Iran unveils new drugs
Azerbaijan, Baku, Aug. 28 / Trend T. Jafarov, E. Kosolapova/
Iran unveiled 8 new types of hi-tech medicines used for treating various kinds of diseases, IRIB news reported on Tuesday. Iranian president Mahmoud Ahmadinejad took part in the medicines unveiling ceremony.
There are haemophilus influenza vaccine which can be applied for preventing children's meningitis, new-formula Factor 8 for hemophilia patients and Herceptin used for treating breast cancer among the unveiled medicines. Moreover, FSH hormone for treating infertility, PTH hormone for treating the parathyroid gland and bone disorders, PegGcss drug for hematopoiesis after chemotherapy, Etanercept drug for treating swollen joints and Leuprolide drug for treating prostate cancer and in some cases in treating infertility were also unveiled today.
Iran has taken wide strides in science and technology, particularly in medical and medicinal fields, in recent years.
Iranian Health Minister Marziyeh Vahid Dastjerdi announced earlier this month that Iran is now able to synthesize 15 kinds of radiomedicines inside the country, stressing that the achievement was made due to the efforts made by the country's nuclear scientists.
Also, in January, Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad in a ceremony in Tehran unveiled 6 new types of home-made medicines used for treating various kinds of diseases.