Category Archives: Pharmaceuticals

Phast Pharma: Local herb molecule has potential for faster drug development

Scientists at Nanyang Technological University (NTU Singapore) have discovered a new molecule which can join together chains of amino acids – the building blocks of protein. Only three other known molecules have been discovered to be able to perform this … Continue reading

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Medications main culprit in US allergy deaths

Newswise — NEW YORK (September 30, 2014) – Medications are the leading cause of allergy-related sudden deaths in the U.S., according to an analysis of death certificates from 1999 to 2010, conducted by researchers at Montefiore Medical Center and Albert … Continue reading

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‘Tissue Chip’ to Screen Neurological Toxins

Newswise — MADISON, Wis. — A multidisciplinary team at the University of Wisconsin-Madison and the Morgridge Institute for Research is creating a faster, more affordable way to screen for neural toxins, helping flag chemicals that may harm human development. The … Continue reading

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AMA Statement on Final Rule Regarding Disposal of Controlled Substances

Statement attributed to: Robert M. Wah, MD President, American Medical Association “The American Medical Association (AMA) strongly supports the need to remove unused medications from medicine cabinets across the country as an important component of a multipronged effort to prevent … Continue reading

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2015 Intravenous Medications: A Handbook for Nurses and Health Professionals, 31e Spiral-bound

The #1 IV drug handbook for more than 40 years, Intravenous Medications: A Handbook for Nurses and Health Professionals is trusted for its accuracy and comprehensive coverage. Whether you prefer the portable print version or one of the convenient electronic … Continue reading

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Many stop taking meds if pill shape changes without notice

(Reuters Health) - People are more likely to stop taking their medication after a heart attack if the appearance of their pills suddenly changes without explanation, a new study suggests. Generic versions of a given medication can look different from … Continue reading

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Drug Makers Use Cash, Psychology and the Internet to Guide Doctors’ Prescribing Habits

JUPITER, Fla., July 9, 2014 /PRNewswire-iReach/ — Without pause the patient-centric informational website Metabolism.com recently published a medical insider’s report on how the pharmaceutical industry might well win an astute marketer’s highest honor.  Uncovering the drug makers’ manipulation by way … Continue reading

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New technology simplifies production of biotech medicines

The final step in the production of a biotech medicine is finishing with the correct sugar structure. This step is essential for the efficacy of the medicine, but it also makes the production process very complex and expensive. Leander Meuris, … Continue reading

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Merck laying off 8500 people globally

(Reuters) - Merck & Co, taking a cue from rival drugmakers that have slashed research spending to bolster earnings, said it will cut annual operating costs by $2.5 billion and eliminate 8,500 jobs, or more than 10 percent of its … Continue reading

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Anti-aging drugs inch closer because of Sanford-Burnham study

Newswise — LA JOLLA, Calif., August 8, 2013 — Scientists at Sanford-Burnham Medical Research Institute have identified a key factor that regulates the autophagy process, a kind of cleansing mechanism for cells in which waste material and cellular debris is … Continue reading

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Pharma sets the health care agenda with new set of priorities, prognoses

WASHINGTON-(BUSINESS WIRE)-A new survey commissioned by the Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America (PhRMA) shows 86 percent of Americans believe developing cures for more forms of cancer should be one of the top national health priorities, followed by developing effective … Continue reading

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FDA takes action to protect consumers from dangerous medicines sold by illegal online pharmacies

International Operation Pangea VI combats online sale and distribution of unapproved prescription medicines The U.S. Food and Drug Administration, in partnership with international regulatory and law enforcement agencies, took action this week against more than 9,600 websites that illegally sell … Continue reading

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FDA obtains waiver from European Commission to facilitate export for U.S. pharmaceutical manufacturers

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration announced today that the U.S. is now a “listed” countrydisclaimer icon with the European Commission (EC) so that U.S. companies need not obtain an export certificate from the FDA before shipping certain pharmaceutical products … Continue reading

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