Medicine

Russian probiotic market booming (with medical backing)

Russian probiotic market booming (with medical backing)

By Shane Starling

Russia’s probiotic market that has shown annual growth rates of around 50% in recent years and settled closer to 10%, is benefitting from medical profession support, according to a leading paediatrician.

Nestlé Health Science buys $250m gastro diagnostics firm

Nestlé Health Science buys $250m gastro diagnostics firm

By Shane Starling

The new Health Science division Nestlé created last September has made its second acquisition by buying $250m a year US gastroenterology and oncology diagnostic specialist, Prometheus Laboratories Inc., for an undisclosed sum.

Banned drug sibutramine rears its ugly head again

Banned drug sibutramine found in weight loss pills

By Shane Starling

The banned pharma ingredient sibutramine has been found at dangerously high levels in a Taditional Chinese Medicine weight loss supplement, the UK Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) said Friday.

Nestlé is the new owner of Fostrap which is expected to reach health channels in 2012

Nestlé Health Science makes first venture into medical foods

By Shane Starling

Nestlé Health Science, the division the food giant created in September last year to research and develop medical and functional foods, has bought UK medical foods start-up CM&D Pharma Limited, with more acquisitions – both small and large – set to...

Weight loss is never easy especailly when palpitations, gastritis, abdominal pain and insomnia are part of the package

UK warns against herbal weight loss supplement

By Shane Starling

The UK Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) has issued a warning against a Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) after adverse reactions indicated it contained an unauthorised, unspecified pharma ingredient.

Herbs, omega-3s can save millions in healthcare: Report

Herbs, omega-3s can save millions in healthcare: Report

By Shane Starling

An Australian study has found herbal preparations and omega-3s are effective treatments against an array of illnesses including osteoarthritis, heart disease and depression and could save the country more than $220m every year.

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