Oct
13
2015

Pharmacy profession from retail to e-tail

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E-commerce has played very important role in our life style and our shopping style. Now all are addicted to online shopping for each and every need of life wither it is a mobile or clothes or food or even raw vegetables. Recently this trend has included pharmaceutical products including medicines. Recently in May 2015, one of the biggest online shopping portal Snapdeal was involved in selling prescription only medicines online without any proper permission or […]

Oct
12
2015

MOU between MHRA (UK) and CDSCO (India) for public safety

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The Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) has today (5 October 2015) signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with its counterpart body in India. This agreement will increase collaboration between the 2 countries in the area of medicines and medical devices with the aim of further improving public safety in the 2 countries. This is the first MOU agreed with the Central Drugs Standard Control Organisation (CDSCO), part of the Ministry of Health and […]

Oct
12
2015

Parallel import licences granted in September 2015 by MHRA

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Regulatory authority of UK called MHRA (Medicines & Healthcare products Regulatory Agency) had approved licence for parallel imports in September 2015. What is Parallel Import? A parallel import is a non-counterfeit product imported from another country without the permission of the intellectual property owner. Parallel imports are often referred to as grey product, and are implicated in issues of international trade, and intellectual property Thus parallel import is good for public as it can provide […]

Oct
5
2015

Drug Keytruda (pembrolizumab) for Lung cancer tumors who express PD-L1

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The U.S. Food and Drug Administration today granted accelerated approval for Keytruda (pembrolizumab) to treat patients with advanced (metastatic) non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) whose disease has progressed after other treatments and with tumors that express a protein called PD-L1. Keytruda is approved for use with a companion diagnostic, the PD-L1 IHC 22C3 pharmDx test, the first test designed to detect PD-L1 expression in non-small cell lung tumors. Lung cancer is the leading cause of […]

Oct
2
2015

Alirocumab: New drug apporved for hypercholesterolemia

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Drug name: Alirocumab Company: Sanofi Aventis Approval Status: Approved July 2015 Specific Treatments: heterozygous familial hypercholesterolemia or atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease Therapeutic Areas: Cardiology/Vascular Diseases General Information Praluent (alirocumab) is a PCSK9 (Proprotein Convertase Subtilisin Kexin Type 9) inhibitor antibody. Praluent is specifically indicated as adjunct to diet and maximally tolerated statin therapy for the treatment of adults with heterozygous familial hypercholesterolemia or clinical atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease, who require additional lowering of LDL-cholesterol (LDL-C). Praluent is […]

Oct
2
2015

Torrent got favorable decision for IPR in GILENYA

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Global pharmaceutical major Novartis AG and Mitsubishi Pharma Corporation have lost a patent fight with Ahmedabad-based Torrent Pharmaceuticals in the US over Novartis’ block buster multiple sclerosis drug Gilenya. The US Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO)’s trial and appeal board quashed Novartis’s patent claims stating they were obvious (and hence not inventions that merit patent protection). With $2.5 billion annual sales in 2014, Gilenya is the highest revenue generating drug for Novartis worldwide. Generic drug […]

Sep
28
2015

Non Patentable inventions in India

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INVENTIONS NOT PATENTABLE IN INDIA Section 3: The following are not inventions within the meaning of this Act,— (a) An invention which is frivolous or which claims anything obviously contrary to well established natural laws; (e.g. Time Machine for travelling beyond time) (b) An invention the primary or intended use or commercial exploitation of which could be contrary public order or morality or which causes serious prejudice to human, animal or plant life or health […]

Sep
23
2015

Institute of Good Manufacturing Practices India (IGMPI)

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Institute of Good Manufacturing Practices India (IGMPI) (Approved by Quality Council of India (QCI), Government of India) An ISO 9001:2008 Organisation Recipient of QCI – D.L. Shah National Quality Award-Certificate of Merit 2015 New Delhi | Hyderabad | Lucknow (www.igmpiindia.org | www.ffsqindia.org ) Offered Programmes: Post Graduate and Executive Diploma in Pharma: • Faculty of Good Manufacturing Practices a. Good Manufacturing Practices b. Quality Assurance and Quality Control c. Regulatory Affairs d. Good Laboratory Practices […]

Sep
23
2015

Full Scientific article for free

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One of our readers came forward and send us a mail to provide full article of any scientific journal. So it is my humble request to all readers if you need any article, please provide details of article like title, author, journal, volume, page etc with your name, email id and contact details and send to mypharmaguide@gmail.com. We will arrange to send you the article directly in your inbox. Please keep in mind that it […]

Jul
14
2015

First-Time Generic Drug Approvals – June 2015

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Generic medicines are very much important for the public health due to vast difference in the cost of genric compared to brand rodcuts. USFDA has given 12 generic approvals for different product in month of June 2015. To get more details of the product name, generic company name and date of approval please click here.

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