Day: May 29, 2020

AstraZeneca Unveils Data Behind New Win For Blockbuster Drug

(Bloomberg) — AstraZeneca Plc’s blockbuster drug Tagrisso cut the risk of lung cancer death or relapse by four-fifths over three years, according to detailed results from a study that raises survival prospects for patients in the early stages of the deadly disease.

Adding Tagrisso to the regimen of early-stage lung cancer patients who had undergone surgery reduced the risk of dying or disease recurrence by 79%, compared with a placebo, according to the research. Patients’ tumors also had a mutation in a cancer-linked gene, called EGFR. AstraZeneca will present the results at the American Society of Clinical Oncology’s annual conference

Yogi Adityanath announces jobs for 11 lakh migrant workers, labourers; UP govt inks pact with industry

In a mission to give every hand a work and every household employment, the UP government has assured an overall improvement in the policies and rules regarding workers and said that the improvement will take place quickly.

Yogi Adityanath-led Uttar Pradesh government is set to give jobs to 11 lakh migrant workers in an unprecedented move. Yogi Adityanath said that he has received a list of 11 lakh migrant workers and labourers from bodies such as India Industries Association and FICCI and they have assured to absorb a huge labour force into the industry. Calling manpower as a big strength,

TikTok maker ByteDance looks to shift power out of China amid rising global tensions

The strategy is aimed not only at TikTok, which is not available in China, but all of ByteDance’s non-China focused businesses.

TikTok’s poaching of Disney’s Kevin Mayer to be its CEO was just the most visible part of a broader strategy by its Chinese owner to shift its centre of power away from China at a time of rising global tensions, several people familiar with the plans said. The short video app’s parent company ByteDance has quietly made a series of moves in recent months to transfer global decision-making and research capabilities out of its home country, the sources told