Depression: These 3 drugs could help treat the condition

Depression: These 3 drugs could help treat the condition

Researchers found that the incidence of depression symptoms in patients who took ketamine in addition to other pain therapeutics dropped by 50 per cent compared to the patients who took any other drug or drug combination for pain.

May 04, 2017, 14:12 PM IST

Common painkiller with anti-cancer properties identified

Diclofenac - a well-known cost-effective painkiller - has the potential to cut down the risk of post-surgical spread of cancer.

Jan 12, 2016, 14:48 PM IST
Restrict Diclofenac package to save vultures: Ministry

Restrict Diclofenac package to save vultures: Ministry

The environment ministry has called for restricting the use of painkiller drug Diclofenac to a "single dose" package for humans to avoid its misuse for veterinary purposes and thereby cause a steep decline in the vulture population, an official statement said on Friday.

Sep 18, 2015, 18:08 PM IST

For taking toll on vulture numbers, govt bans cattle drug vial

Alarmed by the "steep" decline in the vulture population in India and to protect the bird from "extinction", the government has banned the multidose vial of anti-inflammatory drug diclofenac, which is used for cattle.

Sep 18, 2015, 15:45 PM IST

Are surgical care products posing a risk to your health?

53 samples were taken for testing across hospitals, out of which, four products seem to have failed the test.

Sep 01, 2015, 15:45 PM IST

Centre asked to check misuse of banned Diclofenac

The National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) has asked the union health and family welfare ministry to set up a committee to monitor the misuse of banned Diclofenac, an anti-inflammatory drug, in animal in India.

May 11, 2015, 15:39 PM IST

Eagles facing threat from diclofenac

Steppe Eagles may soon disappear like vultures as the raptor species has been found to be under threat from killer veterinary drug diclofenac.

May 27, 2014, 17:25 PM IST

Two more vulture species under threat from veterinary painkiller diclofenac

A new study suggests that the veterinary painkiller diclofenac could be the reason behind the drastic decline in the number of vulture species such as Red-headed and Egyptian Vulture.

Apr 15, 2014, 03:58 AM IST

Plan to release Asian vulture into the wild by 2016 underway

A project hopes to start releasing captive-bred birds into the wild by 2016, after experiencing the devastation wrought by a drug on Asian vulture populations.

Feb 01, 2014, 12:30 PM IST

Banned drug continues to kill Indian vultures

A scientific study has shown that seven years after the pain killer Diclofenac was banned by the central government for veterinary use due to its fatal effect on vultures.

Sep 10, 2013, 14:19 PM IST

Diclofenac still a major threat for vultures

Human formulations of the drug Diclofenac banned for veterinary use are still being illegally used to treat cattle, posing a grave danger to the already critically-endangered vulture population, say experts.

Apr 01, 2013, 14:35 PM IST

Topical NSAIDs can help relieve arthritis pain

Applying topical non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) — in the form of creams, gels and patches — can provide relief from the pain associated osteoarthritis of the knees or hands, concludes a new review by The Cochrane Library.

Sep 23, 2012, 16:00 PM IST

Terai region to be made diclofenac-free zone for vultures

Diclofenac is a restricted drug, banned by the government in 2006 for veterinary uses.

May 17, 2011, 12:56 PM IST

Veterinary medicine killing vultures in India: Ministry

Diclofenac is the "major cause"
behind the rapidly declining vulture numbers in the country,
the government said Friday.

Mar 06, 2010, 00:14 AM IST