Saturday, 26 November, 2022
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Topic: Drugs

India’s highest haul of pseudoephedrine drugs seized, claims Narcotics Control Bureau

The NCB seized 1800kgs and arrested 3 foreigners outside a factory in Greater Noida. The entire haul, including some cocaine, is worth Rs 25 crore.

Share of Wadia group companies tank after Ness Wadia’s arrest

Nusli Wadia’s son, Ness Wadia, has got a two-year prison term for possessing about 25 grams of a substance that resembled cannabis resin in Japan.

Move over Bhang, the new Holi vice at farmhouse parties is Ecstasy

MDMA has been used as a party drug in India since the 1990s, but its use has spiked recently and spilled over from the party scene to festivals like Holi.

Modi govt slashed prices of cancer drugs, just not for the costly ones

Govt order has little effect on patented drugs, most of which have been kept out of it. Don't want to kill innovation, says Niti Aayog member.

Indians are buying and selling heroin, cocaine & ganja online, and UN is worried

The UN Office on Drugs and Crime has highlighted the emergence of 'illicit internet pharmacies' as a gateway for drug sales.

IMA asks govt to reconsider restrictions on importing, manufacturing Oxytocin

The government had restricted the manufacturing of Oxytocin, a life-saving drug for new mothers, to just one organisation, a move IMA says will create a shortage.

US lawmakers seek briefing on contaminated drugs coming from India and China

The lawmakers are concerned since 15 recalls of drugs meant for treating high blood pressure were done in eight months.

This doctor has single-handedly changed Punjab’s approach to its drug problem

Dr Sandeep Bhola has got the state to treat drug addicts as patients and not criminals, and inspired a state-wide drive for de-addiction centres.

Indian chemists warn of huge drug shortage as 328 antibiotics & anti-diabetic meds banned

Nasivion Classic Adult Spray, Cheston Cold, Zifi AZ, Nicip among the drugs banned by government.

Banning 328 ‘cocktail’ drugs not a witch hunt, says officer behind the crackdown

Singh, who was responsible for DGCI move, says ban will not hurt the pharma brands or India’s larger pharma market.

On Camera

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A general view of the opening ceremony of the G20 finance ministers and central bank governors meeting in Jakarta, Indonesia, February 17, 2022. Mast Irham/Pool via REUTERS

G20 presidency is India’s chance to fix power imbalances in artificial intelligence adoption

Without considering AI challenges across the world, equitably reaping its benefits will remain inadequate, leading to a more unequal and divisive future.
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How India-Australia FTA is set to boost trade that’s already at a record high

While the bulk of the trade between India and Australia is so far in the energy sector, the FTA is expected to broaden this to include other goods and services.

Defence

Illustration: Soham Sen | The Print

Modi govt moves with Arunachal Frontier Highway, among India’s ‘toughest’ projects yet, China in mind

The 2,000 km-long highway will be of strategic importance to military. Same equipment used on other side of LAC being deployed to carry out work on tough terrain, say officials.

A Gujarat gamble: A likely reason Rahul is not giving Modi a fight this assembly election

I'd rather not buy idea that Rahul's holding his fire until 2024. More likely, Congress believes Karnataka offers best chance of winning a Gujarat-sized state if Gujarat is too challenging.