anti-hiv drug: Pharmaceutical company Glaxo has added yet another anti-HIV drug to its existing list. With the approval from 15 countries in Europe, the new drug Ziagen is

vaccine against hepatitis a: Smith-kline Beecham Pharmaceuti

CLONING TECHNOLOGY: Geron, the US-based biotechnology company specialising in embryo research has bought the Scottish cloning technology that led to Dolly the sheep. The company aims to clone patients' cells to produce specialised tissues for transplantation. Geron is issuing about US $28 million of new shares to buy Roslin Bio-Med, a private company set up in 1998 to commercialise cloning research. Ian Wilmut, the scientist in charge of Roslin's cloning programme said Scottish science would benefit through Geron's research funding.

A new tableting technology will make tablets smaller and easier to swallow

CADILLAC IN AUTORACE: Traditional American luxury automaker Cadillac will compete in the grueling 24-hour Le Mans auto race in June 2000. Cadillac officials, who disclosed

Experts believe that the Patents Amendment Bill 1999, which was passed recently by the Indian Parliament may give rise to an escalation of drug prices

The Delhi High Court has stayed all punitive action against the pharmaceuticalcompanies regarding eight drugs. The orders came after a writ petition was filed by the Bulk Drug Manufacturers

Chinese officials are calling for a crackdown on the dumping of medicines by drug manufacturers engaged in price wars. "The practice should be banned,' said

THE president and two senior officials from Otsuka Pharmaceutical, a Japanese drugs firm, have been arrested on suspicion of bribing a university medical professor to provide training courses.

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