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  1. News - World - SCIENCE

    Quest for cheap, easy medicine monitor may be over as scientists develop simple home dosage test

    Posted Jun 09th 2014, 11:25pm by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse Colour-coded system using camera may end quest for cheap, easy pill dosage monitor Home test to stop drug overdoses developed Scientists have created a molecule that glows red or blue, depending on drug levels in blood, as the basis for a home test to prevent patients accidentally overdosing. After contact with a drop of blood, the molecule's colour ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1528824/quest-cheap-easy-medicine-monitor-may-be-over-scientists-develop-simple
  2. News - World - MEDICINE

    British scientists close in on blood test for Alzheimer’s by identifying predictor proteins

    Posted Jul 08th 2014, 08:55pm by Reuters

    ... years before patients are diagnosed. "Many of our drug trials fail because by the time patients are given the drugs, the brain has already been too severely affected. "A simple blood ... pharmaceutical firms are trying to get to the root cause and try to find treatments to halt its progression. But over the past 15 years, more than 100 experimental Alzheimer's drugs have failed ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1549722/british-scientists-close-blood-test-alzheimers-identifying-predictor
  3. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH

    Hong Kong researchers may have found way to combat Alzheimer's disease

    Posted Jul 07th 2014, 04:01pm by LO WEI

    ... The team has also identified a molecule in the Chinese medicinal herb gou teng (uncaria rhynchophylla) that inhibits the protein's activity. Developing a drug with the use of the molecule, ... While some drugs target Alzheimer's symptoms, there are none as yet that address its cause, which is not fully understood. The team has been studying the brain cell protein for more than 10 ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1548746/hong-kong-researchers-may-have-found-way-combat-alzheimers-disease
  4. Clinigen Group synergy provides lifeline to patients

    Posted Jun 16th 2014, 02:12pm by Reports by Mia Daughenbaugh and David Bell

    ... works ceaselessly throughout a drug's clinical lifecycle to ensure that patients always have access to effective medications. "Our goal is not to promote a type of medicine," says group CEO Peter George. "It's about having drugs that are very effective in their treatment areas and guaranteeing their availability." The Clinigen Group comprises three entities ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/1533947/clinigen-group-synergy-provides-lifeline-patients
  5. News - World - DISEASE

    Alert after smallpox samples found in US laboratory storeroom

    Posted Jul 09th 2014, 11:20pm by AFP

    ... and Drug Administration lab near the US capital, health authorities said. Smallpox is a highly contagious and sometimes fatal disease that is estimated to have killed some 300 million people ... stockpiles of smallpox still exist so that researchers can study them for vaccines and potential drug treatments in case another outbreak were to occur. Discovery of the smallpox vials came just ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1550657/alert-after-smallpox-samples-found-us-laboratory-storeroom
  6. News - World - HEALTH

    Growing middle class popping more pills, worrying antibiotic study shows

    Posted Jul 11th 2014, 09:47pm by NYT

    ... McClatchy-Tribune Pill popping up more than a third in 10 years, mostly through overuse, raising fears of rising global vulnerability to drug-resistant bacteria Antibiotic use rising ... is leaving more of the world's population vulnerable to drug-resistant bacteria. The study, published online in the journal Lancet Infectious Diseases, provides the most comprehensive long-term ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1552271/growing-middle-class-popping-more-pills-worrying-antibiotic-study-shows
  7. Yuki Gosei offers premium fine chemicals

    Posted Jul 07th 2014, 12:51pm by Reports by Stacey Johnson, Christina Liedke and Jessica Ryan

    ... for insulin formulations and isoniazid, a prescription drug for tuberculosis. The company conforms to the standards of Current Good Manufacturing Practices imposed by the US Food and Drug ... for generic drugs and fresh applications for existing products such as silicon-based compounds and pyridine derivatives. "We're always ready to partner globally for product sales, raw ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/1548647/yuki-gosei-offers-premium-fine-chemicals
  8. Business - Companies - PHARMACEUTICALS

    Samsung targets low cost drugs as its next growth driver

    Posted May 13th 2014, 01:13am by BLOOM

    ... Bloomberg in Tokyo South Korean electronics giant betting US$2b on biopharmaceuticals to shore up future growth Samsung targets low cost drugs as its next big thing Samsung Group transformed its electronics unit into the world's largest smartphone maker by outselling Apple. Now it is setting its sights on the drug industry. South Korea's biggest company is investing ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/companies/article/1510759/samsung-targets-low-cost-drugs-its-next-growth-driver
  9. News - World - MEXICO

    Mexico Michoacan state recruits vigilante police to fight drug cartel

    Posted May 12th 2014, 03:12am by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Tepalcatepec Mexican state recruits thousands of farmers to battle the vicious Knights Templar gang Vigilante groups sign on to fight drug cartels Authorities have started to issue police uniforms and assault rifles to vigilantes in western Mexico, legalising a movement that formed last year to combat a vicious drug cartel. Scores of farmers lined up ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1509953/mexico-michoacan-state-recruits-vigilante-police-fight-drug-cartel
  10. Business - Companies

    R&D spend in biotech outpaces revenue

    Posted Jun 25th 2014, 02:37am by Reuters

    ... obesity. Getting approval for new treatments or drugs is a lengthy process requiring up to three phases of testing under the watch of the US Food and Drug Administration and can take years ... and development of biotech drugs rebounded last year by 14 per cent from 2012, mainly due to a 20 per cent rise in US spending. That uptick caused net income to slip US$8 million to an industry-wide ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/companies/article/1539911/rd-spend-biotech-outpaces-revenue

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