Archive for 2005

Drug firms don’t disclose enough

The editor-in-chief of the New England Journal of Medicine accused three of the largest drug companies of ‘making a mockery‘ of efforts to create transparency in clinical trials, adding that could lead some important medical publications to avoid publishing their studies.


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Alternative Stem Cell Bill Added to Debate

With a closely divided House poised to vote today on whether to expand federal funding of human embryonic stem cell research, opponents are offering fence-sitters what they say is an embryo-friendly alternative: a bill that would foster the use of stem cells from umbilical cords discarded after birth.


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Giving The Green Light To Industrial Biotech

The U.S. government is dangling a big carrot — and some wheat and corn — to encourage manufacturers to make more products from biobased materials.


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Brand Drug Prices Outpace Inflation

U.S. prices for brand-name drugs on average rose at 2.5 times the rate of inflation last year, while generic drug prices remained flat, according to a study released on Tuesday by the nation’s largest lobby for the elderly.


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Clones' beef, milk same as regular

There is no difference between meat and milk from cloned livestock and those foods obtained from conventionally bred cattle, according to a study released today.


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Clones’ beef, milk same as regular

There is no difference between meat and milk from cloned livestock and those foods obtained from conventionally bred cattle, according to a study released today.


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FDA guidelines to help personalized drug development

As part of an agency-wide initiative to speed development of new medical products through the science of pharmacogenomics, the FDA has issued a final guidance regarding pharmacogenomic data submissions.


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India Proposes End to Patent Drug Copying

India’s government proposed on Friday to change the country’s patent laws to make it illegal to copy patented drugs, a practice that has made cheaper medicines available in India and abroad.


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