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Canadian doctors prescribe drugs off label, putting patients at risk

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An investigation by the Toronto Star suggests that a drug product prescribed to pregnant women for morning sickness may be linked to birth defects.


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Many generic drugs fail to serve their purpose, doctors warn

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Doctors and researchers have criticized the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for failing to control the effectiveness of the vast majority of pharmaceutical products sold in the United States.
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Global spending on medicines to grow by up to 6% per year through 2017

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The key factors that will drive global drug markets are better access to medicines due to rising disposable income in developing countries and more favorable economic conditions in emerging markets.
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Generics dent market share of brand-name drugs

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The growth of the generic drug market worldwide may turn out to be a long-term trend, experts say, as a number of studies show a stable decline in prescriptions of brand-name drugs last year.
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Chinese anti-trust authorities launch probe into Bayer

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German pharmaceutical giant Bayer AG is being investigated by Chinese authorities for unfair competition, becoming the latest foreign drug maker to come under examination in the Asian country.
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Pharmaceuticals, personal care products detected in Lake Michigan

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The waters of Lake Michigan are contaminated with prescription drugs and personal care products at higher levels that can be considered safe for the environment, new research published in the journal Chemosphere has warned.
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Novartis feels the heat as China opens another bribery probe

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Chinese authorities are stepping up their crusade against widespread bribery in the pharmaceutical sector with a newly launched investigation.
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FDA sends warning letter to Indian drug maker

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Mumbai-based pharmaceutical firm Wockhardt Ltd has announced that it has received a warning letter from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) regarding the import alert on production originating from the company's Waluj facility in India.
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Newly discovered chemical reaction could streamline production of pharmaceuticals, other compounds

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University of Texas researchers have discovered a new chemical reaction that could help lower the cost and streamline the manufacture of compounds ranging from agricultural chemicals to pharmaceuticals.
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FDA bans production at New Jersey compound firm over sterility issues

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The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has taken action against New Jersey-based compounding pharmacy Med Prep Consulting, Inc. over concerns relating to the sterility of its production.
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