Tag Archives: drugs

Lilly, to focus on new drugs in China, unloads antibiotics brands and manufacturing facility for $375M

Eli Lilly is taking one step out of China so it can gain a firmer foothold with the other. Amid a national clampdown on antibiotics overuse, the U.S. pharma is selling Chinese rights to two legacy antibiotics and a manufacturing facility in a deal worth $ 375 million. Rumors first arose last November that Lilly… Read More »

Anti-Epileptic Drugs in Reproductive eAge Women: Valproic Acid and Topiramate Common

There have long been concerns regarding the safety of the anticonvulsant valproic acid (Depakote) during pregnancy.  Back in 2009, the American Academy of Neurology and American Epilepsy Society recommended against the use of valproic acid in women of childbearing age because of the various risks associated with prenatal exposure, citing significantly increased risk of congenital… Read More »

Precision drugs could unmask cancers to immune system and boost effects of immunotherapy

Precision cancer drugs called PARP inhibitors have a previously unknown ability to boost the immune system, and could help many more patients benefit from immunotherapy, a new study reveals. Scientists found that PARP inhibitors sparked a powerful immune response when used against cancer cells with weaknesses in repairing their DNA. The study changes our understanding… Read More »