Pharma News

First FDA-approved vaccine for the prevention of dengue disease in endemic regions

  • Posted on: 4 May 2019
  • By: Shalini.Sharma

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration announced today the approval of Dengvaxia, the first vaccine approved for the prevention of dengue disease caused by all dengue virus serotypes (1, 2, 3 and 4) in people ages 9 through 16 who have laboratory-confirmed previous dengue infection and who live in endemic areas. Dengue is endemic in the U.S. territories of American Samoa, Guam, Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands.

FDA’s new efforts to protect women’s health and help to ensure the safety of breast implants

  • Posted on: 4 May 2019
  • By: Shalini.Sharma

There has been a growing discussion in recent months around the safety of certain breast implants, with regulatory agencies around the world weighing the risk of breast implant-associated anaplastic large cell lymphoma (BIA-ALCL). It’s an issue that has been a priority for us at the U.S. Food and Drug Administration since 2011 when we warned women that the available information at the time indicated that there is a risk for women with breast implants, especially those with textured implants, for developing this disease.

IPA asks AIIMS not to violate recruitment rules of pharmacists

  • Posted on: 1 May 2019
  • By: PharmaTutor News

Indian Pharmacists Association (IPA) strictly opposes use of the post name Dispensing Attendant instead of Pharmacist for recent recruitment advertisement by AIIMS Rishikesh. As per IPA, the advertisement No. 2019/153 by AIIMS Rishikesh is violating Pharmacy Act and Drugs and Cosmetic rules.

FDA approves device to help increase access to more lungs for transplant

  • Posted on: 1 May 2019
  • By: Shalini.Sharma

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration  approved a device, called Xvivo Perfusion System with Steen Solution Perfusate, that can temporarily ventilate, oxygenate, and pump (perfuse) preservation solution through lungs that were initially thought to be unacceptable for transplant. The device allows the transplant team to perform a more careful assessment of lung function to get a better sense of how the organs are working when they are perfused with a solution outside the body to better determine whether the lungs can then be viable for transplant.

World's first Malaria Vaccine distribution started

  • Posted on: 26 April 2019
  • By: PharmaTutor News

WHO welcomes the Government of Malawi’s launch of the world’s first malaria vaccine in a landmark pilot programme. The country is the first of three in Africa in which the vaccine, known as RTS,S, will be made available to children up to 2 years of age; Ghana and Kenya will introduce the vaccine in the coming weeks.

Scientists translate brain signals into speech sounds

  • Posted on: 26 April 2019
  • By: Shalini.Sharma

Scientists used brain signals recorded from epilepsy patients to program a computer to mimic natural speech — an advancement that could one day have a profound effect on the ability of certain patients to communicate. The study was supported by the National Institutes of Health’s Brain Research through Advancing Innovative Technologies (BRAIN) Initiative.

Indian have poor access to anticancer drugs : Study

  • Posted on: 26 April 2019
  • By: PharmaTutor News

Limited access to essential medicines for treating chronic diseases is a major challenge in low and middle-income countries. Although India is the largest manufacturer of generic medicines, there is a paucity of information on availability, price and affordability of essential anti-cancer medicines used for treating childhood cancers.

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