Google unveils smart contact lenses for diabetics

Google unveils smart contact lenses for diabetics

By Laura Gomez - Jan 17, 2014

Diabetes affects one in 19 persons around the world, according to Google’s research. Just imagine if all these people could forget about pricking their fingers several times a da

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Tobacco taxes could prevent 200 million deaths worldwide

Tobacco taxes could prevent 200 million deaths worldwide

By Laura Gomez - Jan 03, 2014

Tripling tobacco taxes globally would decrease smoking rates by a third and avoid 200 million premature deaths from lung cancer and other sicknesses such as heart disease, stroke,

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Drug Giant AstraZeneca to Slash 1,600 jobs

Drug Giant AstraZeneca to Slash 1,600 jobs

By Anna Domanska - Mar 19, 2013

AstraZeneca PLC, the global pharmaceutical giant and the UK’s second biggest drug company, informed that it planned to restructure itself by introducing downsizing program and re

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Valeant to acquire Medicis Pharmaceutical in $2.6 billion deal

Valeant to acquire Medicis Pharmaceutical in $2.6 billion deal

By Anna Domanska - Sep 04, 2012

Valeant Pharmaceuticals International Inc. informed that it would acquire buy Medicis Pharmaceutical Corp. for $2.6 billion in cash. The deal will add Botox competitor Dysport and

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Drug Shortages 2011: Can the Global Market Fix This?

Drug Shortages 2011: Can the Global Market Fix This?

By Carrie Ann - Dec 12, 2011

Many reasons have been cited for these 2011 drug shortages. A recent study from the IMS Institute found that health manufacturing problems, discontinuations and suspension of produ

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RISUG. The Single dose, Safe, Reversible Contraceptive Method for Men

RISUG. The Single dose, Safe, Reversible Contraceptive Method for Men

By Richard Meryn - Aug 09, 2011

Bye-bye Vasectomies (and if women can have it their way, bye-bye oral contraceptive pills too) ! This wonder drug, which has been developed at the Indian Institute of Technology i

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Fluorescent Protein to Revolutionize the Process of In Vivo Imaging

Fluorescent Protein to Revolutionize the Process of In Vivo Imaging

By Richard Meryn - Jul 23, 2011

In what could possibly be a breakthrough in the process of whole-body imaging, researchers at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University have developed the first

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Lethal E. Coli infecting 1600 across Europe deemed mutant super-bug

Lethal E. Coli infecting 1600 across Europe deemed mutant super-bug

By Christy Gren - Jun 03, 2011

With a never-before seen strain of E. Coli having reportedly affected 1600 people across Europe, scientists are calling the new bug super-toxic. And while primary suspicion for tra

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British American Tobacco’s new tobacco-free nicotine: Nicoventures

British American Tobacco’s new tobacco-free nicotine: Nicoventures

By Richard Meryn - Apr 05, 2011

British American Tobacco (BAT), estimated to be the world’s second largest tobacco group by global market share, has confirmed reports of having established Nicoventures Limited,

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