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Sun Pharmaceuticals undergoes SEBI-ordered forensic audit

The latest probe points to challenges for India’s biggest drugmaker after whistle-blower complaints on corporate governance lapses triggered a stock slide last year.

Taking opioids for chronic pain: The truth no one’s telling you

Current evidence indicates that widespread, long-term opioid prescribing for chronic pain is likely to cause more harm than benefit in society.

Lucrative drugs like Viagra, Humira to lose patents but Indian pharma unlikely to gain

Indian pharma companies, which have dominated the world’s generic medicines market, are now hampered by Trump’s policies & lack of expertise in biologics.

Cipla pacifies chemists’ lobby, says ‘no plans’ to partner Medlife

Facing a boycott threat by over 8.5 lakh chemists, Cipla tells lobby that it values the role of offline chemists.

Now, a study says vaping is safer than smoking tobacco-based cigarettes

The study by Italian professor says there is no evidence to suggest reactions caused by e-cigarettes may lead to serious adverse lung effects.

Angry chemists threaten to boycott Cipla products if it ventures into e-pharmacy business

Over 8.5 lakh chemists say they will ‘sideline’ and ‘stop promoting’ Cipla if reports of its tie-up with online pharmacy Medlife turn out to be true.

Mosquitoes kill more people every day than sharks do in a century

Mosquito-borne diseases, such as malaria, dengue, and Zika, make them one of the deadliest animals in the world.

A life-saving drug for mothers but threat to cattle — why oxytocin is in limbo in India

Modi govt had banned private manufacture of oxytocin last year, saying it was harmful to cattle & humans that consumed its milk. The case is in Supreme Court.

Illinois resident’s death sparks concerns of vaping causing severe respiratory illness

Health officials are investigating whether the death - the first to be recorded from a 'mystery' illness - is tied to e-cigarettes.

Why sale of Naloxone, a life-saving drug that reverses opioid overdose, is falling in India

Use of Naloxone in India has dropped by nearly half since 2014 — from 30,000 units to 15,700 units in 2018-2019.

On Camera

YourTurn

Rahul Gandhi in Srinagar, where the Bharat Jodo Yatra has culminated | Rahul Gandhi/Twitter

Bharat Jodo Yatra has worked more for Rahul Gandhi. Congress’ walk...

In such a buzz-creating yatra, not one new Congress leader was born. Pramod Mahajan, M. Venkaiah Naidu, Modi emerged from Advani's and Manohar Joshi’s yatras.
File photo of trade unions protesting the Modi government's labor codes in Bhubaneswar | ANI

Economic Survey says govt’s labour codes ‘in tune with market trends’....

Four labour codes, amalgamating 29 laws, were passed in 2019 & 2020. But central, state govts have yet to notify the laws that will cater to around 40 crore unorganised sector workers.

Defence

Representational image | Nuclear submarine INS Chakra | Indian Navy

Budget 2023: Defence eyes big boost for more firepower, submarines, drones

Private sector is also hoping for a high budgetary allocation for defence capital expenditure since it will translate into more acquisition programmes fructifying.

Return of the Muslim: From Modi ‘sermon’ to Pathaan to Bharat...

Most key Hindutva/RSS objectives have been achieved, and Modi & BJP now need social calm, at least till summer of 2024. A de-escalation of some sort is on.