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    Medicine marketing and malpractice

    | Updated at 10:05pm on December 25, 2019

    MEDICAL representatives crowding the corridors of hospitals or waiting in front of physicians’ chambers is a common scene. Pharmaceutical companies assign them to pursue and...

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    Unethical marketing of drugs must be contained

    | Updated at 12:00am on December 10, 2019

    THE growth and prevalence of unethical and aggressive marketing strategies pursued by the pharmaceutical companies that spend a large amount of their annual turnover in...

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    Novartis nears deal to buy US biotech firm Medicines Co for about $7b

    Reuters | Updated at 12:00am on November 25, 2019

    Swiss drugmaker Novartis AG is nearing an agreement to acquire US biotechnology firm The Medicines Co for about $7 billion, the Wall Street Journal reported...

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    Lax drug control weakens public health system

    | Updated at 12:00am on November 18, 2019

    THE Directorate General of Drug Administration has recently banned the popular acidity drug medicine rantidine because the ingredients used carry carcinogens. The drug was banned...

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    Bangladesh heavily depends on vaccine imports

    Md Owasim Uddin Bhuyan | Updated at 01:00am on October 08, 2019

    Bangladesh produces barely 15 per cent of its  annual demand of the vaccines for the foot-and-mouth disease, a common cattle disease. Department and Livestock officials...

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    Trio win medicine Nobel for work on how cells adapt to oxygen

    Agence France-Presse . Stockholm | Updated at 06:18pm on October 07, 2019

    Three researchers from the US and Britain on Monday shared the Nobel Medicine Prize for research into how human cells sense and adapt to changing...

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    Ranitidine, other banned drugs still at stores

    Manzur H Maswood | Updated at 01:13am on October 02, 2019

    Popular acidity medicine ranitidine is still sold by the drug stores ignoring the ban in place on its production and supply. The temporary ban was...

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    No call yet on ranitidine recall

    Manzur H Maswood | Updated at 12:28am on September 28, 2019

    Drug manufacturers across the globe have begun recalling popular acidity medicine ranitidine as the USA’s Food and Drug Administration has confirmed carcinogenic qualities in it....

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    Public health in jeopardy

    Manzur H Maswood | Updated at 12:00am on July 20, 2019

    Public health in Bangladesh has become highly vulnerable in the face of phenomenal rise in adulteration of foods, serious contamination of drinking water, substandard and...

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    Mainul gets research award

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 12:51am on July 19, 2019

    Mainul Haque, a professor of medicine and defence health at National Defence University of Malaysia, recently achieved the ‘Golden Articles -Top researchers most cited in...