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Remove all ranitidine products from market: US FDA

The US FDA has requested manufacturers withdraw all prescription and over-the-counter (OTC) ranitidine drugs from the market immediately.

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Novel vaccine effective in people without prior dengue

A novel tetravalent dengue vaccine candidate developed by Takeda is found demonstrating similar degrees of protection in individuals who had and had not been previously infected with dengue.

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Entacapone use not linked to higher risk of prostate cancer: USFDA

Entacapone, the commonly used medication for Parkinson’s disease is not associated with increased risk of prostate cancer, said USFDA, confirming the safety of the drug in a recent announcement. In March 2010, the FDA warned the public about a possible risk of prostate cancer with the entacapone component of the product Stalevo, based on the […]

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Fingolimod can harm unborn baby, warns EMA

The European Medicines Agency (EMA) has recommended that the multiple sclerosis medicine fingolimod (Gilenya) must not be used in pregnant women and in women able to have children who are not using effective contraception. If a woman becomes pregnant while using fingolimod, the medicine must be stopped, and the pregnancy will have to be closely […]

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Ebola drugs emerge successful

Two drugs have emerged potential future treatments against Ebola virus demonstrating a cure rate of up to 90% in an ongoing clinical trial in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC). The first-ever multi-drug randomized control trial, initiated by the WHO evaluated the safety and efficacy of four investigational agents – ZMapp, remdesivir, mAb114 and […]

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Large-sized generic names

The Union government has mooted a proposal to make it mandatory for all generic medicine manufacturers to print the generic names of drugs on the labels larger than the brand or trade names.