FDA approves new drug for advanced, metastatic breast cancer

FDA approves new drug for advanced, metastatic breast cancer

The drug -- Verzenio (abemaciclib) -- can be used for treatment of people with hormone receptor (HR)-positive, human epidermal growth factor receptor 2 (HER2) -- negative advanced or metastatic breast cancer that progressed after taking therapy that alters a patient's hormones (endocrine therapy).

Sep 30, 2017, 17:10 PM IST
Personalised cancer drug approved in US

Personalised cancer drug approved in US

Pembrolizumab is indicated for the treatment of adult and paediatric patients with unresectable or metastatic solid tumours that have been identified as having a biomarker referred to as microsatellite instability-high (MSI-H) or mismatch repair deficient (dMMR).

May 28, 2017, 18:21 PM IST
One third of FDA-approved drugs had safety issues: Study

One third of FDA-approved drugs had safety issues: Study

The study team defined postmarket safety events as those that lead to either withdrawal from the market due to safety concerns, a boxed warning or FDA issuance of a safety communication.

May 11, 2017, 01:12 AM IST
US FDA approves first drug 'Ocrevus' to treat aggressive multiple sclerosis

US FDA approves first drug 'Ocrevus' to treat aggressive multiple sclerosis

US Food and Drug Administration regulators have approved the first drug 'Ocrevus' to treat adult people with an aggressive kind of multiple sclerosis.

Apr 01, 2017, 22:45 PM IST
Dr Reddy's, Aurobindo recall drugs from US market

Dr Reddy's, Aurobindo recall drugs from US market

Drug firms Dr Reddy's Laboratories Limited and Aurobindo Pharma Limited have separately started recalling few quantities of two different drugs from the US market as they are found to be not up to the mark.

Feb 15, 2017, 15:53 PM IST

Teething: Are homeopathic products safe for your baby?

There are a range of products available in the market nowdays, making the teething process a lot easier or comfortable both for the baby and parents. 

Oct 13, 2016, 14:25 PM IST

FDA issues warning against homeopathic teething products, says it may harm infants

Consumers should stop using these products and dispose of any in their possession, FDA recommended on Friday.

Oct 01, 2016, 14:38 PM IST
Committed to close corrective action at Goa by Dec: Lupin

Committed to close corrective action at Goa by Dec: Lupin

New Delhi: Drug major Lupin has committed to close the corrective action at its Goa facility, which had received nine observations from US health regulator, by December.

Jun 13, 2016, 16:07 PM IST

Lupin launches generic insomnia drug in US

Drug major Lupin has launched a generic insomnia drug, Zolpidem Sublingual tablets, in the US market with 180-days of marketing exclusivity.

Apr 05, 2016, 13:56 PM IST

Some heart disease drugs, antibiotics may help in treating cancer

According to a new study, published in the journal Cancer Research, researchers have identified drugs that showed promising perspectives in treatment of cancer.

Feb 09, 2016, 21:17 PM IST

First-of-a-kind drug approvals continued rise in 2015

Approvals for first-of-a-kind drugs climbed last year, pushing the annual tally of new U.S. drugs to its highest level in 19 years. The rising figures reflect an industry-wide focus on drugs for rare and hard-to-treat diseases, which often come with streamlined reviews, extra patent protections and higher price tags.

Jan 05, 2016, 09:56 AM IST

US lifts lifetime ban on gay blood donations

The United States today formally lifted its lifetime ban on blood donations by gay men, replacing the rule with a 12-month waiting period after last sexual contact.

Dec 22, 2015, 00:29 AM IST

Top five controversial food items that didn't go down our systems too well!

Here are some of the most shocking controversial food items that shocked India in 2015.

Dec 15, 2015, 19:04 PM IST

This diabetes drug could let us live past 120

The trials are expected to take five to seven years.

Nov 30, 2015, 16:56 PM IST

FDA issues notices to SRK and others for endorsing pan masala

FDA has issued notices to Shahruk Khan, Ajay Devgan, Govinda and Manoj Bajpai for endorsing pan masala.

Nov 05, 2015, 13:01 PM IST

FDA-approved drugs promise new hair growth

 There is good news for people suffering from hair loss. In experiments with mouse and human hair follicles, researchers have found that certain existing drugs promote rapid and robust hair growth when directly applied to the skin.

Oct 24, 2015, 14:32 PM IST

US launches anti-smoking campaign targeting 'hip-hop' teens

'Fresh Empire' is part of the FDA's ongoing efforts to combat tobacco uptake and use among youth.

Oct 07, 2015, 20:23 PM IST

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.

Oct 05, 2015, 13:06 PM IST

Popular antidepressant neither safe nor effective for teens

Depressed teens shouldn't take the widely used antidepressant paroxetine as it is neither safe nor effective, as per a reanalysis of an influential study originally published in 2001.

Sep 20, 2015, 17:34 PM IST

Indian-American leading trials to repair dead heart muscle

An Indian-American researcher is leading clinical trials on an experimental technology that might be able to repair dead heart muscle, or even reverse heart failure.

Sep 20, 2015, 16:33 PM IST