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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Ranbaxy approved to make first generic version of Lipitor


December 1st, 2011 - 7:57 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Dec 1 (IANS) India's largest maker of generic drugs, Ranbaxy Laboratories Ltd has won US approval to sell a generic version of the world's top-selling cholesterol lowering drug Lipitor ... Read more...

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Indian cytotron inventor plans to enter US market


November 30th, 2011 - 2:44 pm ICT by IANS
Hyderabad, Nov 30 (IANS) After inventing Cytotron to treat cancers, osteoarthritis and multiple sclerosis, Scalene Cybernetics Ltd is now taking this novel device to the US.The Bangalore-based firm has joined ... Read more...

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Obama takes action to reduce medicine scarcity


November 1st, 2011 - 11:20 am ICT by IANS
Washington, Nov 1 (IANS/EFE) President Barack Obama Monday instructed the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to identify and reduce the scarcity of necessary medications and he asked for ... Read more...

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Apollo Hospitals launch robot for stroke treatment


October 29th, 2011 - 7:09 pm ICT by IANS
Hyderabad, Oct 29 (IANS) Apollo Hospitals, India's biggest corporate hospital chain, Saturday launched "stroke Robot" which enables real-time quality care to stroke patients in areas far away from major cities.The ... Read more...

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Lizard in midday meal: Goa orders probe


September 13th, 2011 - 3:37 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, Sep 13 (IANS) Goa Tuesday ordered an official inquiry after 12 primary school students fell ill after eating a midday meal, which had a dead lizard and an insect ... Read more...

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US unveils new cigarette warning labels


June 22nd, 2011 - 9:56 am ICT by IANS
New York, June 22 (IANS) The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has unveiled nine graphic cigarette warning labels that highlight the dangers of smoking.The warnings are required to be ... Read more...

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Pimples? Go for garlic juice or chemical peels


May 18th, 2011 - 10:55 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 18 (IANS) If pimples and acne scars on the face are bothering you, try putting some garlic juice or a mud pack. Or if you are game ... Read more...

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US wants restaurants to show calorie content on menus


April 3rd, 2011 - 10:21 am ICT by IANS
Washington, April 3 (IANS/EFE) The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) will require, starting in 2012, that restaurants list the amount of calories contained in their menu items as ... Read more...

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Robot system to test 10,000 chemicals for toxicity


March 21st, 2011 - 12:32 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, March 21 (IANS) A new high-speed robot screening system can test 10,000 different chemicals for potential toxicity.These chemicals include compounds found in industrial and consumer products, food additives and ... Read more...

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Hindus upset with goddess Lakshmi image on a Potion promoted as boosting sex


February 22nd, 2011 - 12:27 pm ICT by ANI
Nevada (US), Feb 22 (ANI): Hindus are upset with image of goddess Lakshmi being used on the bottle of 'Potion 9' 'mood enhancement shots', which some of the sellers are claiming ... Read more...

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Cola food colouring could cause cancer


February 17th, 2011 - 5:11 pm ICT by IANS
London, Feb 17 (IANS) Some chemically enhanced caramel food colourings used in popular cola drinks could be cancer causing and should be banned, a US consumer advocacy group has claimed. Pure ... Read more...

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‘Armstrong may become symbol for decades of corruption in professional cycling’


January 23rd, 2011 - 2:38 pm ICT by ANI
Wellington, Jan 23(ANI): American racing cyclist Lance Armstrong's former bike mechanic and personal assistant believes the seven-time Tour de France champion is in danger of becoming a permanent "symbol for decades of ... Read more...

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Al-Qaida’s latest threat to US: poisoning food in hotels, restaurants over single weekend


December 21st, 2010 - 4:06 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 21(ANI): The latest Al-Qaida terror threat to the United States reportedly involves the possible use of poisons aimed at food in hotels and restaurants over a single weekend.According ... Read more...

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Al Qaeda plotting poison attack in US


December 21st, 2010 - 2:59 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Dec 21 (IANS) Terror outfit Al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP) is planning to attack American food supplies with poisonous chemicals, officials said.A source "with knowledge of the situation" said ... Read more...

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Stem cell therapy could ‘help the blind see within 6 weeks’


November 22nd, 2010 - 11:55 am ICT by ANI
London, Nov 22 (ANI): Stem cells derived from spare IVF embryos left over from fertility treatment could help blind patients see within six weeks, according to a new study.The US Food and ... Read more...

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FDA issues warning letters to four producers of caffeinated alcoholic beverages


November 18th, 2010 - 2:54 am ICT by BNO News
WASHINGTON D.C. (BNO NEWS) -- The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) on Wednesday issued warning letters to four companies that produce caffeinated alcoholic beverages as caffeine is an unsafe food additive.FDA ... Read more...

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Finally, ciggie packs in US to carry gruesome pictures!


November 11th, 2010 - 1:44 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 11 (ANI): Taking a stand against smoking, US has also unveiled anti-smoking scare photos on cigarette boxes.Officials have informed that graphic pictures depicting the possible consequences of tobacco use are ... Read more...

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Eggs recalled in US over salmonella scare


November 10th, 2010 - 8:04 am ICT by IANS
Los Angeles, Nov 10 (IANS) Hundreds of thousands of eggs have been recalled in eight US states for fear of salmonella contamination, officials said.Cal-Maine Foods, the nation's leading egg distributor, ordered a ... Read more...

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FDA, CDC, and Costco warn of Bravo Farms cheese product due to E. coli outbreak


November 5th, 2010 - 10:15 pm ICT by BNO News
SILVER SPRING, MARYLAND (BNO NEWS) -- The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), along with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and Costco, on Friday warned consumers to avoid Bravo ... Read more...

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Oral sex putting men at risk for throat cancer


October 21st, 2010 - 4:40 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 21 (ANI): HPV or the human papilloma virus has been associated with cervical cancer in women but a new study says that the virus may be contributing to an increasing ... Read more...

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Can skin cancer be treated with light?


October 19th, 2010 - 4:05 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 19 (ANI): Researchers at the University of California, Irvine, are exploring new ways to image cancerous lesions using LEDs that might advance a technique for treating cancer called photodynamic therapy ... Read more...

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Dr Reddy’s to launch lansoprazole capsules in US


October 16th, 2010 - 8:45 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 16 (IANS) Dr Reddy's Laboratories Saturday said it will launch its lansoprazole delayed-release capsules in the US market very soon, after receiving approval from the US Food and Drug ... Read more...

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Magnets may help treat major depression


October 12th, 2010 - 5:57 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 12 (ANI): Psychiatric researchers at Rush University Medical Center have found a non-invasive, non-drug therapy to be an effective, long-term treatment for major depression.The study was done to determine the ... Read more...

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TTF therapy, chemo combo ‘increase survival for lung cancer patients’


October 11th, 2010 - 3:01 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 11 (ANI): Novocure reported today that patients with advanced non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) achieved a significant increase in survival time when tumour treating fields (TTF) therapy was added to ... Read more...

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Novel drug eases osteoarthritis knee pain


September 30th, 2010 - 2:26 pm ICT by ANI
London, Sep 30 (ANI): A new research has shown that a phase II clinical trial of the first new type of drug for musculoskeletal pain since aspirin shows that it significantly reduces ... Read more...

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FDA approves first oral contraceptive that increases folate levels


September 27th, 2010 - 9:44 pm ICT by BNO News
WAYNE, NEW JERSEY (BNO NEWS) -- Bayer HealthCare Pharmaceuticals Inc. on Monday announced that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved a new oral contraceptive (OC) that increases folate levels ... Read more...

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Alaska Governor Parnell urges DFA to deny application to market genetically engineered salmon


September 26th, 2010 - 4:02 am ICT by BNO News
ANCHORAGE, ALASKA (BNO NEWS) -- Alaska Governor Sean Parnell on Saturday urged the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to deny the approval of genetically engineered Atlantic salmon for human consumption.Governor Parnell ... Read more...

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