Saturday, 21 May, 2022
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Topic: Drugs

Trader’s margin on drugs for rare diseases may be cut to 30% from 4,000%

The treatment of rare diseases requires medicines categorised as ‘orphan’ drugs, which are mostly imported and cost a patient anything between Rs 50 lakh and Rs 4 crore per year.

After chief’s transfer, govt wants to turn drug price regulator into ‘market research agency’

The NPPA was behind capping the prices of knee implants, stents and medicines.

Timeline: Kejriwal has apologised but Punjab’s Majithia has a pretty ‘murky’ past

He faces allegations of having links with drug smugglers in Punjab and has filed a series of defamation cases against politicians and media in this connection.

Philippines’ extrajudicial killings in war on drugs now under international legal scrutiny

Since the election of President Duterte in the Philippines in May 2016, there has been a state sanctioned crackdown on the drug trade. Police has been accused of actively ordering extrajudicial killings, or ‘rub-outs’. 

How legalising cannabis can help India ease some of its economic burden

Indian cities are among the highest consumers of marijuana in the world; legalising it will give the government a major new revenue stream.

Punjab has a new enemy to fight in war on drugs: Punjab Police

There are two dozen cases of policemen accused of peddling drugs, helping peddlers, smugglers. DGP says it is aberration and there is no tolerance.

AAP’s Punjab ally comes to its rescue, alleges attempt to bribe judge against Leader of Opposition

Lok Insaaf Party, an ally of AAP, alleges an attempt was being made to bribe a judge to get an order against Sukhpal Singh Khaira in a drug smuggling case.

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The LIC way or the Air India way — that is the multi-crore disinvestment question

The real argument against disinvestment is that any sale of a large firm is likely to fall into an oligarch’s lap. No one would want to make them more powerful than they already are.
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Inflation raised monthly expenses of 92% Indian families in last 3 months, finds online survey

A LocalCircles poll found that 70% of respondents felt their monthly household budget increased by 10% while 55% expected expenses to go up by another 10% in the next 3 months.

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India to ink ‘repeat order’ deal for 73,000 SiG 716 rifles from the US

In February 2019, 72,400 SiG 716 rifles of 7.62 x 51mm calibre were contracted from SIG Sauer Inc, USA, under government's 'Buy (Global) category', through fast track procedure.

Mandir or Masjid? New surveys not needed, just acceptance of truth & move towards reconciliation

That temples were destroyed and mosques built is undisputed history. The past can’t be changed, but we can’t deny the wrongs of the past either before we consider reconciliation.
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