Glenmark gets US regulator nod for cholesterol drug

 India's leading new molecules maker Glenmark Pharmaceuticals has received approval from the US Food and Drug Administration (USFDA) for its cholesterol-lowering drug Ezetimibe.

Sandoz Inc recalls India-made anti-allergic tablets in US

Drug firm Sandoz Inc is recalling India-made 1,023,430 units of anti-allergic Cetirizine HCl chewable tablets in the US due to impurity concerns.

Phase II human trial for Type-1 diabetes vaccine

The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved a phase II clinical trial for testing the ability of a promising vaccine to reverse advanced Type-1 diabetes, researchers said.

Glenmark gets USFDA nod to sell generic blood pressure drug

Glenmark Pharmaceuticals Thursday announced receipt of approval from the US health regulator to sell its generic version of AbbVie Inc's blood pressure drug Tarka in the American market.

Scorpion venom to fight brain cancer

Scientists have received approval from the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to use "Tumour Paint", a product derived from scorpion venom for study in human trials in the US, in an effort to treat people suffering from brain cancer.

Paralysis treatment: Leading avenues of research

Stem cells are immature cells that grow into the specialised cells that comprise the body`s tissue. The aim is to coax these cells into becoming nerve cells to replenish those damaged in spinal injury.

New high-tech device can help atrial fibrillation sufferers

Doctors at Loyola University Medical Center in Illinois, have used a new high-tech catheter device that can improve outcomes of patients treated for atrial fibrillation, the most common irregular heartbeat.

India raises concerns over FDA actions on domestic drug firms

India today raised serious concerns over the USFDA`s audit inspections of Indian pharma companies and `disproportionate penalties` in some instances and said it would submit a discussion document on the issues to the US.

US fertility clinic mix-up brings calls, questions

The suspect is dead, the fertility clinic where he reportedly replaced a customer`s sperm with his own no longer operates, and the clinic left no records that might show the extent of the scandal, the University of Utah said today.

Lupin launches HIV drug in the US with marketing exclusivity

Drug major Lupin Wednesday said it has launched the generic version of ViiV Healthcare`s (ViiV) Trizivir tablets in the US market with 180-days of marketing exclusivity.

US calls for safety review of antibacterial soaps

In response to health concerns over the widespread use of antibacterial soaps, US manufacturers will soon have to meet stricter requirements showing long-term safety, regulators said Monday.

Eighth Princeton student diagnosed with meningitis

An eighth Princeton University student has been diagnosed with meningitis, a potentially fatal infection that causes swelling of the brain and spinal cord, a university spokesman said on Friday.

FDA seeks to ban trans fats in processed foods due to health risks

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration on Thursday proposed banning artificial trans fats in processed food ranging from cookies to frozen pizza, citing the risk of heart disease.

`Ranbaxy got USFDA nod with no data or fraudulent data`

India`s drug major Ranbaxy Laboratories used "fraudulent" data to get USFDA nod to sell its generic drugs, according to whistleblower Dinesh Thakur, who has also accused the drug-maker of faking test results.

New drug policy, regulations slowing down pharma growth: Report

Hit by the new drug pricing policy and regulatory interventions, growth rate of the Rs 72,069-crore Indian pharmaceutical market has slowed down to 9.8 per cent in 2013 as compared to 16.6 per cent in 2012.

US approves more powerful, pure hydrocodone drug

The US Food and Drug Administration has approved a stronger, single-ingredient version hydrocodone, the widely-abused prescription painkiller.

Jubilant receives USFDA approval for two generic drugs

Drug firm Jubilant Life Sciences Ltd Friday said it has received approval from the US Food and Drugs Administration (USFDA) to market generic versions of GlaxoSmithKline`s anti-depressant Wellbutrin SR and smoking cessation aid, Zyban.

Now, online database of disease genes that could be targeted with drugs

Researchers have created a comprehensive database that matches thousands of disease genes with approved or experimental drugs that target those genes.

Glenmark gets USFDA nod for skin infections cream

Glenmark Pharmaceuticals today said it has received approval from the US health regulator for its generic Hydrocortisone Butyrate Cream used for treating variety of skin infections.