High BP drug could treat skin cancer

New York, April 24 : Researchers have discovered by accident cancer-fighting properties in a drug typically used to treat high blood pressure. The drug carvedilol can protect against the sun-induced cell damage that leads to skin cancer, the findings showed. “What began as an experimental error led to a very interesting scientific discovery,” said co-leader […]

‘Government policy would succeed if generic drug quality improves’

Chennai, April 24 : The Centre’s steps to make doctors prescribe drugs by their generic names and not by their brand names may not have material impact without steps for improving the quality standards for drugs, investment banking firm Jefferies has said. In a report issued on Sunday, Jefferies said: “In our view, without steps […]

Obama appointed Indian American surgeon general asked to resign

[Orlando : FILE – In this July 25, 2016, file photo, Dr. Vivek Murthy speaks during a news conference at Orange County Mosquito Control, in Orlando, Fla. The Trump administration has relieved Dr. Vivek Murthy of his duties as U.S. Surgeon General. /PTI] Washington, April 22 : Indian American Surgeon General Vivek Murthy, appointed by […]

Obama appointed Indian American surgeon general asked to resign

Washington, April 22 : Indian American Surgeon General Vivek Murthy, appointed by former President Barack Obama, stepped down after he was asked to resign by the Trump administration as part of a move to appoint new leaders in key posts. He was replaced temporarily by Rear Admiral Sylvia Trent-Adams, one of the first nurses to […]

Researchers discover new cause of high blood pressure

London, April 22 : Researchers have discovered a new cause of high blood pressure which could lead to major changes in managing the disease. In a study published in the journal JCI Insight, the researchers named the new cause as Connshing syndrome which is linked to the overproduction of the stress hormone cortisol. It is […]

Dr Reddy’s to sell Progesterone capsules in US

Hyderabad, April 21 : Indian drug major Dr Reddy’s Laboratories on Friday announced it would sell Progesterone capsules in the US market for therapeutic treatment of cardiovascular disorders, breast cancer and probable dementia. “The generic capsules, approved by the US Food and Drug Administration (USFDA), are a therapeutic equivalent version of Prometrium,” said the city-based […]