WHO signs MoU with International Generic and Biosimilar Medicines Association to promote access
Full access to medicines is hampered by a variety of factors - Two important barriers are high prices and regulatory issues such as long lag times in bringing medicines to market.
To address these issues, Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, WHO Director-General, and Jim Keon,... read more
U.S. FDA says carcinogen not found in alternatives of Zantac and its generics
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration said on Wednesday that alternatives to popular heartburn drug Zantac and its generic versions, known chemically as ranitidine, have not been found to contain the probable cancer-causing impurity that ranitidine has been linked to.... read more
Maharashtra's H1N1 death tally touches 239
PUNE: The state's swine flu death toll soared to 239 after eight casualties were reported in the past 20 days. There has been a perceptible increase in the swine flu fatality rate this year, as the state recorded 216 swine flu deaths during the same period last year.... read more
18 Common Drugs Tied to Altered Gut Microbiome
Almost half of 41 common drug classes were associated with alterations of the microbiota of the human gut, Dutch researchers reported.
Extensive changes in taxonomic structure, metabolic activity, and resistome (antibiotic-resistant genes)... read more
Albumin Index may predict severity and disability in patients with neurosarcoidosis
Findings of a new research presented at ANA 2019: 144th Annual Meeting of the American Neurological Association in St. Louis suggest that assessing blood-brain barrier permeability by using the ratio of cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) and serum albumin, known as the albumin index,... read more