FDA: Deliveries Of Scarce Childhood Cancer Drug Due To Resume Later In October, But Shortages May Continue For Months

The childhood cancer drug vincristine is expected to be back in stock starting in late October, but … [+] GETTY Deliveries of the vital childhood cancer drug vincristine, which is currently in very short supply across the U.S. should resume in late October, according to a new statement from the FDA. However, the drug is still predicted to be […]

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Health Canada says drug pricing changes will save Canadians billions

The Canadian government on Friday announced final regulations to reduce patented drug prices it said would save Canadians $13.2 billion over a decade, overriding heavy opposition from pharmaceutical companies. The changes are the biggest reform to Canada’s drug price regime since 1987. They will save money for patients, employers and insurers including the government at the expense […]

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Zydus Cadila launches insomnia drug in US market

Zydus Cadila on July 24 launched Ramelteon tablets, used to treat insomnia, in the US market. In a BSE filing, Zydus Cadila announced the “launch of Ramelteon tablets, 8 mg upon receiving the final approval from the USFDA. Ramelteon is a sedative, also called a hypnotic”. Ramelteon is used to treat insomnia that is associated […]

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Bowel cancer: 3-drug combo may offer alternative to chemo

Chemotherapy treatment for people who have advanced bowel cancer and a particular genetic mutation is commonly ineffective. A combination of three different drugs could be the key to improved treatment. New research reveals the power of triple therapy when it comes to tackling aggressive bowel cancer. The outlook for people with standard bowel cancer — also known […]

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Set up drug rehab centre in each district: HC to Punjab

Chandigarh: Three get 3-year jail term for obstructing, assaulting cops In an attempt to tackle the drug problem in Punjab, the Punjab and Haryana High Court has directed the state government to establish rehabilitation centres in every district within a period of six months and appoint a psychiatrist in them to counsel drug abusers. Psychiatrists […]

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Chinese court sentences Canadian drug suspect to death

DALIAN: A Chinese court sentenced a Canadian man to death on drug trafficking charges on Monday after his previous 15-year prison sentence was deemed too lenient, a ruling likely to deepen a diplomatic rift between Ottawa and Beijing. Robert Lloyd Schellenberg, 36, nodded as the judge in the northeast city of Dalian asked him whether […]

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Mexican drug kingpin El Chapo called minors he raped ‘vitamins’ that gave him life

Disturbing details of the crimes committed by Mexican drug kingpin Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman were revealed by a witness in the 11-week trial against him, according to court documents unsealed on Saturday. Reportedly, a person referred to as “Commadre Maria” regularly sent Joaquin Archivaldo Guzman Loera pictures of girls as young as 13, and the drug lord, […]

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Punjab: Road show pitches for poppy cultivation

Speakers said poppy crop takes less water and hence falling water table of Punjab can be saved. (Photo: Avriette/Wikipedia) Pitching for poppy cultivation to fight the drug menace in Punjab, Team Insaaf, the NGO that spearheads the campaign, conducted a road show in Muktsar on Sunday. Jagmeet Singh Jagga, president of Team Insaaf, said, “We […]

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Government prepares national action plan on drug abuse, dumps draft policy

The plan focuses on preventive education, awareness generation, counselling, treatment and rehabilitation of drug-dependent people. (Representational image) The Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment has drafted a five-year action plan for addressing the problem of drug and substance abuse in the country, dumping a long-pending draft policy on the matter. The National Action Plan for […]

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