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October 15, 2014

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10:28 AM | AbbVie rethinks Shire merger in light of US tax crackdown
Follows action to discourage 'inversion deals' aimed at reducing corporate tax rates
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10:17 AM | Generic drugs restricting market growth in Netherlands
GlobalData says Government focus on cheap copies is impacting industry
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10:04 AM | Russian HIV vaccine heading for phase II trials
But trials could be affected by lack of funding
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9:49 AM | Olysio drives J&J pharma sales
But hepatitis C drug set to face serious competition from Gilead Sciences
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9:37 AM | SMC recommends Novartis’ Gilenya for severe form of MS
Leads wave of drug reimbursement opinions in Scotland

October 14, 2014

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11:30 PM | Ashley Communications appoints Sarah Savage as director
She joins from WCG London
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11:15 PM | Pharmacy Voice names head of comms
Melissa Fife joins from Forster Communications
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11:02 PM | Changing behaviour with fast and slow thinking
Challenging the decision-making that underpins behaviour change
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3:59 PM | US approval for Philips' telehealth applications
The programmes give clinicians real-time access to health data
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1:09 PM | Update from the Clinic: September
. Welcome to your Update from the Clinic for the month of September. There’s a mixture of news from the cancer stem cell companies and immunotherapy companies this past month. Amongst other things, the FDA removed the previously imposed partial hold on one of OncoMed’s therapeutics; Opexa Therapeutics announced its next therapeutic program; and, Harvard...Read more
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12:55 PM | FDA Issues Guidance on Generics Controlled Correspondence
On August 26, 2014, FDA published a draft Guidance for Industry entitled “Controlled Correspondence Related to Generic Drug Development”.  FDA defines Controlled Correspondence as follows: “A correspondence submitted to the Agency, by or on behalf of a generic drug manufacturer or related industry, requesting information on a specific element of generic drug product development”. Under ... continue reading
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11:33 AM | NICE working to tackle antimicrobial resistance
Two guidelines in development to improve NHS use of antibiotic drugs
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10:05 AM | Pfizer's palbociclib on track for early 2015 launch
Good news for the highly anticipated breast cancer drug
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9:35 AM | BMS and Janssen to assess PD1 cancer combination
Will test Opdivo and Imbruvica in non-Hodgkin lymphoma
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9:33 AM | Takeda appoints head of vaccines development
John Boslego will succeed Ralf Clemens
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9:28 AM | Sanofi unit takes low-cost rotavirus vaccine into phase III
Licensed vaccines still too expensive for countries hit hardest
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8:25 AM | Anche il CEI protagonista a Home and Building
L’Associazione sarà presente alla sesta edizione della mostra verticale riferimento per domotica e tecnologie per l’edificio intelligente Read more →
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8:23 AM | ENEA organizza IMEKOFOODS, la prima conferenza internazionale dedicata alla metrologia per alimenti e nutrizione
Ricercatori provenienti dagli Istituti Metrologici, dal Mondo Accademico, dagli Organismi di controllo e da numerose altre Organizzazioni pubbliche e private di tutto il Mondo si sono incontrati a IMEKOFOODS, la conferenza promossa da IMEKO – la federazione internazionale per la…Read more →
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8:00 AM | Milking it: Genomics is Taking the Guesswork out of Dairy Production
Media Release, October 9, 2014. A new research program, funded in part by Genome British Columbia, aims to help BC’s dairy farmers by taking the guesswork out of determining which young heifers will develop to be the best milk producers. Through a simple hair sample, a genomic-based test will demonstrate the genetic markers of desirable traits like volume, fat content and protein. This data will allow farmers to make informed breeding and selection management decisions that will result in […]
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7:00 AM | Biologic!
I’ve heard these lyrics before but this is the first time that I’ve actually seen the song performed in such a way that I question the sobriety of the participants! Looks like they were having fun making this video. Tweet This Post
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3:05 AM | One third of UK lung cancer patients die within three months of diagnosis
Study authors say GPs may not notice signs of disease early enough

October 13, 2014

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11:16 PM | Jon Linscott joins Havas Life Medicom
He joins as senior director from PAN
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11:15 PM | McCann, Grey and Dentsu Kansai triumph at Spike Asia awards
Agencies among gold winners at healthcare marketing awards in Asia
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9:37 PM | The freedom to not vaccinate in France–a court case
This article was written by Dorit Rubinstein Reiss, Professor of Law at the University of California Hastings College of the Law in San Francisco, CA.  Dr. Reiss writes extensively in law journals about the social and legal policies of vaccination. She is also member of the Parent Advisory Board of Voices for Vaccines, a parent-led organization that supports and advocates for on-time vaccination and […]Continue reading «The freedom […]
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3:08 PM | Pharma supports first World Thrombosis Day
Aims to raise awareness of the blood clot condition
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1:47 PM | VIDEO: The role of artificial intelligence in healthcare
IBM's Amer Fasihi explains the impact its supercomputer Watson could have on health
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11:46 AM | IBM: Watson can make the world a better place
ThinkDigital event hears how the supercomputer could improve people' lives
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10:54 AM | Gilead gets US approval for Sovaldi follow-up Harvoni
Company claims it could cure 90% of patients within eight weeks
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10:28 AM | Auto che consumano meno: il biometano per il futuro
Il biometano promette di far risparmiare i cittadini. Grazie ad uno speciale processo di raffinazione è possibile convertire i rifiuti organici in energia che può essere utilizzata anche per alimentare autoveicoli a motore. Il Consorzio Italiano compostatori (CIC) in collaborazione…Read more →
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10:02 AM | Review of “Complete Genes May Pass from Food to Human Blood”
The 2013 PLoS One article Complete Genes May Pass from Food to Human Blood is often used as evidence that genes from GMO can “transfer” into our bodies (such as in this article from Collective Evolution). In this post, I’d like to review the paper with you and discuss this nightmare-inducing scenario. The authors of the paper examined the content of DNA outside the human cell, known as “cell free DNA” or cfDNA. As a reminder, the DNA we inherit from both our […]
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