Widely used kidney cancer drugs can’t stop recurrence

Two widely used targeted therapy drugs approved by the FDA for the treatment of metastatic kidney cancer – sorafenib and sunitinib – are no more effective than a placebo in preventing return of the disease to increase life spans of patients suffering from advanced kidney cancer after surgery, according to a new multi-institutional study in the Lancet led by a researcher at the Abramson Cancer Center (ACC) of the University of Pennsylvania. Naomi B. Haas, MD, an associate professor in [...]

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Kidney Dialysis Might Not Extend Survival of Elderly

Dialysis does not significantly improve survival for elderly kidney failure patients, a new study indicates. The findings suggest that conservative care may be a reasonable option for some kidney failure patients over 80. The researchers don’t say that dialysis treatment should not be given to anybody older than 80 or with severe co-occurring conditions. “But we show that the treatment is on average of little advantage regarding survival,” said study co-leader Dr. Wouter Verberne . “Our next task is to predict who [...]

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Consolidated list of FDC’s banned by Indian Govt

LIST OF FDC’S BANNED WITH EFFECT FROM 10-3-2016 AS PER BELOW NOTIFICATIONS SL.NO FIXED DOSE COMBINATION NOTIFICATION NO 1 Aceclofenac + Paracetamol + Rabeprazole 705 2 Nimesulide + Diclofenac 706 3 Nimesulide + Cetrizine + Caffeine 707 4 Nimesulide + Tizanidine 708 5 Paracetamol + Cetrizine + Caffeine 709 6 Diclofenac + Tramadol + Chlorzoxazone 710 7 Dicyclomine + Paracetamol + Domperidone 711 8 Nimesulide + Paracetamol Dispersible Tablets 712 9 Paracetamol + Phenylephrine + Caffeine 713 10 Diclofenac + Tramadol + Paracetamol 714 11 Diclofenac + Paracetamol + Chlorzoxazone + Famotidine 715 12 Naproxen + Paracetamol 716 13 Nimesulide + Serratiopeptidase 717 14 Paracetamol + Diclofenac + famotidine 718 15 Nimesulide + Pitofenone + Fenpiverinium + Benzyl Alcohol 719 16 Omepraozle + Paracetmaol+ Diclofenac 720 17 Nimesulide + paracetamol Injection 721 18 Tamsulosin + [...]

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Indian Scientists Develop Breakthrough Dengue Drug

In a breakthrough move that can help in the fight against dengue, a herbal medicine against it is claimed to have been developed by scientists in India, which accounts for 50 per cent of the global population estimated to be at risk from the disease. Experts are now gearing up for the next step, which is to hold clinical trials and toxicity studies before seeking permission from  the Drug Controller of India (DCI) for commercial production. The project was undertaken jointly [...]

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Study Shows How Zika Virus Could Cause Fetal Brain Defects

The Zika virus is capable of quickly infecting and harming developing fetal brain cells, scientists said on Friday in a study that provides insight into how the virus might cause the birth defect microcephaly in fetuses exposed in the womb. The researchers said their study, published in the journal Cell Stem Cell, does not provide proof of a direct causal link between Zika and microcephaly, but it does identify where the virus may be inflicting the most damage in developing [...]

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Healthcare Has Finally Taken Centre Stage in Budget

Plans to launch new health protection scheme and making quality medicines available at affordable prices with plans to launch 3,000 Jan Aushadhi stores proposed in the Budget will help more people in getting access to proper healthcare, say industry players. Reacting to Finance Minister Arun Jaitley’s proposals in the Budget 2016-17, Apollo Hospitals Group Chairman Prathap C Reddy said: “Healthcare has finally taken the centre stage in the Budget. The Health Protection Scheme of Rs. 1 lakh to cover unforeseen illness in [...]

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3-D Printed Biomedical Device To Rapidly Detect Anaemia

US researchers have developed an inexpensive prototype of a biomedical device that can detect anaemia simply by running a blood sample from a finger prick under a smartphone. The device consists of 3-D printed clear plastic slides containing microfluidics that attach to a smartphone. The user adds a drop of their blood to a slide, which is used for a colour scale-based test. The test results are produced in less than 60 seconds and can be read using a smartphone. “Anaemia is [...]

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Make in India: Pharma sector needs it the most

If there is one sector that badly needs early implementation of Modi’s dream project ‘Make in India’ then it is pharmaceutical industry. India is completely dependent on its neighbor China for 12 most important drugs used in the pharmaceutical sectorThese are – paracetamol, metformin, ranitidine, amoxicillin, ciprofloxacin, cefixime, acetyl salicylic acid, ascorbic acid, ofloxacin, ibuprofen, metronidazole and ampicillin. India has imported bulk drugs and active pharmaceutical ingredients (APIs) of around 38,186 crore from China in the last four years. In November 2014, [...]

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Government restores customs duty exemption on three drugs

Within days of withdrawing customs duty exemption on a host of life saving drugs, the government today restored exemption on three of those drugs that are mainly used for treatment of hormonal disorders, growth failure and haemophilia. The Central Board of Excise and Customs (CBEC) in a notification restored import duty exemption on three drugs — Octreotide, Somatropin and Anti- Haemophilic Factor Concentrate (VIII and IX). The drug Octreotide is used to treat hormonal disorder, besides symptoms of severe diarrhoea and [...]

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