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.

Medicines do not degrade faster in space

Temperature and humid conditions on board the ISS are generally within ideal ranges for medicine storage on the Earth.

Govt initiates steps to promote clinical research in India

 The government has initiated a series of steps to fast-track approvals for clinical trials in India.

Addictive sleeping pills 'easily available online'

A new report has warned against the addictive sleeping tablets that are easier to buy illegally online than ever.

Heart patients worldwide losing out on key meds

A new study has highlighted the poor levels of use, availability and affordability of vital heart medicines.

World's largest toxin database to help develop new drugs

 The European project Venomics has succeeded in creating the largest database of toxins in history after analyzing 203 species of poisonous animals, which will in turn help develop new medicines.

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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.

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.

EU to support medicine access for poorest countries

 The European Union (EU) is proposing to grant the least developed countries indefinite exemption from World Trade Organisation (WTO) intellectual property rules for pharmaceuticals, the European Commission, EU's executive body said on Thursday.

Cancer, transplant patients protest Venezuela's medicine shortages

Venezuelans with chronic medical conditions such as breast cancer, hemophilia and transplants protested in Caracas on Thursday, the latest demonstration to demand urgent medicines in a country whose health care system is beset with shortages.