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21Aug, 2017

Pharmaceutical Pricing Wars Have Begun

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In a bold move, Merck & Co., Inc., recently launched Renflexis, a biosimilar to Johnson and Johnson’s well-known Remicade. Merck is an American pharmaceutical company based in Kenilworth, New Jersey, however, Renflexis was developed by the Korean drugmaker, Samsung Bioepis. Merck has announced the price for their biosimilar at a 35% discount compared to Remicade’s wholesale acquisition cost.   Setting the price of Renflexis this low in the U.S. market appears to be creating quite a stir in the pharmaceutical market. Especially after Pfizer Inc., in partnership with Celltrion, launched […]
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4May, 2017

Dangers of Homeopathy

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A homeopathic remedy is an alternative method to conventional treatment. Remedies may include physical solutions, such as yoga, or internal solutions, such as a dietary supplement. Typically these remedies do not work effectively and unfortunately, some can be very harmful. A homeopathic dietary supplement may contain an active ingredient that causes the patient to experience adverse effects when consumed. Bear in mind that even though a homeopathic remedy is natural, it does not mean that it is safe to consume. Rheumatism is a term that is used to describe a […]
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30Mar, 2016

Breakthrough in the Fight Against Autoimmune

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  Scientists have made an important breakthrough in the fight against debilitating autoimmune diseases such as multiple sclerosis by revealing how to stop cells attacking healthy body tissue. Scientist at the University of Bristol studied how cells convert from being aggressive to actually protecting against diseaseso instead of the body attacking its own tissue by mistake this action can be turned off; according to the study published in Nature Communications. MS alone affects around 1.5 Million American and about 5 million people world wide. Scientists were able to selectively target […]
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