Pharmaceuticals
US FDA approves Xermelo for carcinoid syndrome diarrhoea

US FDA approves Xermelo for carcinoid syndrome diarrhoea

Washington: The US Food and Drug Administration on Tuesday approved Xermelo (telotristat ethyl) tablets in combination with somatostatin analogue (SSA) therapy for the treatment of adults with carcinoid syndrome diarrhoea that SSA therapy alone has inadequately controlled. more

US FDA approves new psoriasis drug

US FDA approves new psoriasis drug

Washington: The US Food and Drug Administration on Wednesday approved Siliq (brodalumab) to treat adults with moderate-to-severe plaque psoriasis. more

GSK restores manufacturing of Neosporin

GSK restores manufacturing of Neosporin

Mumbai: GlaxoSmithKline Pharmaceuticals Limited on Saturday announced that it has restored the manufacturing of Neosporin, an antibiotic used to treat minor wounds. more

Alliance of Doctors for Ethical Healthcare comes out in support of Whistleblower Paediatrician

Alliance of Doctors for Ethical Healthcare comes out in support of Whistleblower Paediatrician

New Delhi: The Alliance of Doctors for Ethical Healthcare (ADEH) on Wednesday said it is dismayed by the news that Dr more

US FDA approves Trulance for Chronic Idiopathic Constipation

US FDA approves Trulance for Chronic Idiopathic Constipation

Washington: The US Food and Drug Administration has approved Trulance (plecanatide) for the treatment of Chronic Idiopathic Constipation (CIC) in adult patients. more

Paediatrician suspended from IAP after raising voice against ‘nexus’ between vaccine manufacturers and doctors

Paediatrician suspended from IAP after raising voice against ‘nexus’ between vaccine manufacturers and doctors

Bengaluru: Dr Vipin Vashishtha, a paediatrician who wrote on December 17 last year to all 24,000 members of the Indian Academy of Paediatrics (IAP) raising concerns over immunization guidelines being allegedly tweaked to favour certain vaccine manufacturers, was on Friday suspended from all memberships of the association, including as convener of the Advisory Committee on Vaccines and Immunisation Practices. more

PerkinElmer inks agreement to acquire Tulip Diagnostics

PerkinElmer inks agreement to acquire Tulip Diagnostics

Goa: US-based PerkinElmer has entered into an agreement to acquire Tulip Diagnostics, one of India’s largest domestic providers of in-vitro diagnostic reagents, kits and instruments. Goa-based Tulip Diagnostics has more than 1,200 full-time employees. more

US FDA approves first drug for spinal muscular atrophy

US FDA approves first drug for spinal muscular atrophy

Washington: The US Food and Drug Administration on Friday approved Spinraza (nusinersen), the first drug approved to treat children and adults with spinal muscular atrophy (SMA), a rare and often fatal genetic disease affecting muscle strength and movement. Spinraza is an injection administered into the fluid surrounding the spinal cord. more

Doctors cautioned over adverse effects of 24 drugs

Doctors cautioned over adverse effects of 24 drugs

New Delhi: Indian Pharmacopoeia Commission (IPC) has named 24 drugs that have adverse reactions and that doctors must therefore prescribe with caution. more

US FDA grants approval to new treatment for advanced ovarian cancer

US FDA grants approval to new treatment for advanced ovarian cancer

Washington: The US Food and Drug Administration on Monday granted accelerated approval to Rubraca (rucaparib) to treat women with a certain type of ovarian cancer. more