Pharmaceutical International News Archives - May 2011

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Week 2 - May 2011

Afinitor - Pancreatic Cancer Treatment Drug

Pancreatic Cancer Treatment Drug Afinitor Approved

Posted by Pharmaceutical International's Drug Development Correspondent on 13:00:00

Novartis' advanced pancreatic neuroendocrine tumour drug is first to be approved in the US for almost three decades

Baby Weight Drug Trials

Diabetes Drug Metformin in Baby Weight Trial

Posted by Pharmaceutical International's Drug Development Correspondent on 15:40:00

Pioneering drug trial will supply 400 obese pregnant women with metformin to try and limit their baby food supply levels

 Paracetamol Use and Cancer

Could Regular Paracetamol Use Result in Cancer?

Posted by Pharmaceutical International's Senior Journalist on 16:45:00

Regular paracetamol intake could put users at increased risk of developing a rare cancer form, new US research suggests

Sugar Antibiotics

Sugar Produces Antibiotic Performance Boost

Posted by Pharmaceutical International's Senior Journalist on 15:45:00

Antibiotics perform better when combined with sugar, according to a new study carried out at Boston University

Week 3 - May 2011

Diabetes Drug

Risk of Bladder Cancer from Diabetes Drug?

Posted by Pharmaceutical International's Senior Journalist on 16:45:00

Popular diabetes treatment drug Actos' possible links to bladder cancer grow stronger after new evidence emerges

 Back Pain Treatment

Injected Ozone is Potential Back Pain Treatment

Posted by Pharmaceutical International's Senior Journalist on 16:40:00

Injected ozone could have the potential to treat pain in the back, according to initial results from an ongoing trial

 Undeveloped Nation Vaccines

Low-Cost Undeveloped Nation Vaccines Needed

Posted by Pharmaceutical International's Drug Development Correspondent on 15:15:00

The world needs to develop a new generation of affordable vaccines for undeveloped nations, according to Bill Gates

MetMab Lung Cancer Trial

Lung Cancer Drug MetMab Has Life-Extending Potential

Posted by Pharmaceutical International's Drug Development Correspondent on 15:30:00

An experimental biotech drug treatment produced by Roche has delivered encouraging clinical trial results