Dr.Shruti Bhat, Leader Pharmaceutical R&D and Expert in hiTech formulation development for over 35 different therapeutic class of drugs moeities, brings to you some highlights from current pharma and clinical research news, views and data.
Presented below are updates in Pharmaceutical and clinical research-
Significant Differences Found In US, UK Osteoporosis Treatment Guidelines.
MedWire reported that, according to a study published in the Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism, "researchers from New Zealand have found striking differences ...
New Drug Combined With Diovan May Help Lower Blood Pressure.
WebMD reported that adding Novartis' AHU377, "a new kind of blood pressure drug called a vasopeptidase inhibitor," to Diovan (valsartan) "works better than either drug ...
Experimental Once-A-Day Malaria Drug May Be As Effective As Twice-Daily Pill.
Bloomberg News reported, "An experimental once-a-day malaria drug worked as well at treating the mosquito-borne illness as Novartis AG's twice-daily pill Coartem [artemether and lumefantrine]," according to a paper in The Lancet...
Global Health Initiative To Fund Battle Against Malaria Among Children, Women In Africa.
Reuters reported that through the Global Health Initiative, the government plans to focus on battling malaria, especially in African populations of women and children. Over the next six years...
Vaccine That Could Help People Stop Smoking Shows Promise In Clinical Trials.
CNN reported that "a vaccine designed to stimulate the immune system to generate antibodies that would latch on to nicotine in a smoker's body and prevent it from ever entering the brain" has been "showing promise in early clinical trials...
Radiolabeling Conjugated Trastuzumab May Help Physicians Track Its Cancer-Fighting Progress.
MedPage Today reported that "tagging a copper isotope to conjugated trastuzumab (Herceptin) might allow doctors to monitor the progress a drug is having in combating cancer," according to research presented ...
Multi-Vitamins During Pregnancy May Reduce Risk Of Giving Birth To Underweight Babies.
The UK's Telegraph reported that "taking multi-vitamin pills during pregnancy could significantly reduce the risk of giving birth to underweight babies." Specifically, a study of 402 pregnant women "found cases of small-for-gestational age (SGA) births were less than half as common in ...
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