ONE LAKH VIEWS ON ALL BLOGS—DR ANTHONY CRASTO

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DR ANTHONY MELVIN CRASTO Ph.D

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ANNOUNCING ONE LAKH PLUS VIEWS ON ALL BLOGS- DR ANTHONY CRASTO

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DR ANTHONY MELVIN CRASTO, Worlddrugtracker, Born in Mumbai in 1964 and graduated from Mumbai University, Completed his PhD from ICT ,1991, Mumbai, India, in Organic chemistry, The thesis topic was Synthesis of Novel Pyrethroid Analogues, Currently he is working with GLENMARK- GENERICS LTD, Research centre as Principal Scientist, Process Research (bulk actives) at Mahape, Navi Mumbai, India. Prior to joining Glenmark, he worked with major multinationals like Hoechst Marion Roussel, now sSanofi, Searle India ltd, now Rpg lifesciences, etc. he is now helping millions…

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Ipilimumab – Yervoy Battles Melanoma, but Can It Become a Blockbuster?

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Ipilimumab

by Todd Campbell, The Motley Fool Sep 28th 2013 1:00PM
Updated Sep 28th 2013 1:02PM

In early 2011, the Food and Drug Administration approved Bristol-Myers Squibb‘s  drug Yervoy as a treatment for skin cancer melanoma. The drug marked the first approved treatment proven to extend the life of a person diagnosed with the disease. It marked a big leap forward in medicine as an early leader in immunotherapy, or the unleashing of the body’s immune system on cancer.

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Ipilimumab’s molecular target is CTLA-4 (Uniprot: P16410canSAR ; PFAM: P16410), a negative regulator of T-cell activation. Ipilimumab augments T-cell activation and proliferation by binding to CTLA-4 and preventing its interaction with its ligands (CD80 and CD86). CTLA-4 is a membrane-bound, 223 amino acid long, T-cell protein. It contains an immunoglobulin V-type domain (PFAM:PF07686). The structure of CTLA-4 is…

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Ipilimumab – Yervoy Battles Melanoma, but Can It Become a Blockbuster?

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Ipilimumab

by Todd Campbell, The Motley Fool Sep 28th 2013 1:00PM
Updated Sep 28th 2013 1:02PM

In early 2011, the Food and Drug Administration approved Bristol-Myers Squibb‘s  drug Yervoy as a treatment for skin cancer melanoma. The drug marked the first approved treatment proven to extend the life of a person diagnosed with the disease. It marked a big leap forward in medicine as an early leader in immunotherapy, or the unleashing of the body’s immune system on cancer.

read all at

http://www.dailyfinance.com/2013/09/28/yervoy-battles-melanoma-but-can-it-become-a-blockb/

 

Ipilimumab’s molecular target is CTLA-4 (Uniprot: P16410canSAR ; PFAM: P16410), a negative regulator of T-cell activation. Ipilimumab augments T-cell activation and proliferation by binding to CTLA-4 and preventing its interaction with its ligands (CD80 and CD86). CTLA-4 is a membrane-bound, 223 amino acid long, T-cell protein. It contains an immunoglobulin V-type domain (PFAM:PF07686). The structure of CTLA-4 is…

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Daclizumab

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DACLIZUMAB,

CAS 152923-56-3

 
Monoclonal antibody
Type Whole antibody
Source Humanized (from mouse)
Target CD25

Daclizumab is a humanized monoclonal antibody indicated in the United States for prophylaxis of acute organ rejection in patients receiving renal transplants.

It was marketed as Zenepax, but discontinued by Roche in 2009 due to diminishing market demand for that indication. Biogen Idec is currently conducting phase III trials for daclizumab in MS. A phase III trial started in March 2010 is being conducted to determine efficacy of preventing MS relapse.

Study dosing of daclizumab is 150 mg subcutaneously once every 4 weeks versus interferon beta-1a (Avonex) 30 mg intramuscularly given once weekly for 96 to 144 weeks.

Daclizumab (Zenapax®) (molecular wt = 144 kd.) is a humanized monoclonal antibody (IgG1) produced by recombinant DNA technology. It gained FDA approval in Dec 1997. It is known by several other names including HAT (Humanized…

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Watson Files ANDA for Ranbaxy’s Absorica

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isotretinoin

 

RANBAXY RECEIVES PARAGRAPH IV CERTIFICATION

Gurgaon, India, Sept. 19, 2013 – Ranbaxy Laboratories Inc. (RLI), a wholly owned subsidiary of Ranbaxy Laboratories Limited, today announced that the company has received a Paragraph IV Certification Notice of filing from Watson Laboratories Inc. of an Abbreviated New Drug Application (“ANDA”) to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (“FDA”) for a generic version of Absorica™ (isotretinoin capsules), a product that is licensed from Cipher Pharmaceuticals Inc. (TSX: DND) (”Cipher”) of Mississauga, Ontario.   read all a thttp://www.pharmalive.com/watson-files-anda-for-ranbaxys-absorica

IsotretinoinINN/ˌstrɨˈtɪn.ɨn/, first marketed as Accutane by Hoffmann-La Roche, is a medication primarily to curecystic acne. Rarely, it is also used to prevent certain skin cancers (squamous-cell carcinoma), and can be used in the treatment of brain, pancreatic and other…

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VITAMINS, COMMON INFORMATION

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A vitamin (US /ˈvtəmɪn/ or UK /ˈvɪtəmɪn/) is an organic compound required by an organism as a vital nutrient in limited amounts. An organic chemical compound (or related set of compounds) is called a vitamin when it cannot be synthesized in sufficient quantities by an organism, and must be obtained from the diet. Thus, the term is conditional both on the circumstances and on the particular organism. For example, ascorbic acid (vitamin C) is a vitamin for humans, but not for most other animals, and biotin (vitamin H) and vitamin D are required in the human diet only in certain circumstances.

 

 

 

 

Thiamin

What it does:

  • helps convert…

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A significant number of new specialty medications are on track to be approved in 2013, and some will provide increased competition in certain therapy classes.

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http://www.specialtypharmacytimes.com/publications/specialty-pharmacy-times/2013/July_August-2013/Near-Term-Specialty-Pipeline-Highlights-July_August_2013

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Aimee Tharaldson, PharmD, is a senior clinical consultant in the emerging therapeutics department at Express Scripts. She is responsible for monitoring and analyzing the specialty pharmaceutical pipeline. The emerging therapeutics department produces several proprietary reports on the pipeline for use by Express Scripts’ employees and clients. It is also responsible for the safety program that alerts patients, physicians, and clients to important information regarding serious drug safety alerts and market withdrawals. She contributes to Express Scripts’ Drug Trend Report and plays a key role in developing and maintaining Express Scripts’ specialty drug list. She received her doctor of pharmacy degree from the University of Minnesota, College of Pharmacy, and completed a pharmacy practice residency at the Minneapolis VA Medical Center. –

 

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