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Pre-diabetes is a growing health concern where a large percentage of these patients develop full type 2 diabetes. Effective interventions on pre-diabetes can prevent or delay the occurrence or development of diabetes. Pharmaco-dynamics and pre-clinical of JinQi-Jiangtang tablets (JQJT) suggest that it could be benefit for pre-diabetes. Randomized controlled trial (RCT) is implemented in this study. The study term is 24 months (12 months for intervention and 12 months for follow up). Participants are recruited from four cities of China: Beijing, Tianjin, Xi'an and Nanning. Four hundred participants are randomized to ...
The procedure for granting patents, the requirements placed on the patentee, and the extent of the exclusive rights vary widely between countries according to national laws and international agreements. Typically, however, a patent application must include one or more claims defining the invention which must be new , non-obvious , and useful or industrially applicable . In many countries, certain subject areas are excluded from patents, such as business methods and mental acts. The exclusive right granted to a patentee in most countries is the right to prevent others from making, using, selling, or distributing the patented ...
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» The Medical-Pharmaceutical Industrial Complex - Corruption in ...
- “The medical establishment works closely with the drug multinationals whose main objective is profits, and whose worst nightmare would be an epidemic of good health. Lots of drugs MUST be sold. In order to achieve this, anything goes: lies, fraud, and kickbacks. Doctors are the principal salespeople of the drug companies. They are rewarded with research grants, gifts, and lavish perks. The principal buyers are the public - from infants to the elderly - who MUST be thoroughly medicated and vaccinated…at any cost! Why do the authorities forbid alternative medicine? Because they are serving the industry, and the ... market research, surveys and trends
As Castellani Takes PhRMA's Helm, Where Does Personalized Medicine ...
as the head of the Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America may be welcomed by those in the drug industry who feel he failed to represent the interests of drugmakers during healthcare reform. However, the former congressman from Louisiana and outspoken cancer survivor will certainly be missed by personalized medicine advocates for his vocal support of their cause. Upon Tauzin's departure in June, the drug industry trade group named John Castellani, former CEO of Business Roundtable, as its leader. Industry observers have noted that the move from the outspoken Tauzin, also known as the "Swamp Fox," to ... market research, surveys and trends

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We Have Solved The Problem Of Biopiracy 100 Percent
Dr V. K. Gupta, Director of the Traditional Knowledge Digital Library, explains why the Indian approach to biopiracy has been so effective. How does the Traditional Knowledge Digital Library address the problem of biopiracy? Basically what was happening, multinationals, or whoever wanted to appropriate our knowledge would take assistance from someone who understands these books — Ayurveda in Sanskrit, Unnani system of medicine in Arabic, Persian, Urdu and Siddha system in Tamil. They would translate these books and convert them into international patent formats and file it at an international office. A patent can be ... industry trends, business articles and survey research
Greg Palast » Obama on Drugs: 98% Cheney?
I searched all over the newspapers and TV transcripts and no one asked the President what is probably the most important question of what passes for debate on the issue of health care reform: $80 billion of WHAT ? On June 22, President Obama said he'd reached agreement with big drug companies to cut the price of medicine by $80 billion. He extended his gratitude to Big Pharma for the deal that would, "reduce the punishing inflation in health care costs." Hey, in my neighborhood, people think $80 billion is a lot of money. But is it? I checked out the government's health stats (at HHS.gov), put fresh ... industry trends, business articles and survey research
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Effectiveness of Statins Called Into Question
As the world's most-prescribed class of medications, statins indisputably qualify for the commercial distinction of "blockbuster." About 24 million Americans take the drugs — marketed under such commercial names as Pravachol, Mevacor, Lipitor, Zocor and Crestor — largely to stave off heart attacks and strokes. At the zenith of their profitability, these medications raked in $26.2 billion a year for their manufacturers. The introduction in recent years of cheaper generic versions may have begun to cut into sales revenues for the brand-name drugs that came first to the market, but better prices have ... market trends, news research and surveys resources
Science talk: ASU grad says 'there are no easy answers'
From left to right, Ellen Dupont, David Edwards and Amanda Waddell discuss popular perceptions of genetics in the Grassroots Studio as part of the Triple Helix podcast series. “Science journalism is a touchy subject for both sides because science moves slow and news moves fast, but oversimplification and hype when it comes to fields such as genetics can be a serious problem," Dupont warns. EDITOR'S NOTE: What motivates a scientist? How does research today affect the universe tomorrow? These are the questions that keep the students of Triple Helix awake at night. This article is part of a series that looks at the work ... market trends, news research and surveys resources

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Newspaper Tactics and the "Patent-Medicine" Question. St. Louis, June 11, 1906. To the Editor:\p=m-\Inthe St. Louis Republic for June 6 ap- ... technology research, surveys study and trend statistics
Bioterrorism and Drug Preparedness > Generic Drugs: What You Need ...
When the pain reliever acetaminophen was developed in the 1950s, it was only available under its brand name, Tylenol. Today, acetaminophen can be found in many generic and store-brand versions. Similarly, many drug products, prescription and over-the-counter, have generic versions available. An estimated 44 percent of all prescriptions in the United States are filled with generic drugs. New drugs are developed by innovator firms. Patents protect these companies' investments by giving them the sole right to sell the drug while the patents are in effect. When patents or other periods of exclusive marketing for brand-name ... technology research, surveys study and trend statistics
"There's Nothing So Bad for a Cough as Coughing!" - Hohonu
In this article, I evaluate late 19th century patent medicine on a local and global level. I attempt to explain the social, cultural, and economic mechanisms in place that would allow a heroin filled medicine bottle to go from its production factory in Lowell, Massachusetts to a little cabin 6000 ft. on the side of Hawaii's tallest Mountain. Over the summer of 2005, students from University of Hawaii at Hilo conducted a field excavation of a stone cabin associated with a Stone Corral Complex at Keanakolu. Among the artifacts found, there where the fragments of a late 19th-early 20th century bottle. The embossing on the ...
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Acupuncture: allergies, chinese patent medicine, sinus passages
I willingly accept questions concerning acupuncture, Chinese massage, Chinese herbs, meditation, and energy work. If you are doing a research project for school, have an article you need to produce, or just have a question as to whether Chinese medicine can help you, please feel free to ask! Sorry, but I cannot offer diagnostic or specific treatment advice in this forum. Experience OMD (Doctor of Oriental Medicine) - I have been practicing Chinese medicine for over 20 years and have helped thousands of people gain relief from a variety of medical ailments. Publications Author - "T'ai Chi for Seniors" ...
Google Answers: Opium containing medicines
In the 19th and early 20th century, in the U.S., the use of non-prescription medicines, such as "soothing syrup" for infants, and cough medicines, containing opium was commonplace until the Federal government prohibited their sale. My question is: Did this practice cause widespread addiction, and if so, are there data to support that? It's good to hear from you, Monroe! Opiate-laden patent medicines of earlier times did indeed cause addiction. I've gathered some interesting info for you. "Samuel Taylor Coleridge and Thomas de Quincy were notorious for their opium dreams, but who would have thought that ...