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A comparative study of shift work effects and injuries among nurses working in rotating night and day shifts in a tertiary care hospital of north India - Verma A, Kishore J, Gusain S.
This study was conducted to compare the health outcomes and injuries, along wi... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 22, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Distraction, Fatigue, Chronobiology, Vigilance, Workload Source Type: news

A radish-like plant from India proven to effectively relieve depression symptoms
(Natural News) A study published in the African Journal of Traditional, Complementary and Alternative Medicines revealed that ethanolic extracts obtained from Raphanus caudatus L., more commonly known as rat-tail radish or tail-pod radish, may hold potential in alleviating depression. A team of Pakistani researchers examined the effects of the plant extracts on male albino mice as part of the... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - January 22, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

India ‘at a turning point’ to tackle pervasive child malnutrition
A national campaign has set aggressive targets for the reduction of stunting and anaemia (Source: FT.com - Drugs and Healthcare)
Source: FT.com - Drugs and Healthcare - January 22, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Allocate more funds, increase expenditure: Health experts
The government had said it would increase spending on health from 1.15 per cent to 2.5 per cent of the GDP by 2025, Poonam Muttreja, the executive director of the Population Foundation of India, said. (Source: The Economic Times)
Source: The Economic Times - January 21, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

7 medtech stories we missed this week: Jan. 19, 2018
[Image from unsplash.com]From Privi Medical’s FDA clearance to OrthoXel getting FDA clearance and CE Mark approval, here are seven medtech stories we missed this week but thought were still worth mentioning. 1. Privi Medical wins FDA nod for hemorrhoid device Privi Medical has received FDA clearance for its Instalief Hemorrhoids Treatment device, according to a Jan. 18 news release. The device is disposable and uses an advanced instant cold compression technology to treat hemorrhoids. 2. Centric Medical gets FDA 510(k) clearance for foot & ankle screws Centric Medical announced in a Jan. 16 news release...
Source: Mass Device - January 19, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Danielle Kirsh Tags: 510(k) Cardiac Assist Devices Cardiovascular Food & Drug Administration (FDA) Hospital Care Neurological Orthopedics Pre-Market Approval (PMA) Regulatory/Compliance Avacen Medical BioPoly Centric Medical MedTech OrthoXel Privi Source Type: news

Indian girl has a large facial tumour removed from face
Simaria Singh, 15, who was left partially blind in her left eye, is thought to have suffered from either meningoencephalocele or a dermoid tumour. She was found begging in Khandwa, India. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - January 19, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Tanzania:Poor Patients for Free Medical Treatment
[Daily News] ABOUT 600 poor patients are set to benefit from free medical consultations from specialist doctors from one of the best hospitals in India, Narayana, who have arrived in the country for the medical mission. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - January 19, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Indian pharma majors are rushing to ‘Make in America’
Experts said it makes sense for many Indian companies to set up manufacturing base in the US, because India's corporate tax issues have not been addressed. (Source: The Economic Times Healthcare and Biotech News)
Source: The Economic Times Healthcare and Biotech News - January 19, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Doctor delivers baby on international flight
This definitely wasn't what Dr. Sij Hemal was expecting when he booked a flight with Air France from India to the United States. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - January 18, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Indian pharma majors rush to ‘Make in America’
Several Indian drugmakers that have large operations in the US are now pushing to acquire assets there by either investing in greenfield manufacturing facilities or through brownfield M&As. (Source: The Economic Times Healthcare and Biotech News)
Source: The Economic Times Healthcare and Biotech News - January 18, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Gender-based violence screening methods preferred by women visiting a public hospital in Pune, India - Suryavanshi N, Naik S, Waghmare S, Gupte N, Khan S, Mave V, Deluca A, Gupta A, Golub J, Bollinger RC, Shankar A.
BACKGROUND: Gender-based violence (GBV) is a major global public health concern and is a risk factor for adverse health outcomes. Early identification of GBV is crucial for improved health outcomes. Interactions with health care providers may provide a uni... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 18, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Jurisprudence, Laws, Legislation, Policies, Rules Source Type: news

India plans to raise health spending by 11 percent in budget; less than requested
NEW DELHI (Reuters) - India is poised to raise its public health spending by 11 percent in the annual budget next month, after rejecting the health minister's demand for a much bigger increase to ramp up disease control, according to government sources and documents. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - January 18, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

India plans to raise health spending by 11% in budget; less than requested
Prime Minister Narendra Modi's government last year set a target of raising annual health spending to 2.5 per cent of India's GDP by 2025. (Source: The Economic Times)
Source: The Economic Times - January 18, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Crop failure in the Andes
(University of Miami) As co-author of a study published in Global Change Biology, Kenneth Feeley, along with fellow biologist, Richard Tito, a native Quechua Indian from the region and the study's first author, discovered that tough times lie ahead for rural farmers growing the Andes' staple crops -- corn and potatoes. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - January 18, 2018 Category: Biology Source Type: news

6,000-year-old track record for healing leaky gut
When I was traveling in India, I had the privilege of studying Ayurvedic medicine with traditional Master Healers. Surrounded by lakes, oceans and mountains, Kerala, India, is the birthplace of Ayurveda medicine. My plane landed in Mumbai. From there, I made the 800-mile trip to Kerala down on the southwestern-most tip of the Indian peninsula. With origins dating back 6,000 years, Kerala is the birthplace of Ayurvedic medicine. I spent a lot of time at the AyurMana or “ancient healing house.” This is the oldest existing school of Ayurvedic medicine in the world. It was there that I observed how quickly...
Source: Al Sears, MD Natural Remedies - January 17, 2018 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Cathy Card Tags: Health Natural Cures anxiety arthritis Cancer celiac disease chronic fatigue depression diabetes digestive issues fibromyalgia leaky gut multiple sclerosis schizophrenia Source Type: news

Piramal Enterprises explores re-entry into Indian formulations business
The company is looking at introducing respiratory and central nervous system formulations in India, the people said. (Source: The Economic Times Healthcare and Biotech News)
Source: The Economic Times Healthcare and Biotech News - January 17, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Modelling of road traffic fatalities in India - Goel R.
Passenger modes in India include walking, cycling, buses, trains, intermediate public transport modes (IPT) such as three-wheeled auto rickshaws or tuk-tuks, motorised two-wheelers (2W) as well as cars. However, epidemiological studies of traffic crashes i... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 16, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Pedestrians and Bicycles Source Type: news

Development of driving cycles for passenger cars and motorcycles in Chennai, India - Arun NH, Mahesh S, Ramadurai G, Shiva Nagendra SM.
Road transport is a significant contributor of pollutant emissions in the cities of developing countries. Driving cycles are required for the estimation of fuel consumption and exhaust emissions from vehicles for emission testing and certification, with ma... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 16, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Research Methods, Surveillance and Codes, Models Source Type: news

Study: High tolerance for wildlife exists around Indian reserves despite continued losses
(Wildlife Conservation Society) A new study from WCS (Wildlife Conservation Society), Duke University, and the Centre for Wildlife Studies in India finds that communities living near wildlife reserves in Rajasthan, India, show a high tolerance for wildlife. This is despite them having experienced losses in crops and livestock as a result of interaction with wildlife like nilgai, jackal and wild pig, as well as larger carnivores such as leopard and wolves. Understanding these attitudes towards wildlife is critical to informing park management policies and practices. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - January 16, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Fate of the Rohingyas – Part Two
Rohingya refugees carry blankets at a camp in Bangladesh. Credit: Naimul Haq/IPSBy Naimul HaqDHAKA, Bangladesh, Jan 16 2018 (IPS)With discussions underway between Bangladesh and Myanmar about the repatriation of more than a half a million Rohingya refugees, many critical questions remain, including how many people would be allowed back, who would monitor their safety, and whether the refugees even want to return to violence-scorched Rakhine state.A Joint Working Group (JWG) consisting of government representatives from Myanmar and Bangladesh was formed on Dec. 19 and tasked with developing a specific instrument on the phys...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - January 16, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Naimul Haq Tags: Aid Asia-Pacific Crime & Justice Development & Aid Featured Gender Violence Headlines Health Human Rights Humanitarian Emergencies IPS UN: Inside the Glasshouse Migration & Refugees Population Poverty & SDGs Bangladesh Intern Source Type: news

A plant from the coffee family, Indian madder, found to help protect the lungs against tuberculosis
(Natural News) A study discovered that the ethanolic leaf extracts of the plant Rubia cordifolia or Indian madder contain anti-mycobacterial, cytotoxic, and antioxidant activities, which can be used in fighting against mycobacterial tuberculosis infection. A team of researchers from the University of Limpopo in South Africa analyzed the protective effects of Rubia cordifolia, more commonly known... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - January 15, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

A $300-billion reason India's drug price cap will stay
When it comes to intellectual property, it's now understood — and grudgingly accepted — that India's use of compulsory licensing won't go away. (Source: The Economic Times Healthcare and Biotech News)
Source: The Economic Times Healthcare and Biotech News - January 15, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Lupin forays into OTC segment;eyes Rs 300 crore turnover in 5 years
Softovac's shift to OTC was piloted in West Bengal during which the brand witnessed a growth in sales of over 25 per cent, and post the success, a pan-India rollout was initiated. (Source: The Economic Times Healthcare and Biotech News)
Source: The Economic Times Healthcare and Biotech News - January 15, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

75% of India's air pollution-related deaths are rural
Rural Indians, who make up about two-thirds of the country of 1.3 billion people, are disproportionately at risk of breathing polluted air, according to new research. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - January 15, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Analysis of aspiration for owning a car among youths in a city of a developing country, india - Verma M, Manoj M, Verma A.
This paper attempts to investigate the aspiration for owning a car among young adults in Bangalore city in India. The data set used for the analysis is from a primary revealed preference survey of about 750 college students, who will be in workforce in nea... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 15, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Systematic review of drowning in India: assessment of burden and risk - Lukaszyk C, Ivers RQ, Jagnoor J.
AIM: To examine the burden and risk factors for fatal and non-fatal drowning in India. METHODS: Relevant literature was identified through a systematic search of 19 electronic databases and 19 national and global, institutional, organisational and ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 15, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Infants and Children Source Type: news

Severity analysis of powered two wheeler traffic accidents in Uttarakhand, India - Kumar S, Toshniwal D.
OBJECTIVEPowered Two Wheeler (PTW) vehicles are one of the preferred modes of transport used in India. Also, PTWs accidents are comparatively more frequent than other type of accidents on road. The influencing factors of PTW accidents are also differ from ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 15, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Engineering, Physics, Structural Soundness and Failure Source Type: news

Black pepper could help fight obesity: Research shows it lowers body fat and blood sugar
(Natural News) A new study revealed that black pepper could help fight against obesity by reducing body fat and blood sugar levels. The study was carried out by a team of researchers from Sri Venkateswara University in India. For the study, the research team experimented on obese rats who were administered with a high-fat diet... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - January 14, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Private Doctors Perform Most Hysterectomies in India - Survey Private Doctors Perform Most Hysterectomies in India - Survey
Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - January 12, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Medscape Today News Source Type: news

Having one ’s royal cake and eating it | Brief letters
Meghan Markle handshake | Apple ’s tax payment | No bull | Tabloid Guardian | Philip Hammond | Rude place namesMeghan Markle visits a community radio station and meets staff on a magazine collective, in response to their invitation. She provides both with masses of invaluable publicity and, it appears, generates a great deal of pleasure. But, oh dear me, the magazine ’s deputy editor, Charlie Brinkhurst-Cuff, a republican, feels compromised at shaking Meghan’s soon-to-be royal hand (Black women are rooting for Meghan Markle, G2, 11 January). There ’s a term for what you feel, Charlie: it’...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - January 12, 2018 Category: Science Authors: Brief letters Tags: Meghan Markle Prince Harry Monarchy Apple Money HMRC Tax Europe Astronomy Space Science India Philip Hammond Politics Brexit Article 50 UK news European Union Foreign policy Source Type: news

One of the world's smallest babies weighed just 0.88lb
Manushi, from Rajasthan, India, who measured 8.6 inches long, is thought to be the smallest surviving baby born in Asia. She arrived not breathing, with paper-thin skin and underdeveloped organs. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - January 12, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

mSakhi App Adapted for Noncommunicable Diseases in Jharkhand, India
In the state of Uttar Pradesh, community health workers have been using mSakhi to monitor maternal and child care, conduct counseling, and more (above). Now in neighboring Jharkhand, frontline health workers are using the app to screen clients for diabetes and hypertension. Photo by Vijay Kutty for IntraHealth InternationalJanuary 12, 2018The Department of Health of Jharkhand, India, is using themSakhi mobile app as part of its ambitious program to screen clients in Ranchi district for noncommunicable diseases (NCDs) with a focus on hypertension and diabetes.One in four Indians is at risk of dying prematurely —that i...
Source: IntraHealth International - January 12, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: cbales Source Type: news

"Kangaroo Mother Care" programme in India helps premature triplets thrive
When Renuka Hadapad gave birth to triplets on 25 October 2016 in Koppal, India she saw little reason to celebrate. The babies were all girls. With two daughters already and a culture favouring male children, Renuka and her husband, Somappa, had hoped for a son. Moreover, despite a seamless birth in the district hospital, the triplets were born each weighing less than 1500 grams – making it difficult for them to nurse, stay warm or gain weight. Though Somappa and Renuka were heartbroken, the triplets needed their support to survive. (Source: WHO Feature Stories)
Source: WHO Feature Stories - January 12, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: maternal health [subject], maternal mortality, maternal, antenatal care, mother, childbirth, maternal welfare, newborn [subject], newborn, newborn health, perinatal, neonate mortality, newborn care, low birth weight, infant, newborn, Feature [doctype] Source Type: news

India's plan to reduce medicine prices faces industry pushback
The Draft Pharmaceutical Policy has made no progress since opposition emerged from the industry and among some government agencies. (Source: The Economic Times Healthcare and Biotech News)
Source: The Economic Times Healthcare and Biotech News - January 12, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Analysis and modeling of two-wheeler-overtaking-LMV maneuver in heterogeneous traffic stream - Sugandhi U, Chunchu M.
Traffic streams observed on the urban roads in India consist of various types of vehicles and lack the lane discipline. Modeling such a kind of traffic stream requires combined treatment of lateral and longitudinal movements of the vehicles. Motorized two-... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 12, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Engineering, Physics, Structural Soundness and Failure Source Type: news

Effect of development of rural roads and feeder service on trip characteristics of households: a case study - Aparna BS, Prasad P, Cheranchery MF, Maitra B.
Over the last decade, India has made significant progress regarding the development of rural roads through a program called as 'Pradhan Mantri Gram Sadak Yojana'. With improved road infrastructure, small feeder vehicles like tempos and trekkers have starte... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 12, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Engineering, Physics, Structural Soundness and Failure Source Type: news

Headway distribution models of two-lane roads under mixed traffic conditions: a case study from India - Roy R, Saha P.
IntroductionThe time headway of vehicles is of fundamental importance in traffic engineering applications like capacity, level-of-service and safety studies. Further, the performance of traffic simulation depends on inputs into the simulation process and '... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 12, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Engineering, Physics, Structural Soundness and Failure Source Type: news

Cherokee Can ’ t Sue Opioid Distributors in Tribal Court, Judge Rules
A federal judge halted the Cherokee Nation ’ s lawsuit in tribal court, but said they could pursue it elsewhere. The tribe will look to state court. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - January 11, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: JAN HOFFMAN Tags: Cherokee Indians Suits and Litigation (Civil) Opioids and Opiates Source Type: news

Cerner taps former head of Philips North America to take over corner officer | Personnel Moves January 11, 2018
Cerner Corp. (NSDQ:CERN) said yesterday that it named Brent Shafer to serve as chairman & CEO effective Feb. 1. Shafer previously served as CEO of Philips‘ (NYSE:PHG) North America business. Cerner’s co-founder Cliff Illig has been serving as interim CEO and chairman of the board since July last year. Illig said he plans to resume his role as vice chairman of the board once Shafer takes the corner office in February. “For decades, Cerner has built its reputation on meaningful innovation and driving client value,” Shafer said in prepared remarks. “This company’s history of remarkable,...
Source: Mass Device - January 11, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Sarah Faulkner Tags: Wall Street Beat Allurion Technologies Cerner Corp. ConMed Corp. General Electric Hewlett-Packard Co. Hill-Rom Holdings Inc. Imaging3 LivaNova Natus Medical Inc. personnel-moves ReWalk Robotics royalphilips Teleflex Tryton Medi Source Type: news

What characterizes a vehicle as follower on two-lane intercity highways under heterogeneous traffic conditions - Boora A, Ghosh I, Chandra S.
The presence of a high proportion of vehicles in the following condition indicates that a particular roadway facility is performing poorly. Due to lack of related standard guidelines, planners and engineers in India use the same definition presented in U.S... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 11, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Engineering, Physics, Structural Soundness and Failure Source Type: news

Domestic medical device makers seek hike in basic custom duty
The industry body urged the government to introspect as to why, even after three years of the 'Make in India' campaign, the medical device manufacturing is still floundering. (Source: The Economic Times)
Source: The Economic Times - January 11, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Drug regulator teaming up to re-inspect manufacturing plants of pharma cos in next three weeks
These inspections come at a time when some of the largest Indian drug makers are still struggling with compliance procedures set by global regulatory agencies like the US FDA and Health Canada. (Source: The Economic Times Healthcare and Biotech News)
Source: The Economic Times Healthcare and Biotech News - January 11, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Indian pharma majors weigh bids for Sanofi ’s $2 billion European generics business
The portfolio of acute, chronic and oncology products could fetch a valuation of $1.5-2 bn, making it among the largest outbound transactions pursued by an Indian drug company, said sources. (Source: The Economic Times Healthcare and Biotech News)
Source: The Economic Times Healthcare and Biotech News - January 11, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Former OK! editor left her career for meditation
Sarah Bladen lost her father to cancer, split from her boyfriend and lost her international career as an editor in a very short period of time. She shared how a trip to India helped her to overcome grief. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - January 10, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

More “folk medicine” holds up under scientific scrutiny: The fruit of an evergreen tree in Bangladesh found to reduce fever, pain, inflammation
(Natural News) Yellow Myrobalan (Terminalia citrina) is a type of large flowering plant widely found across India and Pakistan. Its fruits are of particular interest, as they’ve utilized in many kinds of simplistic medicinal applications. The pharmacological potential of these fruits hasn’t been fully explored until recently, when numerous Pakistani researchers from various institutions took... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - January 10, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Siemens Healthineers closes Fast Track Diagnostics buy
Siemens (NYSE:SI) Healthineers said today it completed its acquisition of Fast Track Diagnostics, marking the official date of the closing as December 19, 2017. With the acquisition, FTD’s sites in Luxembourg, Malta and India and its approximately 80 employee workforce will be folded into Siemens Healthineers business. FTD produces a range of CE Mark approved infectious disease detection tests and syndromic panels, and will continue to operate under the brand name Fast Track Diagnostics, Siemens said. “The closing of this deal enables both Siemens Healthineers and FTD—now joined as one—to ...
Source: Mass Device - January 10, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Business/Financial News Diagnostics Mergers & Acquisitions Siemens Source Type: news

Two suns? No, it's a supernova drawn 6,000 years ago, say scientists
Indian researchers say carvings found in Kashmir may be the oldest depiction of a dying star ever discoveredFor decades, stone carvings unearthed in the Himalayan territory of Kashmir were thought to depict a hunting scene. But the presence of two celestial objects in the drawings has piqued the interest of a group of Indian astronomers.They have proposed another theory. According to a study published in the Indian Journal of History of Science, the Kashmir rock drawings may be the oldest depiction of a supernova, the final explosion of a dying star, ever discovered.Continue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - January 10, 2018 Category: Science Authors: Michael Safi in Delhi Tags: India Astronomy Space Kashmir Science South and Central Asia World news Archaeology Source Type: news

Investigating pedestrian risk factors leading to pedestrian fatalities in Kolkata city roads - Priyadarshini P, Mitra S.
In India, pedestrian fatalities are considerably high in urban areas compared to national average. While pedestrians' behaviour and road use influence risk of pedestrian crashes, several built environment and road infrastructure planning and design feature... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 10, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Engineering, Physics, Structural Soundness and Failure Source Type: news

Little Traverse Bay Bands of Odawa Indians, Tai Ji Quan: Moving for Better Balance Elders Program
January 24, 2018 2:00-3:00pm ET. (Source: HSR Information Central)
Source: HSR Information Central - January 10, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Eyeing over 80% sales from US, India, Europe by 2021: Glenmark
As part of its medium term strategy, the company is also looking at increasing presence in complex generics, Glenmark said in a presentation to be made at the J P Morgan Healthcare Conference in the US (Source: The Economic Times Healthcare and Biotech News)
Source: The Economic Times Healthcare and Biotech News - January 10, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news