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Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd. has launched a generic equivalent of Campral, drug uses used for maintenance of abstinence from alcohol in patients with alcohol dependence. The delayed-release tablets, which contain the active ingredient acamprosate calcium, are designed to be used as part of a treatment program that also includes counseling…

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A cancer drug originally discovered in Britain has finally been endorsed for treating advanced prostate cancer before chemotherapy on the country's state health service in a change of heart by the cost agency NICE. The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) said on Monday it was now recommending…

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CFDA's acceptance of triferic submission initiates process for drug approval in Chinese dialysis market. China FDA accepts Rockwell Medical's Triferic drug submission for commercialization in China.   Source : reuters.com

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Health insurer Anthem Inc said it had sued pharmacy benefit manager Express Scripts Holding Co to recover damages from drug pricing it believes was too high. The lawsuit, filed on Monday in U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York, is the latest development in a months-long dispute…

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The private equity-backed make-up and pharmaceuticals giant Novacap is being circled by two French buyout firms which are in talks to buy the company for around £500m from its owner, Ardian. Paris-based Ardian is selling its majority stake in Novacap, which makes sun creams and perfumes as well as washing…

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The Delhi High Court is likely to resume tomorrow the hearing on pleas by over 30 pharma majors, including Pfizer, Glenmark, Procter and Gamble (P&G) and Cipla, challenging the government's decision to ban sale of some of their fixed dose combination medicines. Justice Rajiv Sahai Endlaw, who has stayed operation…

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Drug firm Torrent Pharmaceuticals on Sunday said it plans to raise funds through various instruments including qualified institutional placements (QIP). The company in a filing to the BSE said that its board on 23 March will consider “the proposal for raising of funds by way of issue of equity shares,…

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Drug firm Torrent Pharma today said its third manufacturing plant in Gujarat has obtained the Establishment Inspection Report (EIR) from the US health regulator USFDA. "Torrent Pharma has successfully obtained the Establishment Inspection Report from the USFDA for its plant located at Dahej SEZ, in Gujarat, the plant has also…

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U.S. FDA approves Bayer's kovaltry antihemophilic factor (recombinant) for treatment of children and adults with hemophilia A. FDA approves Bayer's kovaltry antihemophilic factor (recombinant) for the treatment of children and adults with hemophilia A.   Source : reuters.com

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Dimension Therapeutics receives positive opinion for European orphan drug designation for DTX301 for treatment of ornithine transcarbamylase (OTC) deficiency. Plans to submit an investigational new drug (IND) application with fda in second half of 2016.   Source : reuters.com