A particular proposal regarding displaying drug prices in TV ads flummoxed pharma marketers and ad agencies following the unveiling of the drug-pricing agenda by President Trump. Marketers have been hounded with the whys and hows of the proposal even as the administration remains firm on its implementation.
Scientists from the Department of Chemistry at Imperial have developed a small, user-friendly, accurate and cost-effective sensor to test arsenic levels in drinking water within a minute. When a drop of water hits the test strip, it gives the arsenic level count digitally.
AiCuris along with Prof. Dr. Dr. H.C. Waldmann, Director of the Chemical Biology Department at MPI, will jointly investigate and optimize antibacterial or antiviral compounds, which could be developed into anti-infective drugs.
It has always been believed that the internal organs stay in the same location in our bodies. But breaking news arose where a young woman in Michigan told doctors that she felt as if a ball was rolling inside her body whenever she moved. Upon being diagnosed, it was found that it was, in fact, not a ball but her right kidney. This condition was termed as ‘Floating Kidney’.
Liver cancer is the second most common cancer with a high mortality rate worldwide. According to WHO, liver cancer is the fifth most common cancer in men and seventh most common cancer in women. Treatment could be possible only if diagnosed at an early stage. Hence research studies were conducted worldwide to find the most accurate diagnostic tool to detect liver cancer.
The problem with the common cold is that it isn’t just one virus. It’s a family of viruses that evolve so quickly no one can ever be fully immune to the cold, and developing a vaccine that can tackle all of the variations of the virus is impossible. But what if there were one way to block the ability of all cold viruses from replicating—thereby fending off the sneezing, sore throat and general misery that they cause?
Prosecutors have already charged Insys founder John Kapoor and won guilty pleas from two characters in an ongoing kickbacks probe. Now, the Justice Department has escalated the case by joining in with whistleblowers who've detailed a stunning range of techniques the company allegedly used to push its powerful opioid painkiller.
The FDA granted approval to Pfizer for Retacrit (epoetin alfa-epbx), which is used for the treatment of anemia, biosimilar of Amgen, a drug which generated sales closely $ 1.8 billion in the U.S market last year for Amgen and Johnson & Johnson partners. Retacrit also received the go-ahead to be used in RBC transfusions by U.S health regulators.
As America’s population ages, a 4 billion USD opportunity is being foreseen by Thomas DeRosa for changing the U.S. health infrastructure through instituting a low-cost healthcare network and disrupting conventional healthcare practices.
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