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PHARMACEUTICAL New photosplicing method could revolutionize processes in the pharmaceutical industry

August 27, 2018

JENA, Germany: A new synthesis method in organic chemistry enables the production of numerous pharmaceuticals without the use of toxic heavy metals. Scientists from the Leibniz Institute for Natural Product Research and Infection Biology in Jena (Leibniz HKI) discovered this reaction and subsequently developed a method termed photosplicing. The new method could revolutionize numerous processes in the chemical industry.

PHARMACEUTICAL ADHD: Researchers suggest methylphenidate as first option for short-term treatment in children

August 26, 2018

OXFORD, UK: Of the drugs available for attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), the most effective and safe for short-term treatment is methylphenidate for children, and amphetamines for adults, latest research suggests. The study included 133 double-blind randomised controlled trials with data from more than 14,000 children and adolescents and 10,000 adults. It represents the most comprehensive evidence yet from a network meta-analysis and systematic review comparing the effectiveness and safety of seven ADHD drugs against placebo.

PHARMACEUTICAL Neurotrophic keratitis: FDA approves first drug for rare eye disease

August 25, 2018

Silver Spring, M.D.: The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has approved the first drug, Oxervate (cenegermin), for the treatment of neurotrophic keratitis, a rare disease affecting the cornea—the clear layer that covers the colored portion of the front of the eye. The prevalence of neurotrophic keratitis has been estimated to be less than five in 10,000 individuals.

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