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Medicines should be available for poor at discounted prices: Telangana Rashtra Samithi MP tells LS

Medicines should be available for poor at discounted prices: Telangana Rashtra Samithi MP tells LS

Cost of medicine is good and quality too but volume is short as it doesn`t reach to the needy due to the shortage

Major price cut in cancer, diabetic drugs: Regulator

Major price cut in cancer, diabetic drugs: Regulator

The prices of other important cancer drugs, such as Nanoxel (Rs 1,035) and Frastim (Rs 1,273) have been slashed by 55 per cent and 51 per cent respectively.

NPPA to put a few more drugs under the pricing scanner

NPPA to put a few more drugs under the pricing scanner

The calculation of price for essential drugs is based on the simple average of rates of all medicines in a particular therapeutic segment with sales of more than 1 percent.

Doctors ask patients to buy medicines from outside at district hospital

Doctors ask patients to buy medicines from outside at district hospital

District Magistrate D K Singh told reporters that a complainant alleged that doctors at the district hospital were asking people to purchase medicines from the market and not from the medical store at the hospital.

Painkillers without side effects found by researchers

Painkillers without side effects found by researchers

The team of researchers used computational simulation to analyze interactions at opioid receptors - the cell`s docking sites for painkillers.

Quality of over 10% of drugs in government supply chain declared 'substandard'

Quality of over 10% of drugs in government supply chain declared 'substandard'

Overall out of the 47,012 samples tested, 13 samples were found to be spurious and 1,850 samples were found to be 'Not of Standard Quality' (NSQ), said a statement from the ministry.

Want to stay robust at 90? Stop popping pills!

Want to stay robust at 90? Stop popping pills!

In a study published in the American Geriatrics Society journal, scientists have found out that as one ages, one tends to develop a number of chronic health conditions and concerns.

Rates of nearly 2000 medicines to become cheaper by 90%: JP Nadda

Rates of nearly 2000 medicines to become cheaper by 90%: JP Nadda

The Minister also said the construction of the Super Specialty block, being built at a cost of Rs 150 crore, would result in provision of quality medical facilities in the state.

PM Modi urges people not to take antibiotics without prescription on 'Mann Ki Baat'

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday shared his thoughts on certain issues in his 22nd edition of his popular radio programme 'Mann Ki Baat'.

Here's why there are empty spaces in medicinal tablets!

One reason is to give space for additional info about the medicine - expiry dates, chemical composition, method of intake, side effects, etc.  

Health alert: Cold and cough medicines dangerous for children!

Following the introduction of Health Canada's 2009 labelling requirement, there has been a small decrease in over-the-counter cough and cold medication use in children -- down from 22 per cent before the change.  

Vicks Action 500 among other drugs to go off shelf

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Plastic bottles safe for packing drugs, NGT told

There is no conclusive evidence to suggest that use of PET or additive like antimony for pharmaceutical packaging may leach substances beyond limits that pose threat to human health.

Fixed dose combinations: All you need to know!

Fixed dose combination or FDC is one that contains two or more active pharmaceutical ingredients in fixed proportions in a single pill.

Drugs to become cheaper as panel recommends putting cap on trade margins

Drugs to become cheaper as panel recommends putting cap on trade margins

For drugs priced between Rs 20-50, the panel has proposal to cap the margin at 40 percent.

New low-cost portable device to detect fake pills

Scientists, including those of Indian-origin, are developing a low-cost, portable device to authenticate medicines and supplements in order to prevent incorrectly labelled or fake pills from reaching consumers.

Delhi: MCD workers' strike enters sixth day

Hundreds of MCD employees continued to protest over non payment of salaries as their ongoing strike entered the sixth day on Monday.

Two rhinos poached in two days in Kaziranga National Park

The rhinoceros who are left very few in the world are the major attraction of the Kaziranga National Park. But they are no more safe there as two rhinos got hunted in two days inside Kaziranga National Park.

No shortage of medicines at hospitals from February 1: Kejrwal

Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Monday said the people will not be denied medicines and consumables at government hospitals since there will be no shortage of them from Feburary 1.

Now, order medicines clicking a pic of your prescription

 Netizens will now be able to order their medicines online by just clicking and submitting a photo of their medical prescription on a newly-launched app Pluss.