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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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New shot could reverse arthritis


April 8th, 2012 - 6:16 pm ICT by IANS
London, April 8 (IANS) The discovery of a new molecule kartogenin may help encourage damaged cartilage regenerate and reverse debilitating conditions like arthritis. Currently these is no cure for the ... Read more...

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New drug shows promise in treating Fragile X


January 8th, 2011 - 5:05 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 8 (ANI): A new drug to treat the underlying disorder instead of the symptoms of Fragile X has shown some promise in a study conducted by researchers from Rush University ... 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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Vaccine to tackle meningitis ‘just a year away’


December 24th, 2010 - 4:27 pm ICT by ANI
London, Dec 24 (ANI): Experts have tested a new vaccine for meningitis B, the strain against which there is currently no defense.According to them, it will dramatically reduce the risk of children ... Read more...

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Study links Blood pressure drugs to cancer


June 15th, 2010 - 7:57 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
New York, Jun 15 (THAINDIAN NEWS) A new study by Lancet Oncology medical journal says there is a modest increased risk of cancer in people who use certain classes of blood pressure ... Read more...

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Novartis ordered to pay 250 m dollars to sexually harassed female sales reps


May 20th, 2010 - 1:37 pm ICT by ANI
New York, May 20 (ANI): A Manhattan jury has asked drugs giant Novartis to cough up 250 million dollars in punitive damages to thousands of female sales reps who were victims of ... Read more...

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New vaccine may help cure meningitis


April 1st, 2010 - 2:18 am ICT by IANS
London, April 1 (IANS) A new meningitis vaccine that offers protection against four major strains of the disease has been made available in the European market. The vaccine, called Menveo, would most likely ... Read more...

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Manthan Systems eyes acquisitions overseas for growth


March 17th, 2010 - 10:53 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, March 17 (IANS) Business intelligence and analytics product firm Manthan Systems is scouting for strategic acquisitions overseas to expand into new geographies and maintain growth, a top company official said Wednesday. "We ... Read more...

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Eon Labs pays $3.5 million to settle false claims act


February 23rd, 2010 - 1:30 am ICT by BNO News
BOSTON (BNO NEWS) – Eon Labs, Inc. (Eon) will be paying $3.5 million after allegations concerning reimbursement, the Department of Justice said Monday.Eon, a subsidiary of Sandoz, Inc., which is in turn ... Read more...

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New discovery may help end sleeping sickness


January 16th, 2010 - 3:06 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 16 (ANI): Scientists from Vanderbilt University have found a novel way to end sleeping sickness by making parasite that causes it to self-destruct.They have identified an enzyme that protects the ... Read more...

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Government in talks for importing swine flu vaccine


December 11th, 2009 - 5:42 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 11 (IANS) With over 20,000 swine flu cases in the country, the central government has initiated talks with four international vaccine manufacturers to import the H1N1 vaccine, Health Minister ... Read more...

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Pharma firms to conduct H1N1 vaccine human trials in India


December 8th, 2009 - 2:32 pm ICT by IANS
By Prashant K. Nanda New Delhi, Dec 8 (IANS) An indigenous swine flu vaccine is far from ready but India has given the green signal to two foreign pharmaceutical giants to begin human ... Read more...

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Novartis reports $2.11 bn profit in third quarter


October 22nd, 2009 - 2:07 pm ICT by IANS
Geneva, Oct 22 (DPA) Swiss pharmaceutical giant Novartis Thursday reported a profit of $2.11 billion in the third quarter until the end of September, up 1 percent. Net sales in the quarter reached ... 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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Soon, ‘chip on the shoulder’ to remind patients to take pills


September 23rd, 2009 - 2:32 pm ICT by ANI
London, Sept 23 (ANI): Patients who often forget to take regular doses of medicines will now be reminded by a "chip on their shoulder".The miniature sensor will be pinned onto a patients ... Read more...

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Novartis’ H1N1 vaccine being tested on human


August 12th, 2009 - 3:37 pm ICT by IBNS
New Delhi, Aug 12 (IBNS) Swiss drugmaker Novartis has reportedly begun injecting the swine flu vaccine it has developed into human volunteers, in the company's first human trials.The vaccine is being ... Read more...

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Cancer institute ties up with Novartis to aid poor patients


April 13th, 2009 - 8:28 pm ICT by IANS
Coimbatore, April 13 (IANS) A premier cancer research institute distributed free dosages of an oncology drug here Monday under an arrangement with multinational pharmaceutical major Novartis. "The first patient has been administered Glivec, ... Read more...

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Novartis scrip hits upper circuit on stake-hike news (Lead)


March 25th, 2009 - 5:12 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, March 25 (IANS) The Novartis India scrip jumped almost 20 percent Wednesday to hit the upper circuit after Novartis AG of Switzerland, a group subsidiary, said it would make an ... Read more...

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Novartis to raise stake in Indian unit to 90 percent


March 25th, 2009 - 4:15 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 25 (IANS) Swiss drug maker Novartis Wednesday said it has made an open offer to acquire an additional stake of up to 39 percent in its Indian unit. The company ... Read more...

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Nestle boosts profits by 70 percent in 2008


February 19th, 2009 - 4:31 pm ICT by IANS
Vevey (Switzerland), Feb 19 (DPA) Nestle boosted its net profit by 69.4 percent in 2008, the company said Thursday, giving it gains of 18 billion Swiss francs ($15.3 billion). The group's core business, ... Read more...

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New vaccine to protect kids against meningitis B may be available by 2011


February 11th, 2009 - 4:36 pm ICT by ANI
London, Feb 11 (ANI): A new vaccine to protect kids against meningitis B may be available by 2011, according to researchers.Although vaccines are available for pneumococcal meningitis and the C and ... Read more...

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New vaccine may help consign meningitis to the history books


May 15th, 2008 - 1:52 pm ICT by admin
London, May 15 (ANI): British scientists have achieved a significant breakthrough in obtaining powerful immune responses in 150 infants against meningitis, the infection that kills about one in 10 and often ... Read more...

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Albert Hofmann, discoverer of the psychedelic drug LSD, dies


April 30th, 2008 - 6:19 pm ICT by admin
DPA Basel (Switzerland), April 30 (DPA) Swiss scientist Albert Hofmann, who discovered the mind-bending drug LSD that paved the way for the 1960s culture, has died, it was announced Wednesday. He was 102. ... Read more...

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Second line leukemia drugs hold promise as frontline therapy


December 10th, 2007 - 1:53 pm ICT by admin
Washington, Dec 10 (ANI): Researchers have revealed that the drugs Dasatinib and Nilotinib, currently approved for use as a second line therapy for chronic myelogenous leukemia have shown promise as a frontline ... Read more...

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New meningitis vaccine for infants shows promise


November 17th, 2007 - 3:02 pm ICT by admin
London, Nov 17 (ANI): A new vaccine, Menveo, has shown promise in clinical trials, which might help protect infants against four types of meningitis.A study carried out on the new vaccine, which ... Read more...

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