Tamiflu discount for poorer countries

Roche is to provide its antiviral Tamiflu at a lower price to developing countries as part of a new initiative. Under the Tamiflu Reserves...

Viruses resistant to Tamiflu identified

Several cases of the H1N1 ‘swine flu’ virus have emerged that are resistant to antiviral drug Tamiflu (oseltaminvir). WHO has been informed by...

Novo Nordisk launches Victoza in UK

Novo Nordisk’s Victoza is now available for type 2 diabetes patients in the UK, following EU approval. Victoza is the first once-daily human Glucagon-like...

Novartis joins fight against malaria

Novartis has become the first healthcare company to join United Against Malaria (UAM), a pan-Africa campaign to end malaria-related deaths and suffering by 2015....

Best-selling drugs cheaper in Europe

European prices of 170 best-selling drugs averaged 40% less than US prices in 2008, recent research has revealed. Within Europe, it was found,...

Study confirms Cervarix efficacy

The largest efficacy trial of a cervical cancer vaccine has shown that Cervarix protects against the five most common cancer-causing virus types. The...

Positive CHMP opinion for Javlor

The CHMP has issued a positive opinion recommending EU marketing authorisation for Javlor from Laboratoires Pierre Fabre. The drug has been recommended for...

EU lung cancer approval for Alimta

Alimta (pemetrexed for injection) has become the first agent approved in Europe as maintenance therapy for advanced, nonsquamous non-small cell lung cancer. The European...

Scientists recognised for Alzheimer’s research

Four scientists have been recognized by the Alzheimer’s Association for their extraordinary achievements in advancing Alzheimer's research at its 2009 International Conference on Alzheimer's...

Big pharma goes legally blonde

Reese Witherspoon is to produce and star in a new comedy about a woman’s career within the drug industry. Currently under development by Universal...

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Sanofi and Translate Bio collaborate on novel mRNA vaccine for COVID-19

Sanofi Pasteur, the vaccines global business unit of Sanofi, and Translate Bio, a clinical-stage messenger RNA (mRNA) therapeutics company, will collaborate to develop a...
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UPDATED: MHRA guidance on coronavirus (COVID-19)

The MHRA is producing guidance on coronavirus (COVID-19) for industry. The Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) is working closely with Department of Health...
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Chloroquine and Hydroxychloroquine not licensed for coronavirus treatment

The MHRA has released guidance saying that Chloroquine and Hydroxychloroquine are not licensed for coronavirus treatment. Recent media reports have suggested that chloroquine can protect...

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FDA emergency authorisation for Roche’s COVID-19 test

Roche has announced that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has issued an Emergency Use Authorization (EUA) for its COVID-19 test, the cobas®...
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Boost to COVID-19 vaccine and therapy research

COVID-19 vaccine and therapy research has been boosted by six new projects in rapid response. The six new studies into the novel coronavirus have...
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NICE guidelines on active management of patients with COVID-19

The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) has published its first three rapid guidelines on the active management of patients with COVID-19...
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New data on Symbicort as anti-inflammatory asthma reliever

New data from Novel START, an open-label trial designed to reflect real-world practice, has demonstrated the effectiveness of Symbicort Turbuhaler (budesonide/formoterol) as a potential...
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Synairgen to start trial of SNG001 in COVID-19

Respiratory drug discovery and development company Synairgen has received expedited approvals from the Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) and Health Research Authority...

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