Generic pemetrexed in India

There is a report from India that an Indian company will soon introduce a generic version of pemetrexed under the brand name Pemnat. The intellectual property laws are different in India, so the company is expecting a generic to be legal at this point, while pemetrexed is still under patent in the United States. The… Continue reading Generic pemetrexed in India

Tax ruling will help out Australian mesothelioma victims

James Hardie, maker of building products and a long-time seller of asbestos goods, had agreed with the New South Wales government to establish a compensation fund for people with asbestos diseases. The questions was whether the fund would be considered a charity for tax purposes. If it was not, the tax man would take a… Continue reading Tax ruling will help out Australian mesothelioma victims

Animal models of mesothelioma

This month’s Journal of Inhalation Technology has a review article on how animals have been invaluable in research on mesothelioma treatment. Scientists have induced pleural mesothelioma and peritoneal mesothelioma in rodents and then running a variety of mechanistic studies. They’ve looked at development of the disease from the time the fibers enter the body and… Continue reading Animal models of mesothelioma