Tag: medicine

Yale study explains new mode of action of painkillers

May 25, 2022

Researchers at the Yale School of Medicine have uncovered another unknown effect of non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs), such as aspirin and ibuprofen, which are typically used to treat pain and inflammation. The new mechanism of action was exposed through laboratory experiments of cell cultures and mice. It is generally understood that NSAIDs act through the […]

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Over- and underuse of medicine, healthcare found in worldwide study

January 9, 2017

Medicine and healthcare services are found to be both over- and underused in countries all over the world, causing avoidable harm to patients and wastage of resources, according to studies conducted by a team of 27 international specialists. The team of experts found that 57% of patients in China receive inappropriate antibiotics; 16-70% of hysterectomies […]

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Free Drugs for All starting October

June 28, 2012

INDIA –  Starting October, medicines will be available free to everyone who needs them. The Indian government has received 100 crore rupees (1 billion rupees, or around US$17.5 million)  from the Planning Commission to finance the supply of free medicines for 2012-13. The government will fund 75% of the costs of the scheme, which are […]

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Takeda Unveils New Drug For Hypertension

June 4, 2012

JAPAN –  Takeda Pharmaceutical has launched its latest treatment for hypertension called Azilva, which is to be orally taken once-daily. Discovered by Takeda, azilsartan is an angiotensin II receptor blocker (ARB) that lowers blood pressure by blocking the action of angiotensin II, a vasopressor hormone. Azilva tablet is available in 20 mg and 40 mg. […]

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Qnexa awaits FDA green light

March 31, 2012

If the odds be ever in their favour, Qnexa could be the first new obesity drug to receive Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approval in 13 years. The last was Xenical that hit the market in 1999. Last February, a panel of medical experts endorsed the controversial weight-loss drug Qnexa. The vote was a 20-2 […]

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