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MCI directs hospitals, doctors across India to prescribe generic medicines to patients

MCI directs hospitals, doctors across India to prescribe generic medicines to patients

This move comes few days after Prime Minister Narendra Modi urged at bringing a legal framework under which generic medicines should be given by the doctors and the healthcare system in India should have an extensive reach so that drugs are made available to all the people.

DNA: Modi govt's next initiative - Soon a law for doctors to prescribe only generic drugs – Watch video

DNA: Modi govt's next initiative - Soon a law for doctors to prescribe only generic drugs – Watch video

Zee News Editor-in-Chief Sudhir Chaudhary discussed about the Modi government's plan to bring in a legal framework under which doctors will have to prescribe generic medicines, which are cheaper than equivalent branded drugs, to patients.

Generic drugs: Are they as effective as brand-name versions?

Generic drugs: Are they as effective as brand-name versions?

A generic drug is a pharmaceutical drug that is equivalent to a brand-name product in dosage, strength, safety, route of administration, quality, performance, intended use and risks.

United Express Airlines pledges to review policies on removal of passengers

After people were horrified by video of a passenger getting dragged off a full United Express flight by airport police, the head of United's parent company said the airline was reaching out to the man to "resolve this situation."

This new medication can mitigate involuntary movement

This new medication can mitigate involuntary movement

These movements typically occur after more than 3 months of treatment and are called tardive dyskinesia.

Cipla gets USFDA nod for generic HIV drug

Cipla gets USFDA nod for generic HIV drug

Cipla has received approval from the US health regulator for its generic Abacavir and Lamivudine tablets used for treatment of HIV infection.

Sushma Swaraj assures impartial probe into attack on Nigerian students in UP's Greater Noida

Sushma Swaraj assures impartial probe into attack on Nigerian students in UP's Greater Noida

External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj on Thursday assured an impartial probe into the alleged racial attack on some Nigerian students in Uttar Pradesh and promised action against the guilty.

Mumbai police busts LSD racket: Here's what the drug does to you

Mumbai police busts LSD racket: Here's what the drug does to you

When you use LSD, your senses of space, distance, and time become altered.

Uttar Pradesh: Ten criminals including two narcotics smugglers held

Ten alleged criminals, including two narcotics smugglers, were arrested from different parts of the city today, police said.

Two foreigners arrested for drug trafficking in Bengaluru; narcotics seized from them

Two foreigners arrested for drug trafficking in Bengaluru; narcotics seized from them

The Narcotics Control Bureau (NCB) Zonal unit of Andhra, Karnataka and Telangana on Tuesday arrested two foreigners and seized drugs from them.

Yogi Adityanath assures fair, impartial probe into attack on Nigerian students

Yogi Adityanath assures fair, impartial probe into attack on Nigerian students

The incident comes as locals protested following the death of a Class 12 student in Greater Noida`s NSG Black Cats Enclave due to suspected drug overdose.

Drugs worth Rs 64 lakh recovered from Sri Lankan national

The Air Intelligence Unit officers on Thursday recovered drugs worth Rs 64 lakh from a Sri Lankan national.

Alcohol, drug problems leads to suicide rise in elders

Alcohol, drug problems leads to suicide rise in elders

The study finds highest suicide risks are among those, who misuse prescription sedative medicines, such as tranquilizers.

Drug addiction may cause tooth decay

Drug addiction may cause tooth decay

The lifestyle that often accompanies problematic drug use also affects oral health through high sugar diets, malnutrition, poor oral hygiene, and lack of regular professional dental care.

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

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.

Philippines' Rodrigo Duterte will pay price for drugs killings, detained senator says

A senator and detained critic of Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte`s war on drugs has warned he and his "blind followers" will pay for ignoring alleged extrajudicial killings.

This is how you can get rid of migraine pain in minutes - Read

This is how you can get rid of migraine pain in minutes - Read

The device needs to be worn on the arm and it can help in mitigating the pain as effectively as drugs.

Pharma giant Lupin embarks on generic drug treatment to treat depression in US

Pharma giant Lupin embarks on generic drug treatment to treat depression in US

We have launched generic Pristiq (Desvenlafaxine Succinate) extended-release tablets, 50 mg and 100 mg having received an approval from the United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) earlier.