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Salt can kill cancer cells: Study

Last Updated: Tuesday, August 12, 2014, 21:17

The next weapon to effectively fight cancer could be salt as researchers have found that an influx of salt into a cell triggers its death.

Safer, cheaper building blocks for future drugs

Last Updated: Saturday, July 05, 2014, 15:25

Researchers have developed an economical, reliable and metal-free chemical reaction that could yield building blocks for future anti-HIV and cancer drugs.

GSK in $350 million deal to develop cancer drugs with UK biotech firm: Report

Last Updated: Monday, June 02, 2014, 08:56

GlaxoSmithKline Plc (GSK.L) has agreed a deal worth more than USD 350 million with UK biotech company Adaptimmune to develop cancer drugs, an International Newspaper reported on Monday.

Govt mulls bringing cancer, AIDS drugs under price control

Last Updated: Thursday, May 29, 2014, 18:11

The National Pharmaceutical Pricing Authority met recently to consider ways of bringing medicines, which are not covered by the list of essential drugs, under some regulatory ambit in order to check prices, sources said.

Novartis India shares surge 20% in intra-day on GSK deal

Last Updated: Tuesday, April 22, 2014, 18:49

Shares of Novartis India on Tuesday surged 20 percent in intra-day as global pharma major Novartis will acquire GlaxoSmithKline plc's cancer drugs portfolio for USD 16 billion and sell its vaccines business in return for USD 7.1 billion.

Supreme Court rejects Novartis cancer drug Glivec patent plea

Last Updated: Monday, April 01, 2013, 09:27

Glivec, used in treating chronic myeloid leukemia and some other cancers, costs a patient about Rs 1.2 lakh/month, much higher than Rs 8,000 which is the price of the generic drug.

Cancer drug ruling: It is triumph of human values, says Natco Director

Last Updated: Friday, March 08, 2013, 19:16

The IPAB ruling in favour of the Natco Pharma against Bayer has reignited the debate over innovation versus access in the health sector.

Cipla slashes cancer drug prices by 64%

Last Updated: Thursday, November 08, 2012, 16:13

Drug major Cipla on Thursday slashed prices of its three generic cancer drugs -- Erlocip, Docetax and Capegard -- by up to 64 percent.

Sun Pharma awaits USFDA approval for cancer drug Lipodox

Last Updated: Sunday, October 28, 2012, 10:52

After gaining market access under a contingency plan by the USFDA, drug major Sun Pharmaceutical Industries is awaiting approval from the health regulator for its cancer drug Lipodox.

Lupin identifies cancer drugs as focus area in Japan

Last Updated: Sunday, October 14, 2012, 11:57

Lupin has presence in both oral and injectable products development and manufacturing infrastructure in Japan.

Cipla slashes cancer drug prices by up to 76%

Last Updated: Thursday, May 03, 2012, 20:37

Drug major Cipla on Thursday slashed the prices by up to 76 percent of its generic drugs, used in treating cancers of brain, lung and kidney.

Insight: Chasing cheaper cancer drugs

Last Updated: Monday, April 02, 2012, 09:24

In a nondescript suburb south of London, tucked away behind a big hospital, Paul Workman and fellow scientists are celebrating victory in the "World Cup" of cancer drug research for their work in discovering a stream of new medicines.