Monday, 17 June, 2019


India revokes Roche patent in new blow for Big Pharma

MUMBAI/LONDON (Reuters) – India dealt a fresh blow to the international pharmaceutical industry on Friday as its patents appeal board revoked a patent granted six years ago on Roche's hepatitis C drug Pegasys. The Intellectual Property Appellate Board (IPAB) cited a lack of evidence that the drug was any better than existing treatments and its high price as reasons for ... Read More »

Asian shares rise as positive data buoys risk appetite

TOKYO (Reuters) – Asian shares advanced with returning risk appetite on Friday as overnight data suggested some stabilisation in the global recovery trend, particularly in the United States and China. Positive U.S. private sector employment and consumer confidence reports drove the dollar higher, while the yen retreated as demand for safe-haven assets weakened. The MSCI index of Asia-Pacific shares outside ... Read More »

Many women stop asthma meds while pregnant: study

REUTERS – Almost a third of women on asthma medications stop using them during the first few months of pregnancy, despite advice that a mother's uncontrolled asthma is more dangerous to the developing fetus than the drugs, according to a study from the Netherlands. A lack of oxygen during development, known as hypoxemia, is one of the dangers to a ... Read More »

NBA – Heat ring in new season with win over Celtics

MIAMI (Reuters) – With shiny new rings on their fingers, the Miami Heat began their NBA title defence in confident fashion with a 120-107 win over Eastern Conference rivals the Boston Celtics on Tuesday. Miami were presented with championship rings before the game to mark their second NBA title and the first since the creation of the 'Big Three' with ... Read More »

Slimmer future for heavy kids who get help early: studies

REUTERS – Weight-loss programs can help even very young children slim down, and it appears that acting early may improve the odds of success, according to two European studies. Excessive pounds in childhood often stay into adulthood, where they have been linked to heart disease, diabetes and other health problems. In one study, which appeared in the Archives of Pediatrics ... Read More »

Whitewashing an inglorious past

Assam chief minister Tarun Gogoi was not wholly right when, on the occasion of the release of a white paper on foreign infiltration issue, he asserted that his government had done more to check illegal migration from Bangladesh than either the AGP government headed by Prafulla Kumar Mahanta or the NDA government when it had been in power at the ... Read More »

3 spinners in squad

Manoj Tiwary (captain), Partha Sarathi Bhattacharjee, Rohan Banerjee, Jayojeet Basu, Writam Porel, Anustup Majumdar, Wriddhiman Saha, Laxmi Ratan Shukla, Iresh Saxena, Ashok Dinda, Sourav Sarkar, Arnab Nandy, Veer Pratap Singh, Subhamoy Das and Aritra Chatterjee. read more... Read More »

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