Archive for 2002

China's Killer Headache: Fake Pharmaceuticals

China’s Killer Headache: Fake Pharmaceuticals An estimated 192,000 people died last year in China because of fake drugs, according to the Shenzhen Evening News, a government-controlled newspaper. Some die from toxins in counterfeit medicines, and others from infection because they are swallowing bogus pills instead of antibiotics


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China’s Killer Headache: Fake Pharmaceuticals

China’s Killer Headache: Fake Pharmaceuticals An estimated 192,000 people died last year in China because of fake drugs, according to the Shenzhen Evening News, a government-controlled newspaper. Some die from toxins in counterfeit medicines, and others from infection because they are swallowing bogus pills instead of antibiotics


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Looking beyond Patent Expiry

Looking beyond Patent Expiry The problem of patent protection loss and associated revenue loss will continue to trouble major companies, with estimated revenue losses of US$2.2 billion in 2004 from patent expiries on 18 drugs, increasing to an estimated US$5.3 billion in 2005.


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Modified pigs are transplant 'breakthrough'

Modified pigs are transplant ‘breakthrough’ A new breed of genetically engineered pigs with organs far less likely to be rejected by people has been created in the US. The surfaces of the cloned pigs’ cells lack a key sugar, which triggers the violent hyperacute rejection response. This normally reduces transplanted organs to pulp within hours.


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Modified pigs are transplant ‘breakthrough’

Modified pigs are transplant ‘breakthrough’ A new breed of genetically engineered pigs with organs far less likely to be rejected by people has been created in the US. The surfaces of the cloned pigs’ cells lack a key sugar, which triggers the violent hyperacute rejection response. This normally reduces transplanted organs to pulp within hours.


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New breed of VCs banking on biotech

New breed of VCs banking on biotech As the era of rock-star venture capitalists investing in Internet start-ups appears to be ending, another era is dawning — one of VCs flocking into biotech and health care.


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Biology Seeks a Few Good Geeks

Biology Seeks a Few Good Geeks The declaration is perhaps not as stirring as Uncle Sam calling patriotic men into the army in World War I, but Vicky Markstein is just as determined in her pursuit and convinced of its importance to the nation and the welfare of humanity.


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Biotechs on edge as money evaporates

Biotechs on edge as money evaporates Seattle’s biotech industry is working on some of the most complicated medical science in the world, but it relies on a simple mantra its executives know by heart: “Cash is king.”


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Making a Run for the Border-For Canadian Prescription Drugs

Making a Run for the Border-For Canadian Prescription Drugs Picture a tour bus filled with American seniors heading for a visit north of the border, to Canada. Instead of paying a visit to the Canadian side of Niagara Falls, they are off to purchase Canadian prescription drugs. As strange as this sight may seem, this […]


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