Pharma News

Sun Pharma received relief in patent infringement case

  • Posted on: 4 January 2019
  • By: PharmaTutor News

DUSA Pharmaceuticals, Inc. a wholly owned subsidiary of Sun Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd.  announced that DUSA has been granted preliminary injunctive relief by a federal district court prohibiting defendants Biofrontera Inc., Biofrontera Bioscience GmbH, Biofrontera Pharma GmbH, and Biofrontera AG (together known as “Biofrontera”) from using DUSA’s confidential and proprietary trade secret information.

Central Government banned Buclizine's use as appetite stimulant due to lack of clinical trials

  • Posted on: 27 December 2018
  • By: PharmaTutor News

Central Government recognised that the use of the drug Buclizine as appetite stimulant for human use is not rational and due to lack of clinical trials Government prohibited the manufacture, sale and distribution of Buclizine for the indication “as appetite stimulant”.

New pathways for implementing universal suicide risk screening in healthcare settings

  • Posted on: 27 December 2018
  • By: Shalini.Sharma

A new report, authored in part by researchers at the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH), part of the National Institutes of Health, provides guidance on how to implement universal suicide risk screening of youth in medical settings. The report describes a way for hospitals to address the rising suicide rate in a way that is flexible and mindful of limited resources.

NIH-developed test detects protein associated with Alzheimer’s and CTE

  • Posted on: 27 December 2018
  • By: Shalini.Sharma

An ultrasensitive test has been developed that detects a corrupted protein associated with Alzheimer’s disease and chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE), a condition found in athletes, military veterans, and others with a history of repetitive brain trauma. This advance could lead to early diagnosis of these conditions and open new research into how they originate, according to National Institutes of Health scientists and their colleagues.

Pfizer and GlaxoSmithKline Announce Joint Venture to Create a Premier Global Consumer Healthcare Company

  • Posted on: 21 December 2018
  • By: PharmaTutor News

Pfizer Inc and GlaxoSmithKline plc announced they have entered into an agreement to create a premier global consumer healthcare company with robust iconic brands. The Boards of Directors of both companies have unanimously approved the transaction under which Pfizer will contribute its consumer healthcare business to GlaxoSmithKline’s existing consumer healthcare business. The 2017 global sales for the combined business were approximately $12.7 billion.

2,000 human brains yield clues to how genes raise risk for mental illnesses: Study

  • Posted on: 20 December 2018
  • By: Shalini.Sharma

It’s one thing to detect sites in the genome associated with mental disorders; it’s quite another to discover the biological mechanisms by which these changes in DNA work in the human brain to boost risk. In their first concerted effort to tackle the latter, 15 collaborating research teams of the National Institutes of Health-funded PsychENCODE Consortium(link is external) leveraged statistical power gained from a large sample of about 2000 postmortem human brains.

FDA new steps to promote innovations in medical devices that help advance patient safety

  • Posted on: 20 December 2018
  • By: Shalini.Sharma

Spurring innovation of medical products so that patients can have access to safe, effective treatments that improve or save lives is a fundamental part of our mission. FDA is taking steps on two additional device programs: finalizing guidance on our existing Breakthrough Device Program and announcing plans for a new Safer Technologies Program (STeP).

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