Tuesday, 17 May, 2022

Topic: Drugs

India, US hold talks on counternarcotics, agree to boost collaboration on regulation

The two countries agreed to enhance their data sharing operations to combat the production, distribution and export/import of drugs and precursor chemicals.

Mumbai court grants bail to comedian Bharti Singh, husband in drugs case

Singh was arrested Saturday by the NCB, while her husband was taken into custody Sunday morning following seizure of cannabis from their house in suburban Andheri.

Cardiac, prostate drugs found to have new side-effects, govt panel wants them listed on packs

The decision is based on recommendations of Signal Review Panel-Pharmacovigilance Programme of India, which is responsible for detection, assessment & prevention of adverse effects from drugs.

NCB recovers small quantity of cannabis from comedian Bharti Singh’s house

The NCB has been probing alleged drug use in Bollywood after the death of actor Sushant Singh Rajput in June on the basis of WhatsApp chats involving drugs.

NCB questions Arjun Rampal in drugs case, arrests his friend

The 47-year-old model-turned-actor is being questioned by the Narcotics Control Bureau in connection with the case related to alleged drug use in the Hindi film industry.

Athletics Federation of India tells athletes not to take advantage of Covid & use banned drugs

AFI president Adille Sumariwalla said just because NADA was not testing due to Covid, athletes & coaches should not think that they can take banned drugs & get away with it.

Swiss study links higher-dosage paracetamol tablets to poisoning

Based on the findings, researchers from ETH Zurich have said people should not keep popping paracetamol tablets if the recommended dose fails to ease their pain.

Arthritis drug reduces mortality by 30% in critical Covid-19 patients, US study finds

The study used data from over 4,000 patients admitted to ICUs at 68 sites across the US, and found that early administration of tocilizumab greatly helped the critically ill.

Research on Covid drugs driven by ‘hype and anecdote’, not information, UK journal says

An analysis published in British Medical Journal noted that Covid-19 drugs research has 'exposed important flaws and failures in the current evidence ecosystem'.

Bengaluru police raids Vivek Oberoi’s home in search of brother-in-law wanted in drug case

Vivek Oberoi’s brother-in-law, Aditya Alva, was absconding in a drug case registered at Cottonpet police station, Bengaluru joint commissioner of police Sandeep Patil said.

On Camera


Representational image | Photo: Dhiraj Singh | Bloomberg

Indian law needs to account for women, make finance inclusive

Indian women face multiple barriers in accessing finance in an equitable manner. Research suggests adding a gender lens to existing laws and financial products is crucial.
Vehicles at a petrol pump station in Bengaluru, on 4 March 2021 | Photo: Dhiraj Singh | Bloomberg

Heatwave sends Indians into air-conditioned cars for relief, petrol sales soar

Petrol sales have gone up 14% during 1-15 May from the corresponding period in April, a considerable amount especially in comparison to other fuels.


By special arrangement

Desi defence start-up helps Army go off decades-long dependence on imported cold-weather gear

While AROO does research on the product, manufacturing is handled by another company with which it has a tie-up. The first set of AROO gear was delivered in second half of 2021.

How Congress is like the Ambassador & why Indian politics needs a brand new set of wheels

Like the car, nothing the party has done to reinvent itself has worked. Only way forward is to offer something looking towards the future, not in image of glorious past.