Medicines

Ram Vilas Paswan calls out pharma company for flouting labelling, packaging norms; distributor booked

A pharmaceutical company has been booked for not writing price, expiry dates, and product information on its medicines. Consumer Affairs, Food and Public Distribution Minister Ram Vilas Paswan decided to take action against the drug distributor's from Andhra Pradesh after receiving numerous complaints.

Aug 22, 2020, 07:15 AM IST

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Dec 15, 2019, 13:02 PM IST

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Dec 15, 2019, 10:34 AM IST

Milk prices increases by rs.3/ltr in Delhi NCR

From today prices of Amul and Mother dairy milk in Delhi NCR increases by 3 rupees.

Dec 15, 2019, 09:20 AM IST

Government rubbishes reports of medicine shortage in Jammu and Kashmir, assures 'situation under control'

The Jammu and Kashmir administration also denied any instance of over pricing of medicines, baby food and life-saving drugs.

Aug 25, 2019, 13:12 PM IST

64 percent of antibiotics being sold in India haven't been regulated: UK study

Antibiotic resistance is slowly gaining momentum as a global crisis.

Feb 05, 2018, 17:37 PM IST

Alternative drugs for mild infections could combat superbugs

Doctors are often quick to prescribe strong antibiotics for mild infections, helping bacteria evolve resistance to even the most potent drugs.

Jan 01, 2018, 18:00 PM IST

Antibiotic resistance: Can it be reversed?

Findings imply that if chemicals could be developed to inhibit beta-lactamase enzymes, a significant proportion of antibiotic resistance could successfully be reversed.

Oct 23, 2017, 19:04 PM IST

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

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

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

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

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?

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

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

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

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

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

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

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