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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.






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Posted by on September 22, 2013 in Uncategorized



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Home Remedies for Cholesterol: Onions contain high levels of quercetin, an important flavonoid that reduces cholesterol. high concentrations of the compound quercetin hinderS the oxidation process of LDL, or “bad,” cholesterol, which help prevent the negative effects of this type of cholesterol.

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Posted by on September 4, 2013 in Uncategorized


NATURE’S VIAGRA-Health benefits of pomegranate by – By Dr. Janardhana V Hebbar, Ayurveda Expert

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Countless studies have shown the seemingly countless benefits of fruits for a person’s health.

The U.S. Government recommends that people get some servings of fruits every day. Of all the fruits ready in the shop today,

one fruit is at its height of popularity because of its legendary Greek mythology connection and its exoticism-the pomegranate fruit.




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Posted by on August 31, 2013 in Uncategorized


GLENMARK-A new way for a new world

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Type Public
Traded as BSE532296NSEGLENMARK)
Industry PharmaceuticalsDrugs &Healthcare
Founded 1977
Founder(s) Gracias Saldanha
Headquarters MumbaiMaharashtra[1]India
Key people Glenn Saldanha, MD & CEO [2]
Products Medicines and Vaccines
Revenue INR1031.10 crore(US$160 million) (2009–2010)[3]
Employees 7,000 [4]
Subsidiaries Glenmark Generics Ltd[5]

Glenmark Pharmaceuticals is a pharmaceutical company headquartered in MumbaiIndia[6] It manufactures and markets generic formulation products and active pharmaceutical ingredients (API), both in the domestic and international markets. In the formulation business, its business spans segments such as DermatologyInternal MedicinePaediatricsGynaecologyENT andDiabetes.

It has four manufacturing facilities for formulations and additional three facilities for APIs. These manufacturing facilities are located in the states of MaharashtraGoaHimachal Pradesh and Gujarat in India.


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Posted by on August 25, 2013 in Uncategorized


Bupropion review

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Bupropion (/bjuːˈprpi.ɒn/ bew-proh-pee-on;[2] ) is a drug that is primarily used as an atypical antidepressant and smoking cessation aid. Marketed as WellbutrinBudeprionPrexatonElontrilAplenzin, or other trade names, it is one of the most frequently prescribed antidepressants in the United States. Marketed in lower-dose formulations as ZybanVoxra, or other names, it is also widely used to reduce nicotine cravings by people who are trying to quit smoking. It is taken in the form of pills, and in the United States is available only by prescription.

Bupropion lowers seizure threshold, and its potential to cause seizures has been widely publicized. Bupropion is an effective antidepressant on its own, but it is also popular as an add-on medication in cases of incomplete…

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Posted by on August 25, 2013 in Uncategorized



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Atorvastatin (INN/əˌtɔrvəˈstætən/, marketed by Pfizer as a calcium salt under the trade name Lipitor,[1] is a member of the drug class known as statins, used for lowering blood cholesterol. It also stabilizes plaque and prevents strokes through anti-inflammatory and other mechanisms. Like all statins, atorvastatin works by inhibitingHMG-CoA reductase, an enzyme found in liver tissue that plays a key role in production of cholesterol in the body.

Atorvastatin was first synthesized in 1985 by Bruce Roth of Parke-Davis Warner-Lambert Company (since acquired by Pfizer). The best selling drug in pharmaceutical history, sales of Lipitor since it was approved in 1996 exceed US$125 billion, and the drug has topped the list of best-selling branded pharmaceuticals in the world for nearly a decade.[2] When Pfizer’s patent on…

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Posted by on August 23, 2013 in Uncategorized


Small molecule, API biz to be growth drivers for company: Kiran Mazumdar Shaw, Biocon

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"We have focused on creating key growth drivers and have structured the company along those growth drivers," says Kiran Mazumdar Shaw. (BCCL)“We have focused on creating key growth drivers and have structured the company along those growth drivers,” says Kiran Mazumdar Shaw. (BCCL)…………. owner BIOCON



Kiran Mazumdar Shaw: We have focused on creating key growth drivers and have structured the company along those growth drivers. These growth drivers are beginning to deliver very strongly for us.

The first is our small molecule business vertical, which is about our historic statins and immunosuppressant’s API business. This particular vertical going forward is envisioned to go up the value chain along an ANDA path and we believe that will improve the quality of earnings in this particular vertical, which for a long time was under pressure because of commoditisation of statins.

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Posted by on August 23, 2013 in Uncategorized


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