NATURE’S VIAGRA-Health benefits of pomegranate by – By Dr. Janardhana V Hebbar, Ayurveda Expert

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Countless studies have shown the seemingly countless benefits of fruits for a person’s health.

The U.S. Government recommends that people get some servings of fruits every day. Of all the fruits ready in the shop today,

one fruit is at its height of popularity because of its legendary Greek mythology connection and its exoticism-the pomegranate fruit.

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GLENMARK-A new way for a new world

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http://www.glenmarkpharma.com/GLN_NWS/homepage.aspx?res=P_GLN

http://www.glenmark-generics.com/

Type Public
Traded as BSE532296NSEGLENMARK)
Industry PharmaceuticalsDrugs &Healthcare
Founded 1977
Founder(s) Gracias Saldanha
Headquarters MumbaiMaharashtra[1]India
Key people Glenn Saldanha, MD & CEO [2]
Products Medicines and Vaccines
Revenue INR1031.10 crore(US$160 million) (2009–2010)[3]
Employees 7,000 [4]
Subsidiaries Glenmark Generics Ltd[5]
Website www.glenmarkpharma.com

Glenmark Pharmaceuticals is a pharmaceutical company headquartered in MumbaiIndia[6] It manufactures and markets generic formulation products and active pharmaceutical ingredients (API), both in the domestic and international markets. In the formulation business, its business spans segments such as DermatologyInternal MedicinePaediatricsGynaecologyENT andDiabetes.

It has four manufacturing facilities for formulations and additional three facilities for APIs. These manufacturing facilities are located in the states of MaharashtraGoaHimachal Pradesh and Gujarat in India.

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Bupropion review

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Bupropion

Bupropion (/bjuːˈprpi.ɒn/ bew-proh-pee-on;[2] ) is a drug that is primarily used as an atypical antidepressant and smoking cessation aid. Marketed as WellbutrinBudeprionPrexatonElontrilAplenzin, or other trade names, it is one of the most frequently prescribed antidepressants in the United States. Marketed in lower-dose formulations as ZybanVoxra, or other names, it is also widely used to reduce nicotine cravings by people who are trying to quit smoking. It is taken in the form of pills, and in the United States is available only by prescription.

Bupropion lowers seizure threshold, and its potential to cause seizures has been widely publicized. Bupropion is an effective antidepressant on its own, but it is also popular as an add-on medication in cases of incomplete…

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ATORVASTATIN SYNTHESIS

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Atorvastatin (INN/əˌtɔrvəˈstætən/, marketed by Pfizer as a calcium salt under the trade name Lipitor,[1] is a member of the drug class known as statins, used for lowering blood cholesterol. It also stabilizes plaque and prevents strokes through anti-inflammatory and other mechanisms. Like all statins, atorvastatin works by inhibitingHMG-CoA reductase, an enzyme found in liver tissue that plays a key role in production of cholesterol in the body.

Atorvastatin was first synthesized in 1985 by Bruce Roth of Parke-Davis Warner-Lambert Company (since acquired by Pfizer). The best selling drug in pharmaceutical history, sales of Lipitor since it was approved in 1996 exceed US$125 billion, and the drug has topped the list of best-selling branded pharmaceuticals in the world for nearly a decade.[2] When Pfizer’s patent on…

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Propecia Could Save 70,000 Men From Prostate Cancer

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The baldness drug propecia could help reduce the risk of prostate cancer with less side-effects than previously thought, according to a new study.

By Amir Khan, Everyday Health Staff Writer

Warding off prostate cancer may be as easy as growing your hair, according to new data published in the New England Journal of Medicine by researchers from the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio. The researchers followed up on patients from one of their previous studies, and found that the baldness drug finasteride, also known as Propecia, reduced the risk of prostate cancer by more than a third, and resulted in less-severe side effects than previously thought.

“If you look at the number of prostate cancers that are diagnosed annually and multiply that by 30 percent, that’s the number of cancers we might be able to prevent each year,” Ian Thompson Jr., MD, study author and director…

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Need For A Smarter Regulatory System To Ensure Access To Affordable Biologics: The Biosimilars

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Kiran Mazumdar Shaw
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Kiran Mazumdar Shaw, MD, BIOCON
The global pharmaceutical industry is going through a paradigm change as biologics such as monoclonal antibodies and recombinant proteins find greater acceptance for treating a wide range of chronic diseases.
Today biologics make for up half of the top 10 best-selling drugs worldwide.

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Health Canada Approves ThromboGenics’ JETREA® for the Treatment of Symptomatic Vitreomacular Adhesion

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LEUVEN, Belgium, August 16, 2013 /PRNewswire/ —

Canada is first market outside the US and Europe where JETREA® is approved

ThromboGenics NV (Euronext Brussels: THR), an integrated biopharmaceutical company focused on developing and commercializing innovative ophthalmic medicines, today announces that Health Canada has approved JETREA® (ocriplasmin) for the treatment of symptomatic vitreomacular adhesion (VMA). The priority review of the New Drug Submission for JETREA in Canada was conducted within 180 calendar days. Canada is the first market where JETREA® is approved outside the US and Europe. ThromboGenics’ partner Alcon holds the commercialization rights to JETREA® outside the US and will be responsible for the launch of the drug in Canada.

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Ocriplasmin (trade name Jetrea) is a recombinant protease with activity against fibronectin and laminin, components of the vitreoretinal interface. It is used for treatment of symptomatic vitreomacular adhesion

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