Blood pressure drug may treat Alzheimer's disease

A drug used to treat high blood pressure has been found to reduce cell damage often linked to Alzheimer's disease, reports a new study.

Drug that can help cocaine users quit

Cocaine is a stimulant drug that can lead to addiction when taken repeatedly.

Triple-therapy treatment may fight resistant lung cancers

A triple therapy treatment consisting of two experimental drugs and radiation therapy may help fight lung cancers that are resistant to current treatments, a new study has claimed.

New breast cancer drug may combat other cancers too

A new oral drug whose efficacy in combating breast cancer has been demonstrated alone and in combination with endocrine therapy, also has potential to combat other types of cancer, new research has found.

US to fight multidrug-resistant tuberculosis

The White House released a plan to combat "global rise" of multidrug-resistant tuberculosis (MDR-TB).

Govt eyes more NIPERs, pacts with pvt cos for drug research

 The government plans to step up partnership with private players through NIPERs for drug discovery as it looks to set up more such institutions in the next five years.


New drug found more effective for chronic leukemia patients

The findings showed that a newer, targeted drug, ibrutinib, is significantly more effective than traditional chemotherapy with chlorambucil in treating older patients with chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL).

CDFD scientists discover protein linked to tuberculosis

 Scientists at the Centre for DNA Fingerprinting and Diagnostics (CDFD) have discovered a novel protein which could lead to development of a therapy for tuberculosis.

Amphibian-inspired drug can boost bone healing

A new drug, inspired by amphibians like salamanders, is being developed to help bones heal faster and better in older people suffering a fracture.

New drug to help bones heal better, faster

Bone fractures are a big problem in society, especially in older people

Viagra may help ward off diabetes onset

Taking the male potency pill may benefit the patients at diabetes risk, according to a new study.

Access to medicines key concern for consumers

In a joint survey conducted by PHD Chamber of Commerce and Industry and 1mg technologies on challenges faced by consumers while buying medicines from pharmacies, it has been stressed that an overwhelming majority of patients seek more convenient ways to get their medicine.

Anti-smoking drug may help treat 'betel nut' addiction

A team of researchers has found key clues about 'betel nut' addiction that plagues millions worldwide.

FDA approves immunotherapy drug to fight lung cancer

The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) on Friday approved the drug Keytruda to treat the most common form of lung cancer.

Pharmacists' strike on October 14 against e-pharmacy

 Opposing the central government's move to regularize sale of medicines over the internet through an e-pharmacy, over 800,000 medicine show owners affiliated to the All India Organisation of Chemists & Druggists (AIOCD) will go on strike on October 14, an association official said here on Thursday.

Drug combo could combat pancreatic cancer

Pairing an experimental drug with an existing one could provide a more effective way to treat a form of pancreatic cancer than a single drug, new research has found.

Youths warned off sniffing `deadly` new legal high

Experts are warning that the new Ethyl Chloride spray that is meant to be sprayed on the skin ahead of minor surgery or to soothe sports injuries could be deadly as growing numbers of kids have been sniffing it to get high.

Gout drugs may help heart attack survivors live longer

A study led by an Indian-origin scientist in Australia has found that a widely available drug used to treat gout can help heart attack survivors live longer.

New drug to treat apathy linked to schizophrenia

An investigational drug may provide effective treatment for the negative symptoms associated with schizophrenia such as social withdrawal, lack of emotion, and apathy, show results of a phase-three clinical trial.

'Stay awake' pill may boost brain function: Study

A drug that is used to help people with sleep disorders stay awake can boost cognitive functions in healthy people, a new study says.