Supreme Court to examine issue of alleged non-availability of drugs

The Supreme Court has issued a notice to Centre to examine the issue of alleged non availability of generic drugs and vaccines.

South Africa slams Big Pharma in generic drugs row

South Africa on Friday slammed global drug firms over a covert campaign against its planned overhaul of intellectual property laws to favor cheaper generic drugs, accusing pharmaceutical companies of a "satanic" plot to commit "genocide".

Jubilant receives USFDA approval for two generic drugs

Drug firm Jubilant Life Sciences Ltd Friday said it has received approval from the US Food and Drugs Administration (USFDA) to market generic versions of GlaxoSmithKline`s anti-depressant Wellbutrin SR and smoking cessation aid, Zyban.

All medical colleges asked to prescribe generic drugs

The Medical Council of India (MCI) has advised deans of all medical colleges to prescribe generic drugs, parliament was told Tuesday.

Rajasthan distributes free generic drugs worth Rs 300 cr in a year

The Rajasthan government has provided free generic medicines worth Rs 300 crore to patients in government hospitals across the state under a flagship programme.

Free-medicines-for-all programme launch in October

India`s ambitious plan to provide free medicines to all will be launched from October, says a government report.

Dr Reddy`s launches generic Parkinson`s drug in US

Dr Reddy`s Laboratories today said it has launched its generic Ropinirole Hydrochloride XR tablets used for treating Parkinson`s disease in the American market after receiving approval from the US health regulator.

Cuba, WHO to cooperate on generic drugs

Cuba and the World Health Organization have signed an agreement for technology transfer and production of generic drugs.

Health Min to Central govt hospitals: Provide generic drugs

Union Health Ministry today
directed the Central government hospitals to provide only good
quality generic medicines.

Generic drugs key to control of diseases: Azad

Holding that cheap generic drugs
are the key to prevention and control of diseases, Health Minister Ghulam Nabi Azad today said exports of such medicines
from India have been viewed with concern by the government.

States asked to take action if generic drugs not prescribed

The Centre has directed states to take appropriate remedial action where higher order medicines had been prescribed instead of basic generic drugs, the Lok
Sabha was informed Friday.