Archive: 12/3/2010

FDA scrutinizes weight loss pill from Orexigen

(AP) -- Scientists for the Food and Drug Administration said Friday a pill to treat obesity from Orexigen Therapeutics Inc. helped patients lose weight, though it didn't meet all the criteria set forth by the agency.

dateDec 03, 2010 in Medications
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EU steps up generic pharma anti-trust probe

Europe stepped up action against drug companies snarling up the entry of cheaper generic medicines onto markets, announcing Friday spot inspections confirmed by British No.2 AstraZeneca.

dateDec 03, 2010 in Other
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India says no BlackBerry solution so far

India said Friday no solution has been found to an ongoing standoff over BlackBerry's messaging services, which it has threatened to shut down unless its intelligence agencies can monitor them.

dateDec 03, 2010 in Business
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Heaven on Earth melting away

On a November evening, with the spring sun in northern Antarctica slowly setting about 11 p.m., the view from the top of the Marr Ice Piedmont - a glacier nearly 40 miles long by 20 miles wide - was all ice and sky. ...

dateDec 03, 2010 in Environment
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Gold and silver nano baubles

They might just be the smallest Christmas tree decorations ever. Tiny spherical particles of gold and silver that are more than 100 million times smaller than the gold and silver baubles used to decorate seasonal fir trees ...

dateDec 03, 2010 in Nanomaterials
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