In a randomized, multicenter study of advanced Parkinson's disease (PD) patients, those treated with deep brain stimulation (DBS) of the subthalamic nucleus combined with best medical therapy had better self-reported quality of life at 1 year than those treated with best medical therapy alone.
April 29, 2010 (Boston, Massachusetts) — Long-term users of anabolic androgenic steroids have a high risk of developing cardiac dysfunction, which may be severe enough to increase the risk of heart failure, a new study suggests .
The study, published online April 27, 2010 in Circulation: Heart Failure, was conducted by a group led by Dr Aaron Baggish (Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, MA).
The Pharmacy Council of India (PCI), the statutory body governing the pharmacy education in the country, has warned against the move by some of the institutes to start a second shift for pharmacy courses. PCI said that it would not approve such courses or students taking such courses as per the Pharmacy Act, 1948.
The resistance of cytomegalovirus (CMV) to ganciclovir prophylaxis might be related to subtherapeutic levels of the antiviral agent, according to investigators from Loyola University Medical Center in Maywood, Illinois.
Although the study was small, the findings sparked a lively discussion among those attending the session on transplant infections at the International Society for Heart & Lung Transplantation 30th Anniversary Meeting.
As part of a well-established organized screening program, primary human papillomavirus (HPV) screening with cytology triage is more sensitive than conventional cytology in the detection of cervical intraepithelial neoplasia (CIN) grade III, according to the results of a randomized trial reported online April 28 in the BMJ.
Maharashtra Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has found 44 drugs not-of-standard-quality during its inspection in March 2010. Most of the not-of-standard-quality drugs were from tax-holiday states Himachal Pradesh and Uttaranchal. And every month, the number of sub-standard drug samples keeps increasing and firms from these two states have major share in this list.
Even as two of the three PSUs, CRI in Kasauli and PII in Coonoor, have run into action within two months of accepting the order of resumption of vaccine production from the Union Health Ministry on February 26 this year, the BCG Vaccine Lab in Chennai is still waiting for approval from authorities to commence operations, it is learnt.
Glenmark's US subsidiary Glenmark Generics has been granted approval by the United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for Norethindrone tablets 0.35mg—its generic version of Nor-QD. The product will be marketed under the trade name Heather and distribution is expected to start immediately.
The All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS), New Delhi is hosting a conference on the care of children born with cleft lip, palate and craniofacial anomalies. The programme is part of the ninth Annual Conference of the Indian Society of Cleft Lip palate and Craniofacial Anomalies which is being held in New Delhi from April 23 to April 25.
The foremost challenge for any pharma company with biotech divisions or units in the Asian region is bringing out the product. We do not have too many products. However, I have been convinced that at least some Indian companies will do it.