Moms-to-be, take note. European experts advise against epilepsy drug in pregnancy

An expert committee of Europe’s medicines watchdog recommended Friday that a drug used to treat epilepsy and linked to malformations in children not be used in pregnancy. The compound, valproate, is also used for migraine and bipolar disorder, and doctors already advised against prescribing the medicine for pregnant women in France. France’s medicines regulator, known […]

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Drug ring ‘used drones to counter police’ before $30m haul seized in Melbourne: AFP

An international drug syndicate used drones to conduct counter-surveillance on police before seven members were arrested in Melbourne over a $30 million shipment of cocaine from Panama, authorities say. Key points: Drug syndicate used drone during meetings to see who was watching Seven men from from Australia, Britain, Canada arrested Police worked with authorities in […]

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United Drug to make €40m investment at Dublin headquarters

Pharmaceutical wholesaler United Drug has announced a €40 million investment in technology and innovation at its headquarters at Citywest in Dublin. United Drug works with more than 1,800 pharmacies, hospitals, clinics and primary care centres across the country, and employs more than 650 staff across its four facilities in Citywest, Swords, Ballina and Limerick. The […]

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Aurobindo Pharma gets final USFDA nod for gastro reflux drug

Drug firm Aurobindo Pharma has received final approval from the USFDA to manufacture and market pantoprazole sodium for injections, used for the treatment of gastroesophageal reflux disease, in the American market. “The company has received final approval from the US Food and Drug Administration (USFDA) to manufacture and market pantoprazole sodium for injections, 40 mg/vial,” […]

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Albert David extends rally on sale of gastro drug ‘Actibile’ to Zydus

ALBERT DAVID LTD Zydus acquires gastro drug ‘Actibile’ from Kolkata-based Albert DavidCadila Healthcare slumps on receiving warning letter from USFDACadila Healthcare hits record high on strong Q2 resultsCadila Healthcare turns ex-stock splitCadila Healthcare gains on USFDA nod for anti-diabetic drug Albert David has rallied 9% to Rs 320, extending its previous day’s 7% surge on […]

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