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By Themedica on April 6, 2009 10:50 AM |
Generic drugs or simply generics are pharmaceutical drugs that are produced and distributed minus the patent protection. While these drugs may still hold the patent on the formulation, the active ingredients are not protected. The history of generic drugs in the United States dates back to the 1960s, however it
By Themedica on March 9, 2009 9:59 AM |
Vaccines are invaluable because they establish or improve immunity to a particular disease, preventing its onset and saving lives. For instance, In 1958 763,094 cases of measles were registered leading to 552 deaths in the United States. However, as new vaccines were developed and used, the number of cases dropped
By Themedica on January 12, 2009 9:25 AM |
As the quest for newer and better medicines continues, and with the long drawn process of pharmaceutical drug development playing the speed bump, patients around the world hope for a miracle cure for many diseases. Amidst the mayhem have we overlooked the real worth of vaccines in mitigating diseases. Impact
By Themedica on November 3, 2008 10:20 AM |
The growth for global pharmaceutical drugs market in 2009 is forecasted to exceed US $820 Billion, growing at 4.5 – 5.5 Percent rate, coupled with a double digit growth for emerging markets, focus on specialty-driven therapies and a global economic volatility. These projections were a part of the annual “IMS
By Themedica on August 4, 2008 8:32 AM |
The term pharmaceuticals is derived from “pharmaceuticus” (Latin) and “pharmaceutikos” (Greek) and implies “to administer medicines.” In the modern usage of the word, pharmaceutical drugs are substances used to diagnose, prevent or treatment abnormal medical conditions and diseases, viz. pain, malaria, anxiety, etc. Pharmaceuticals are classified in several ways, based
By Themedica on June 30, 2008 1:48 PM |
Some of the deadliest diseases afflicting mankind today are of viral origin, recently a headway made by a young scientist to understand viral invasion opens up new vistas for developing antiviral drugs. Naama Elefant, a researcher at the Hebrew University analyzed the function of microRNAs that led to the discovery.Viruses
By Themedica on June 23, 2008 2:55 PM |
Counterfeit drugs can not only kill those who consume them, but they can also cost quite a fortune to the pharmaceutical industry. However, alertness and prudent action on the part of those who deal in pharmaceutical drugs such as importers, wholesalers and retailers can prevent supplies of counterfeit drugs from
By Themedica on June 16, 2008 1:53 PM |
The Netherlands based Access to Medicine Foundation, an independent, non-profit organization has published its ratings differentiating how the world's largest drug manufacturers stand in comparison to each other, based on their efforts to provide people in low-income countries better access to affordable drugs and vaccines.Carried out in consultation with 12
By Themedica on June 9, 2008 10:44 AM |
Each year in the US about 106,000 people die from prescription drugs, out of all the 783,936 deaths due to medical mistakes. The damages caused by the side effects of drugs result in exorbitant costs in terms of death and trauma for the consumers and huge losses to the pharmaceutical

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