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In the recent decades, women’s health has taken center stage. No longer hidden in obscurity, breast cancer emerged as a growing concern for women all over the world. The disease does not just strike women, it affects children and men as well, albeit indirectly. The role of the woman as a mom and earning partner[…]

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AIDS is a global pandemic whose cure has eluded scientists and doctors for more than 2 decades. Acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS) is caused by the Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) which progressively undermines the strength of the immune system until such a time that the body becomes incapable of fighting off infections and vulnerable to opportunistic[…]

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Secondary hyperparathyroidism (SHPT) is a common complication associated with chronic renal failure. The damaged kidneys do not convert enough vitamin D to its active form, calciferol, and inadequately excrete phosphate. This results in the formation of insoluble calcium phosphate in the body and removal of calcium from the blood circulation. Both processes lead to hypocalcemia,[…]

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Gonorrhea is a sexually transmitted disease (STD) caused by the bacterium Neisseria Gonorrhoeae. Gonorrhea is a very common infectious disease among the sexually active young adults and teens. The Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) estimates that more than 700,000 persons in the U.S. acquire the infection yearly. Unlike HIV, exchange of body fluids[…]

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Over the past decade, pharmaceutical firms have been giving oncologists the choice to combine several drugs used in cancer treatment in order to battle even the most resistant of cancer cells. This move has been proven successful in some types of cancer, prompting pharmaceutical manufacturers to supply consistent, quality-controlled active pharmaceutical ingredients (API’s), such as[…]

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In 2009 a new anti-cancer drug, Everolimus, was approved in the US and Europe specifically for use in patients with advanced kidney cancer who were unresponsive to the standard chemotherapy regimen. As a kinase inhibitor, Everolimus effectively inhibits cancer cells from dividing. Since then, the use of Everolimus has extended to treatment of subependymal giant[…]

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Although not brand new, Toremifene has been found to be as effective as Tamoxifen, in breast cancer, as a selective estrogen receptor modulator (SERM) with the added advantage of better patient tolerability and lesser adverse effects. Several drugs for this specific type of cancer have been developed but only a handful has made it to[…]

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Elacridar, an ABCB1 modulator acting as a drug transporter, has been proven to have beneficial effects on the resistance of cancer cells to standard chemotherapeutic agents. This unique delivery system makes resistant cancers more susceptible to standard chemotherapeutic regimen. A study done by Ho Lun Wong et al showed beneficial results when Elacridar was used[…]

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LGM Pharma Acquires CDMO

On July 27, 2020, LGM Pharma announced its acquisition of the formulation development and drug product contract manufacturing business of Nexgen Pharma, Inc. As a result, you will notice our new logo and visuals throughout the website. We’re working on updates to reflect the exciting, expanded CDMO capabilities and services we now can offer you.

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