Drugs

Antimalarial drugs could make cancer treatments effective

Antimalarial drugs could make cancer treatments effective

Researchers say that there is evidence to include these drugs in further clinical investigations.

Nov 24, 2017, 14:24 PM IST

Multiple sclerosis drugs may combat multi-resistant bacteria

Results have shown that the drug kills half of the Pseudomonas bacteria, a genus of Gram-negative bacteria, in specimens from patients with cystic fibrosis who are often exposed to the bacteria in the lungs.

Nov 23, 2017, 17:24 PM IST
Drug-resistant organisms causing spike in infectious diseases

Drug-resistant organisms causing spike in infectious diseases

The new findings are worrying because the organisms are resistant to latest generations of antibiotics, leading to high mortality.
 

Nov 17, 2017, 19:37 PM IST
New painkillers promise relief, reduce overdose risk

New painkillers promise relief, reduce overdose risk

Numerous people die every day from opioid overdoses, which causes breathing problem in a person and eventually stop the breathing.

Nov 17, 2017, 12:43 PM IST

BJP raises drug abuse issue in Himachal Pradesh polls, Congress terms it false propaganda

The drug abuse problem is being raked up by BJP in poll rallies in Haroli, which falls in Una district.

Nov 04, 2017, 12:54 PM IST
Modi govt renews war on drug trafficking with new policy

Modi govt renews war on drug trafficking with new policy

With a new national policy, driven by the PMO, set to be put in place soon, the Centre renews its war on drug trafficking.

Oct 15, 2017, 08:25 AM IST
Scientists create world's first 'molecular robot' to build new drugs

Scientists create world's first 'molecular robot' to build new drugs

The molecular robot, which is millionth of a millimetre in size, can be programmed to move and build molecular cargo using a tiny robotic arm.

Sep 21, 2017, 16:27 PM IST
Delayed prescriptions could help fight antibiotic resistance

Delayed prescriptions could help fight antibiotic resistance

 Delayed prescriptions or shorter courses of treatment could be a potential way of fighting antibiotic resistance, suggest two studies led by University of Southampton in Britain.

Aug 17, 2017, 00:16 AM IST

Philippine police kill 21 in overnight anti-drug raids

More than 2,000 other people have been killed in drug-related crimes and thousands more murdered in unexplained circumstances, according to police data. 

Aug 15, 2017, 22:28 PM IST
Government forms panel to make drugs more affordable

Government forms panel to make drugs more affordable

The committee would also review the scope of Drugs (Price Control) Order 2013 (DPCO 2013) and suggest ways for strengthening the regulatory provisions of the order.
 

Aug 08, 2017, 20:28 PM IST
New optical device can detect drugs, explosives

New optical device can detect drugs, explosives

The sensor consists of two layers of metal with an insulator sandwiched in between.

Aug 01, 2017, 15:56 PM IST

Indian Coast Guard seizes 1500 kg drugs worth Rs 3,500 crore in Porbandar, Gujarat

Indian Coast Guard has seized 1500 kg of heroin worth Rs 3500 crore off the Gujarat coast.

Jul 30, 2017, 17:57 PM IST

Man arrested for carrying drugs in Uttar Pradesh

A man was arrested for allegedly carrying smack worth Rs 40 lakh in Sonauli area along the Indo-Nepal border here, officials said today.

Jul 13, 2017, 12:18 PM IST
Breakthrough using atomic science can treat Alzheimer's

Breakthrough using atomic science can treat Alzheimer's

 British researchers have succeeded in revealing the atomic structure of one of the abnormal filaments that lead to Alzheimer's disease, a study has said.

Jul 06, 2017, 23:39 PM IST
Common household disinfectant increases risk of antibiotic resistance: Study

Common household disinfectant increases risk of antibiotic resistance: Study

Triclosan is an antibacterial and antifungal agent found in domestic products like toothpaste, soaps, detergents, toys etc.

Jul 04, 2017, 22:19 PM IST
Ahead of GST rollout, NPPA releases ceiling price of 761 medicines - Drugs for diabetes, cancer to get cheaper

Ahead of GST rollout, NPPA releases ceiling price of 761 medicines - Drugs for diabetes, cancer to get cheaper

In order to facilitate smooth implementation of GST for companies, we have worked out the provisional ceiling prices of 761 formulations, NPPA Chairman Bhupendra Singh said.

Jun 28, 2017, 11:00 AM IST
Do plastic containers pollute medicines? Govt directs ICMR to find out

Do plastic containers pollute medicines? Govt directs ICMR to find out

Last year, a government study detected toxic materials, including lead, in plastic bottles of cough syrups and other liquid medicines.

Jun 18, 2017, 12:34 PM IST
New method to make lung cancer drug trials more successful

New method to make lung cancer drug trials more successful

Australian researchers have developed a new method for finding participants in clinical trials of lung cancer drugs, it was announced on Wednesday.

Jun 14, 2017, 23:48 PM IST

Mob lynches 'drug peddler' at Talwandi Sabo in Punjab

Police said Vinod Kumar was killed yesterday after being attacked with sharp weapons by the mob at Bhagi Wander village.

Jun 09, 2017, 12:36 PM IST
Cannabis use among teens related to attraction to other drugs: Study

Cannabis use among teens related to attraction to other drugs: Study

A research finds that regular and occasional cannabis use as a teen is linked to a heightened risk of other illicit drug taking in early adulthood. And this pattern is also associated with harmful drinking and smoking

Jun 08, 2017, 16:37 PM IST