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U.S., Liberia kick off trial of Ebola drug ZMapp


CHICAGO - U.S. and Liberian researchers have started a clinical trial to test the safety and effectiveness of Mapp Biopharmaceutical Inc's Ebola drug ZMapp, an experimental treatment that has already been tried in a handful of Ebola patients, including two U.S. missionaries.

Lumber Liquidators flooring does not meet safety standards: "60 minutes"

- Lumber Liquidators Holdings Inc, a retailer of hardwood flooring in North America, sold flooring containing levels of formaldehyde that were higher than those permitted under California's health and safety standards, according to television news program "60 Minutes".

9:46am IST

Amgen says Kyprolis doubles progression-free survival vs Velcade

- Amgen Inc's Kyprolis helped patients with relapsed multiple myeloma live twice as long before their blood cancer worsened compared to a regimen containing rival drug Velcade, according to an interim analysis announced by the company on Sunday.

6:38am IST

Sierra Leone vice president places himself in Ebola quarantine

FREETOWN - Sierra Leone's Vice President Samuel Sam-Sumana said on Saturday that he had placed himself in a 21-day quarantine after one of his bodyguards died of Ebola amid a worrying recent surge in new infections in the West African nation.

01 Mar 2015

China says to implement drug distribution reforms

BEIJING - China said on Saturday it would implement drug distribution reforms including centralization measures designed to cut prices and reduce corruption.

28 Feb 2015

U.S. judge denies Ranbaxy bid to reinstate approvals for Valcyte, Nexium copies

MUMBAI - A U.S. federal judge has denied Indian generic drugmaker Ranbaxy Laboratories Ltd's bid to reinstate approvals granted to it to launch the first copies of the heartburn drug Nexium and the antiviral Valcyte, a court document showed.

28 Feb 2015

North Korea ending Ebola travel restrictions: tour firms

SEOUL - North Korea is ending a ban on foreign tourists imposed more than four months ago because of worries about the spread of the deadly Ebola virus, two tour operators and a source in regular contact with North Korean officials said on Monday.

9:32am IST

Texas Ebola nurse says hospital failed her and her colleagues

DALLAS - The first person infected with Ebola in the United States, nurse Nina Pham, said she was used for publicity purposes by her hospital, which also invaded her privacy and did not properly train her, the Dallas Morning News reported on Sunday.

12:42am IST

Decision on Ebola mass vaccination in August at earliest: WHO

GENEVA - An independent advisory body will decide in August at the earliest on whether to recommend widespread introduction of an Ebola vaccine, depending on results of clinical trials and the epidemic's course, the World Health Organization said on Friday.

27 Feb 2015

Three infected with measles at Las Vegas seafood restaurant

- Three new cases of measles have been confirmed in Las Vegas, in people believed infected by a contagious worker at an upscale MGM Grand Hotel and Casino seafood restaurant, Nevada public health officials said on Friday.

28 Feb 2015

Movie Review: Dum Laga Ke Haisha

Sharat Katariya’s “Dum Laga Ke Haisha” (which roughly translates to “give it all you’ve got”) is one of those films that you have to pay close attention to if you want to enjoy it to the full. There is so much to like here – the attention to detail, the quirky characters; and you are likely to miss it if your attention wavers to your phone or your popcorn.

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