Vietnam Researchers Identify Natural Extracts That Fight Cancer (Vietnam)
This article was originally published in PharmAsia News
Vietnamese researchers studying the properties of plants in search of new anti-cancer treatments say they have honed in on a few that look impressive. They studied extracts from 25 medicinal plants in the past year and identified some considered toxic to cancer cells. The hope is to find natural agents for making new medications to fight the disease. The researchers said extracts from castor-oil trees appear to have cancer-fighting abilities, including one that induces cancer cells to disintegrate. (Click here for more
You may also be interested in...
The Belgian biotech has managed to attract considerable sums from venture capitalists over the past couple of years amid hopes that its two next-generation immunotherapies will be best-in-class agents.
Cipla is celebrating an “important milestone” for the company after the successful completion of a Phase III clinical trial comparing its proposed Advair generic with GSK’s brand in the US. Management has cautioned that approval will be a way off yet, however.
FDA requests immediate removal of ranitidine OTC and Rx drugs after third-party testing finds contaminant NDMA increases during storage, especially at higher temperatures. CDER Director Janet Woodcock asks firms to reformulate products to be stable as the ingredient remains approved.