" injunction against Ranbaxy Laboratories to force the Indian drug major to correct long-standing violations at four of its manufacturing ... Read more...

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China to keep an eye on cosmetic contact lenses


January 20th, 2012 - 5:52 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Jan 20 (IANS) China will regulate the production and sale of cosmetic coloured contact lenses by including them in its list of items classified as "medical apparatus".Some people wear ... Read more...

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Now, cure migraine with a botox jab


January 19th, 2012 - 2:36 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 19 (IANS) Severe headaches for days, nausea and vomiting - migraine patients go through hell. In fact it has been ranked as the 19th most disabling disease ... Read more...

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No breast implant ruptures reported in China


January 7th, 2012 - 10:00 am ICT by IANS
Beijing, Jan 7 (IANS) China's top drug safety watchdog has said it has not found evidence of any ruptures in over 700 French-made breast implants sold in the country.The implants ... Read more...

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Surgeon pioneers gallbladder removal through belly button


December 30th, 2011 - 3:41 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Dec 30 (IANS) Santiago Horgan, a robotic surgery expert, pioneered the removal of a diseased gallbladder through a patient's belly button in 60 minutes, reports a study.It took Horgan ... Read more...

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