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October 14, 2016

Geistlich establishes new affiliate in Australia

SYDNEY, Australia: Geistlich Pharma, one of the most important providers of bone replacement materials and membranes worldwide, recently opened its ninth affiliate, in Sydney in Australia. On 1 Januar…

October 14, 2016

CAPP Partners with Colgate Oral Care Academy for new concept: ‘Dental Hygienist Seminar’ – 05 Nov 2016

UBAI, UAE: Centre for Advanced Professional Practices (CAPP Events) has partnered with Colgate Oral Care Academy to bring forward a new concept for professional education and development in the MEA re…

October 13, 2016

Bayer and DelSiTech to develop innovative drug delivery technology

BERLIN, Germany: Bayer and DelSiTech, a Finnish drug delivery technology and drug development company, have signed a Collaboration and Technology Licence Agreement for the worldwide application of Del…

October 13, 2016

Rising drug costs attract seniors to illegal online pharmacies

WASHINGTON, USA: Latest research has shown that lower prices and convenience of shopping online are the two biggest factors driving consumers to the Internet, making especially older Americans easy ta…

October 13, 2016

New device could significantly improve pharmaceutical research

WARWICK, UK: Pharmaceutical research could be quicker and more precise, thanks to an innovative breakthrough in the analytical sciences. British researchers have invented a device which makes 2-D mass…

October 13, 2016

Pharmaceuticals could cause damage in aquatic environments

PLYMOUTH/LIVERPOOL, UK: Commonly used medications are not absorbed by riverine bacteria as might have been expected based on models and previous tests, British researchers have warned. According to th…

October 13, 2016

Common high blood pressure medications could affect mood disorders

GLASGOW, UK: Antihypertensive medications affect not only blood pressure but also mood disorders, such as depression and bipolar disorder, latest research has found. Calcium antagonists and beta block…

October 11, 2016

Scientists develop universal flu vaccine

LANCASTER, UK: An international team of scientists have designed a new generation of universal flu vaccines to protect against future global pandemics that could kill millions. According to the resear…

October 7, 2016

Infection control in dentistry has never been more essential

Demand for dental treatment has been increasing in recent years as people have become more aware of their oral health and the benefits of good dental aesthetics. Maintaining and practising stringent c…

October 7, 2016

The world is very small

The Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS) is a respiratory condition associated with a specific strain of coronavirus called MERS-CoV. The clinical scenario includes severe respiratory illness, feve…

October 7, 2016

Infection control in an era of emerging infectious diseases

More than three decades have passed since the emergence of human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) as a global pandemic. More than any other infection, it is possible to single out HIV as the primary stimu…

October 7, 2016

Composition of platelet-rich plasma gel: A Western blot analysis

Objective: Platelet-rich plasma (PRP) gel is an autogenous blood-derived material that may be used as a regenerative agent of oral structures. The regenerative capacity of PRP is largely attributed to…

October 7, 2016

Diclofenac, dexamethasone or laser phototherapy? Part I

NSAIDs (non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs) are the best sold pharmaceuticals ever. The short-term effects on pain and inflammation are obvious and valuable. The long-term effects, however, have be…

October 7, 2016

Pfizer completes acquisition of Medivation

NEW YORK, USA: Pfizer has announced the successful completion of its acquisition of Medivation. As of the tender offer expiration, 115,574,041 shares of Medivation common stock were validly tendered,…

October 3, 2016

FDA grants accelerated approval to first drug for Duchenne muscular dystrophy

SILVER SPRING, Maryland, USA: The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has approved Exondys 51 (eteplirsen) injection, the first drug approved to treat patients with Duchenne muscular dystrophy (DMD). Ex…

October 3, 2016

Lowest prices: GSK supports vaccines for refugees

LONDON, UK: As the United Nations General Assembly takes place in New York this week, GSK has announced to set out a series of steps to further address emerging global health challenges, including sup…

September 30, 2016

New tool could improve manufacture of pharmaceutical chemicals

SINGAPORE: Historically, pharmaceutical industries have relied on novel medications to meet profit targets; however in today’s competitive markets, the huge expenditures associated with drug developme…

September 30, 2016

Pictogram labels found ineffective to reduce medicine-related traffic crashes

BORDEAUX, France: A new study questions the effectiveness of using pictogram message on the labels of anxiety and sleep medications that interfere with driving — an approach which is currently impleme…

September 30, 2016

Sanofi files patent suit against Merck Sharp & Dohme

WILMINGTON, USA/PARIS, France: Global healthcare provider Sanofi has filed a patent infringement suit against Merck Sharp & Dohme in the United States District Court for the District of Delaware. In i…

September 30, 2016

Broadly neutralising HIV antibodies could drive development of vaccine

ZURICH, Switzerland: A small number of people infected with HIV produce antibodies with an amazing effect: Not only are the antibodies directed against the own virus strain, but also against different…

September 30, 2016

Danish Health Authority releases guidelines on use of antibiotics in dentistry

COPENHAGEN, Denmark: The Danish Health Authority has released new national guidelines addressing the use of antibiotics in dental care. In light of increasing antimicrobial resistance—it is estimated…

September 29, 2016

New online resource enables faster and more accurate drug screening

ONNA, Japan: Every new potential drug has to undergo a long series of trials to check its effectiveness and specificity. The process is time consuming and expensive. A team of scientists, bringing tog…

September 29, 2016

International pharmacy profession advances with the help of FIP resources

BUENO AIRES, Argentina: Universities, professional organisations and authorities around the world have been enabled to take steps towards ensuring that pharmacists are capable and competent thanks to…

September 29, 2016

Effect of medicines on the environment: FIP issues policy statement on the role of pharmacists

BUENOS AIRES, Argentina: Pharmacists and pharmaceutical scientists must take responsibility for mitigating the environmental consequences of medicines, the International Pharmaceutical Federation (FIP…

September 29, 2016

New drug formulations could tackle respiratory illnesses and antibiotic-resistant superbugs

SINGAPORE: A team of researchers and clinicians in Singapore has developed a new combination of drugs to effectively combat bacteria in the lungs which lead to common respiratory system infections, or…

September 29, 2016

Pfizer close to acquisition of Medivation

NEW YORK, USA: Pfizer has announced that the waiting period under the Hart-Scott-Rodino Antitrust Improvements Act of 1976 has expired with respect to Pfizer’s pending acquisition of Medivation. Pfize…