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FDA approval for Beximco Pharma tablets

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Leading medicine exporter in the country Beximco Pharma has received approval for its Metformin Hydrochloride extended-release tablets, 500 mg and 750 mg, from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (US FDA) on recently. These are generic equivalent of Bristol-Myers Squibb’s Glucophage XR tablets, 500 mg and 750 mg. Metformin is indicated as an adjunct to diet and exercise to improve glycemic control in adults with type 2 diabetes mellitus. medicine-640Annual sales for Glucophage XR in the US was $918 million for the ...

RunFriday 2: Save the children challenge

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RB (Reckitt Benckiser) and BDRunners jointly organized a charity run 'RunFriday 2: Save The Children Challenge' on Friday (December 2, 2016). 'Save the Children', a global authority is working on reducing child mortality rate and also promoting healthy living amongst children and their families all over the world. Every year RB (Reckitt Benckiser) contributes funds for this cause so that no child dies before reaching   their full potential. This charity run in Dhaka was a continuation of this cause. RB (Reckitt Benckiser) sponsored the "Run Friday 2- Save the Children" event organized by The

Start early, change diabetes: Mashrafe

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Bangladeshi one-day and T-20 cricket captain Mashrafe Bin Mortaza urged people living with diabetes to start a good innings as early as possible for changing diabetes. “If anyone wants to live well with diabetes, the best option is to be diagnosed and treat early to avoid long term complications,” Mashrafe said at press meet on ‘star early, change diabetes’. The press meet was organised by Danish pharma giant Novo Nordisk, who is working for changing diabetes over 50 years in Bangladesh. imageThe captain recently joined wi...

Convocation of postgraduate on pediatric nutrition

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The convocation ceremony and workshop on ‘Postgraduate Program on Pediatric Nutrition (PGPN)’ was held at Lé Méridian in the capital on November 22. Nestlé Nutrition Institute (NNI), in collaboration with Boston University, organized the one-year certificate course engaging 4300 healthcare persons from around the world. Following last year’s success, 300 pediatricians from Bangladesh took part in the course this year. The certificate distribution ceremony and workshop follows one-year course in pediatric nutrition. Advocate Md. Qamrul Islam, MP, Minister of Ministry of Food attended the ceremony as Chief Guest, while Professor Dr. Anayet Hossain, Additional Director General, Directorate General of

BPL receives 2nd US FDA product approval

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Beximco Pharmaceuticals Limited ("BPL" or "the Company"; AIM Symbol: BXP), the fast-growing manufacturer of generic pharmaceutical products and active pharmaceutical ingredients, has received US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approval for Sotalol Hydrochloride, a generic version of the cardiovascular drug Betapace, following submission of Beximco Pharmaan Abbreviated New Drug Application (ANDA) in June 2014. This is the second product from Beximco Pharma to be approved by the US FDA after Carvedilol, a prescript...

WaterAid launches another public toilet in city

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WaterAid Bangladesh in association with Dhaka South City Corporation has launched another public toilet at Bahadur Shah Park funded by H&M Foundation. Mohammad Sayeed Khokon, Mayor, Dhaka South City Corporation inaugurated this modern sanitation facility today. This visually stunning, female and disable friendly public toilet at this historically significant location of the city are expected to offer visitors with comfort and convenience. These modern toilet equipped with facilities including separate chamber for male and female, locker, hand 1