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The European Commission has asked a series of original drug manufacturers about the agreements signed in 2010 with patents to generic manufacturers in order to verify whether these agreements are delaying the arrival of generics to the market, which could violate law EU competition.
“Patent agreements are an area of special concern because they may delay the market entry of generic drugs,” said Vice President of the Commission responsible for competition, Joaquin Alumina said in a statement. The research will, continued to verify if the problem deals have continued their downward trend last year and to detect cases that require further examination.
The EU executive has not identified the companies to which addressed its request for information.
Research on competition in the pharmaceutical sector by the Committee for 2009 revealed that some patent agreements harm consumers because they delay entry into the market for cheaper generic.
In 2010, Brussels conducted a review, which showed that the number of problematic agreements had fallen to 10% of the total from 22% on average between 2000-2008. The amount of money in the agreements between drug manufacturers and generic manufacturer’s originals also fell more than 200 million to less than 1 million.
EU executive’s view, this shows that it has increased awareness among the industry about the type of agreements that may be investigated for cause competition concerns. In addition, is also good news for consumers?
Brussels examine copies of the agreements that they send pharmaceutical companies in the coming weeks and publish a statistical report for the first half of 2011. If you encounter specific problems in a covenant, could launch a thorough investigation.
Today I read in the press in Europe is debating whether to allow drug companies to advertise directly to patients of chemotherapy. In Spain it is forbidden, except for some drugs in common use.
In my opinion, it would be a grave error. Patients must be informed of the drugs taken and all possible treatment options. In addition, the more informed the better. However, advertising is not information.
Although Spain is prohibited, drug popping these rules: today it is very difficult to put gates to the Internet and in the network are pages that can qualify at least as unethical. It is easy to put the name of a drug in Google and access to incomplete information, which does not highlight the risks of treatment, omitting important side effects or manipulating information. In addition, often this information is given directly by the industry that manufactures or markets the drug. Where the worldwide industry and your second priority are is the health of people but your shareholders make money these things happen. If this could be done with more impunity, the consequences would not be good.
However, if the European Union were considering legislation on this, I would propose something else: to prohibit the advertising of medicines for all: for patients and health personnel. Yes, because the doctors (and pharmacists) are pro-drug advertising of Farmaindustria. I assure you from experience that this information is usually partial, at least the commercials who visit daily to the health professionals. His job is to sell the drug, the more the better, not that the patient gets better. When you visit a doctor or ask your pharmacist, tell them what it depends on your knowledge, but also to resist the influence of direct mail, trade carried out by professionals who study the psychological profiles of the toilets to sell your product. The ability of doctors to choose well and free from distractions and pressures will determine whether the patient has the best chance of improvement.
There are confidential reports about teens and consumption of illicit drugs that are used by physicians and public health experts to measure the magnitude of the problem and to help troubled teens. However, it turns out that teenagers FIB big on anonymous surveys, and so do their parents.
The researchers asked 432 African American adolescents and their parents to participate in an anonymous survey about their use of cocaine, opiates and marijuana, and said it would also be drug-tested. Of the 211 adolescents whose hair has tried cocaine, two said they used it, while 69 or 34 percent, tested positive, according to a new study published in Pediatrics. Of the 244 parents tested, 15 said they had used cocaine, while 69 or 28 percent, tested positive.
The parents surveyed were bad at guessing if your son was using alcohol or drugs. For example, 9.6 percent of parents said their teenage son drank alcohol, while 25 percent of teens said they did. With marijuana, 9.5 percent of parents said their teen smoking the drug, while 17 percent of teens said they did.
This is not the first study finds that parents have no idea about teen drug and alcohol consumption. That may be because parents tend to shrug off drugs and alcohol as a normal teenage behavior, according to a study published last January in the journal Pediatrics. However, forgetfulness has a price. Early increases alcohol abuse and a child’s risk of addiction and health in adulthood, and adolescent suicide.
Curse of baldness is now curable. Few technologies and drugs require a treatment for hair loss such as hair transplant surgery hair redistributes a body region to another. Market is flooded with drugs such as monoxide and ministered to stop baldness. However, these methods create the illusion of a cure, since it does not improve the health of hair. The hair transplant surgery does not create any new hair. Therefore, the operation is repeated after an interval each time. The drugs reduce and inhibit the hair loss, but not create new hair follicles. Furthermore, this inhibition is effective only until the use of drugs. Can affect the physical health of the user.
In general, stem cells offer a much better option. There are many reasons that affect the physical health of hair. Most men have an inherited condition of baldness. In the situation, inherited hair at the temples and the crown falls to a faster pace. It is proven that there is a hair loss gene in human DNA. This gene is more sensitive in some cases and is connected with the change in normal levels of testosterone. This gene is more exposed in some hair follicles of the body’s testosterone levels than others are and fall relatively faster hair of these follicles.
There are some other things can cause hair loss and iron deficiency in the body or anemia, thyroid diseases, some kind of fungal infection of the scalp, the intake of some prescription drugs and medications, and stress the most important . These factors are reversible and adequate protection of hair can improve the health of the hair follicles. Health information and health advice can be found at health articles on the internet. Stem cells are a special type of cells in different parts of the body. These cells have no special characteristics that differentiate into cell types depending on the environment in which they put in.
This property can change the physical health of the hair follicles. The basic idea behind the technology of new tissue engineering is to isolate hair follicle stem cells and reconstitution of these hair follicles in bald areas of scalp. Stem cells isolated from the hair bulb as the scalp (at the base of a hair). In general, hair follicles go into a permanent resting phase and stop hair regeneration or improve the health of hair. There have been reports that when stem cells were transplanted into mouse skin (dummy for human beings), new hair follicles were again seen grown within four weeks. In this process, genes that were active in the embryonic stage of human development are used to regenerate hair follicles on the scalp. Stem cell therapy also holds promise for hair growth in the injured region.