PM Modi's push for generic drugs to shift focus to chemists: Pharma industry body

PM Modi's push for generic drugs to shift focus to chemists: Pharma industry body

Patients may end up with drugs that "may not be effective at all" if doctors were made to prescribe only generic medicines as indicated by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, according to pharma industry body IPA.

Apr 18, 2017, 20:33 PM IST

No decision to allow sale of medicine using internet: J P Nadda

Government today said it has not taken any decision to allow sale of medicines using the internet, a day after an umbrella body of druggists and chemists announced a nationwide strike on October 14 against "illegal" online sale of drugs.

Oct 14, 2015, 00:31 AM IST

Chemists across India to go on strike on October 14

 Over eight lakh chemists across the country will shut their shops for a day on Wednesday to oppose the central government's alleged move to regularise the sale of medicines through e-pharmacies on the Internet.

Oct 12, 2015, 20:55 PM IST

Chemists to join nationwide strike on Oct 14

Chemists in Faridabad have decided to join the nation-wide strike on Wednesday called by India Organisation of Chemists and Druggists against the Centre's move to allow the sale of medicines over the Internet.

Oct 12, 2015, 01:43 AM IST

Soon, doctors to write prescriptions in capital letters

Fear of misinterpretation due to doctor's illegible handwriting may soon be a thing of the past as government is set to make it a norm for physicians to prescribe medicines "preferably" in capital letters.

Jun 11, 2015, 18:06 PM IST

Carl Djerassi, father of birth control pills dies at 91

Zee Media Bureau

San Francisco: Carl Djerassi, who was considered as the father of the birth control pills by the chemists, has passed away at the age of 91.

Feb 01, 2015, 10:10 AM IST

OTC drug market to reach $6.6 bn by 2016

India's pharmaceuticals industry accounts for about 2.4 percent of the global pharma industry by value and 10 percent by volume.

Oct 05, 2014, 12:17 PM IST

Chemists in Germany develop `sweetest computer in the world`

Chemists at the Friedrich Schiller University Jena in Germany have developed the `sweetest computer in the world`, which includes sugar molecules for processing information.

Jun 20, 2014, 23:40 PM IST

Chemists in Punjab protest against "harassment" by police

Over 31,000 chemist and drug shops in Punjab remained shut on Thursday in protest against the alleged harassment caused by state police in its state-wide drive against drug menace.

Jun 12, 2014, 15:12 PM IST

How drug development can be a child`s play

Making and improving medical drugs could soon become as easy for chemists as stacking blocks is for a child.

May 20, 2014, 17:59 PM IST

Unfair practices in pharma sector under CCI scanner

Emphasising that pricing aspects of pharmaceuticals are critical for the general public, CCI Chairman Ashok Chawla has said that some cases of probe into alleged unfair practices in this space are in the "pipeline".

Oct 02, 2013, 13:34 PM IST

Gujarat chemists join nationwide strike

Around 14,000 chemists and druggists across Gujarat on Friday kept their shutters down.

May 10, 2013, 15:53 PM IST

Medicine shops closed in Nagaland

All medicine shops remained closed in Nagaland from 6 AM on Friday response to a 12-hour bandh call by the Nagaland Medicine Dealers Association.

May 10, 2013, 11:50 AM IST

Chemists on nationwide strike today

Nearly 7.5 lakh chemists and druggists, representing All India Organisation of Chemists and Druggists (AIOCD), are taking part in the strike, an official release said here.

May 10, 2013, 11:20 AM IST

Chemists end bandh after meeting Azad

number of chemists in Delhi, Orissa, Rajasthan and
Haryana kept their shutters down in support of a bandh call by
All India Chemists and Distributors Federation.

Aug 01, 2011, 20:51 PM IST