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HDL-Raising Agents – Is it not good enough to raise “Good Cholesterol”?

Vast improvements have been made in drug therapies for patients with heart disease. Optimal medical treatment (OMT) have been used which includes statins (reduce LDL cholesterol), beta blockers (reduce blood pressure and workload on the heart), angiotensin converting enzyme inhibitors (reduce blood pressure), and low dose aspirin (reduces platelet activation). Beta-blockers and angiotensin converting enzyme…

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Roche & Samsung BioLogics Sign a Strategic Manufacturing Partnership – early warning of war with biosimilars?

On Oct 22, 2013 Roche announced that it has entered into a long term manufacturing agreement with Samsung BioLogics. Under this agreement, Samsung will manufacture Roche’s proprietary biologics in Incheon, South Korea. We would like to point out that in Q4-2012, Samsung halted the development of its rituximab biosimilar – SAIT101 due to “internal reasons”.…

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Value Edge launches Integrate Edge – An Unmatched Enterprise Intelligence

Integrate Edge is a Cloud based Competitive Intelligence platform with unmatched breadth and depth Value Edge, an international analytics firm, today announced that its spin off Integrate Edge (http://www.integratedge.com) has launched a beta version of its proprietary cloud based Intelligence platform, Integrate Edge. This beta version has been refined based on customer feedback of 3…

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Online Pharmacy : To Have OR Not To Have?

The world is changing fast. Rest assured; technology is changing even faster. Within that, let’s just talk about the segment of medicines, drugs, and healthcare. The day I thought of writing this blog entry, (sometime in May 2013) to introduce the concept of ‘An Online Pharmacy in India’ (OR Online Medical Store, Chemist, Drug store,…

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The curious case of anti-diabetic blockbusters

Introduction Diabetes is a chronic disease of the pancreas in which the body cannot regulate the blood sugar level. This is caused if either the body cannot produce its own insulin (known as Insulin Dependent Diabetes or Type 1 Diabetes) or the body stops responding to insulin (known as Non-Insulin Dependent Diabetes or Type 2…