Medicines

Are expensive medicines making your condition worse? This is the Nocebo effect, says study

Are expensive medicines making your condition worse? This is the Nocebo effect, says study

 Researchers at University Medical Center Hamburg-Eppendorf in Germany studied if price might also affect the strength of the nocebo effect.

Oct 08, 2017, 19:54 PM 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
Global shortage of antibiotics, may impact treatment options: WHO

Global shortage of antibiotics, may impact treatment options: WHO

There are also very few oral antibiotics in the pipeline, yet these are essential formulations for treating infections outside hospitals or in resource-limited settings.

Sep 20, 2017, 12:21 PM IST
Affordable medicine: WHO wants bold steps

Affordable medicine: WHO wants bold steps

The WHO also wants more emphasis to be given on leveraging collective strengths through greater inter-country cooperation. 

Sep 10, 2017, 19:47 PM IST
Essential medicines to be available in pharmacies till August at pre-GST prices: Report

Essential medicines to be available in pharmacies till August at pre-GST prices: Report

This could take up to two months till the market inventory is exhausted. 

Jul 02, 2017, 14:48 PM IST
GST impact: Are drug-makers running out of medicines?

GST impact: Are drug-makers running out of medicines?

Sources said the industry has also witnessed a reduction in inventories since May-end, as distributors and retailers tried to minimise losses due to change in tax structure.

Jun 30, 2017, 09:55 AM 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
India's generics project can bring down medicine costs globally: WHO India head

India's generics project can bring down medicine costs globally: WHO India head

The 59-year old global health leader -- who previously served in a similar capacity in Egypt -- said that there were several "pre-qualified" generic medicine companies in India producing quality medicines.

May 24, 2017, 12:42 PM IST
President Pranab Mukherjee lauds homeopathy, emphasises its important role in Indian healthcare sector

President Pranab Mukherjee lauds homeopathy, emphasises its important role in Indian healthcare sector

Homoeopathy and systems of Indian medicine such as unani and siddha are playing an important role in the country, which faces a severe shortage of quality medical practitioners, he said.

May 19, 2017, 15:37 PM IST
Over 1,730 new plant species discovered in past year: Report

Over 1,730 new plant species discovered in past year: Report

Their report found that 1,730 plants were recorded as being new to science in 2016, which include 11 new species from Brazil of the Manihot shrub known for its starchy root, cassava.

May 18, 2017, 17:00 PM IST
Scientists develop drug to boost fitness in diabetics, older adults

Scientists develop drug to boost fitness in diabetics, older adults

The rewards of aerobic exercise have long been out of reach for the elderly, obese or otherwise mobility-limited.

May 03, 2017, 13:37 PM IST
Scientists suggest improvement in animal testing protocols for production of drugs

Scientists suggest improvement in animal testing protocols for production of drugs

Two leading scientists writing in the European Journal of Internal Medicine give their expert view of the importance of animal testing to medical progress and present ways it could be further improved to yield more useful clinical results.

Apr 27, 2017, 20:12 PM IST
Combiflam, D-Cold Total among 60 other medicines substandard, declares drug regulator

Combiflam, D-Cold Total among 60 other medicines substandard, declares drug regulator

In total, the CDSCO has issued a drug alert for 60 medicines, including five aforementioned drugs, as they failed different quality tests in March 2017, the Indian Express noted.

Apr 21, 2017, 12:49 PM IST
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.

Apr 20, 2017, 00:09 AM IST
PM Modi's push for generic drugs to shift focus to chemists: Pharma industry body

PM Modi's push for generic drugs to shift focus to chemists: Pharma industry body

Patients may end up with drugs that "may not be effective at all" if doctors were made to prescribe only generic medicines as indicated by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, according to pharma industry body IPA.

Apr 18, 2017, 20:33 PM IST
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.

Apr 08, 2017, 11:08 AM IST
Nursing staff declare newborn dead – Read story to know what happened next

Nursing staff declare newborn dead – Read story to know what happened next

The incident happened at the hospital, when the on-duty nursing staff performed the delivery of 25-year-old Durgesh Rathore, a resident of Barnara village under Silor primary health centre of district.

Apr 05, 2017, 14:25 PM IST
What happens when you take wrong medication

What happens when you take wrong medication

As per the World Health Organisation (WHO), medication errors cause at least one death every day and injure approximately 1.3 million people annually in the United States of America alone. 

Mar 31, 2017, 16:50 PM IST
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

Mar 14, 2017, 17:47 PM IST