NATURE’S VIAGRA-Health benefits of pomegranate by – By Dr. Janardhana V Hebbar, Ayurveda Expert

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Countless studies have shown the seemingly countless benefits of fruits for a person’s health.

The U.S. Government recommends that people get some servings of fruits every day. Of all the fruits ready in the shop today,

one fruit is at its height of popularity because of its legendary Greek mythology connection and its exoticism-the pomegranate fruit.

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GLENMARK-A new way for a new world

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http://www.glenmarkpharma.com/GLN_NWS/homepage.aspx?res=P_GLN

http://www.glenmark-generics.com/

Type Public
Traded as BSE532296NSEGLENMARK)
Industry PharmaceuticalsDrugs &Healthcare
Founded 1977
Founder(s) Gracias Saldanha
Headquarters MumbaiMaharashtra[1]India
Key people Glenn Saldanha, MD & CEO [2]
Products Medicines and Vaccines
Revenue INR1031.10 crore(US$160 million) (2009–2010)[3]
Employees 7,000 [4]
Subsidiaries Glenmark Generics Ltd[5]
Website www.glenmarkpharma.com

Glenmark Pharmaceuticals is a pharmaceutical company headquartered in MumbaiIndia[6] It manufactures and markets generic formulation products and active pharmaceutical ingredients (API), both in the domestic and international markets. In the formulation business, its business spans segments such as DermatologyInternal MedicinePaediatricsGynaecologyENT andDiabetes.

It has four manufacturing facilities for formulations and additional three facilities for APIs. These manufacturing facilities are located in the states of MaharashtraGoaHimachal Pradesh and Gujarat in India.

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Bupropion review

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Bupropion

Bupropion (/bjuːˈprpi.ɒn/ bew-proh-pee-on;[2] ) is a drug that is primarily used as an atypical antidepressant and smoking cessation aid. Marketed as WellbutrinBudeprionPrexatonElontrilAplenzin, or other trade names, it is one of the most frequently prescribed antidepressants in the United States. Marketed in lower-dose formulations as ZybanVoxra, or other names, it is also widely used to reduce nicotine cravings by people who are trying to quit smoking. It is taken in the form of pills, and in the United States is available only by prescription.

Bupropion lowers seizure threshold, and its potential to cause seizures has been widely publicized. Bupropion is an effective antidepressant on its own, but it is also popular as an add-on medication in cases of incomplete…

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ATORVASTATIN SYNTHESIS

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Atorvastatin (INN/əˌtɔrvəˈstætən/, marketed by Pfizer as a calcium salt under the trade name Lipitor,[1] is a member of the drug class known as statins, used for lowering blood cholesterol. It also stabilizes plaque and prevents strokes through anti-inflammatory and other mechanisms. Like all statins, atorvastatin works by inhibitingHMG-CoA reductase, an enzyme found in liver tissue that plays a key role in production of cholesterol in the body.

Atorvastatin was first synthesized in 1985 by Bruce Roth of Parke-Davis Warner-Lambert Company (since acquired by Pfizer). The best selling drug in pharmaceutical history, sales of Lipitor since it was approved in 1996 exceed US$125 billion, and the drug has topped the list of best-selling branded pharmaceuticals in the world for nearly a decade.[2] When Pfizer’s patent on…

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Need For A Smarter Regulatory System To Ensure Access To Affordable Biologics: The Biosimilars

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Kiran Mazumdar Shaw
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Kiran Mazumdar Shaw, MD, BIOCON
The global pharmaceutical industry is going through a paradigm change as biologics such as monoclonal antibodies and recombinant proteins find greater acceptance for treating a wide range of chronic diseases.
Today biologics make for up half of the top 10 best-selling drugs worldwide.

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Alnylam Hemophilia Drug Garners Orphan Drug Status

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CAMBRIDGE, Mass., Aug 14, 2013 (AP) — The Food and Drug Administration has granted an “orphan drug designation” to a potential hemophilia treatment from Alnylam Pharmaceuticals Inc.

Orphan drug status is awarded to drugs that could treat diseases that affect fewer than 200,000 people in the United States. It comes with some added marketing exclusivity.

The Cambridge, Mass., company said Wednesday that the agency gave the designation to a drug labeled ALN-AT3 for the treatment of hemophilia B. Alnylam has tested the drug in mice and plans to start studies involving humans early next year.

for the treatment of hemophilia B. Alnylam has tested the drug in mice and plans to start studies involving humans early next year.

http://www.pharmalive.com/alnylam-hemophilia-drug-garners-orphan-drug-status

 

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Personalized Tumor Vaccine Hits Phase 2

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Northwestern Medicine recently joined a landmark clinical trial to investigate if a vaccine made from a patient’s own brain tumor is effective in slowing tumor progression and extending survival. The randomized phase 2 trial will study how well giving the study vaccine with or without Avastin (bevacizumab) works in treating patients with recurrent glioblastoma multiforme (GBM).

http://www.dddmag.com/news/2013/08/personalized-tumor-vaccine-hits-phase-2?et_cid=3425506&et_rid=523035093&type=cta

 

Bevacizumab
(Avastin, Genentech Inc.- Year approved:2009)
Avastin (or bevacizumab to the scientific community) is a humanised monoclonal antibody that is directed against all biologically active forms of VEGF. Antibodies are molecules that are typically a normal part of the human immune system. An antibody is meant to bind to a very specific target which is then typically destroyed and removed by the body. Avastin is an antibody that binds VEGF and acts to block its action.
Bevacizumab was one of the first antiangiogenic agents to demonstrate activity against…

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