Monday, 16 May, 2022
TopicMedicines

Topic: Medicines

Western companies should supply essential medicines to Ukraine, not pull out entirely

Putin may not be swayed by the suffering of people. Any interruption of supply of medicines can create human misery without any gain.

Mumbai-based generics start-up Zeno Health to scale operations across India

Zeno has changed the way medicines are sold and consumed by aiding consumers to make informed decisions on their monthly medicine expenditure.

How desi Dolo 650 outsold MNC GSK’s Crocin, became India’s ‘favourite snack’ in Covid waves

Dolo 650 is now India’s favoured paracetamol brand, with sales of Rs 567 crore since March 2020. It’s even trending on social media and is the subject of memes.

Google parent Alphabet will use AI to discover drugs

Alphabet lab DeepMind’s algorithms have made huge advances in predicting shapes of proteins, a technology that could speed up development of new drugs & upend pharma industry.

Self-medication for Covid has turned disastrous. Families must not assume doctors’ role

The collective confusion over Covid-19 treatment has led to a compulsive, panic-driven behaviour among Indians. We must return to the idea of 'under doctor’s supervision'.

Drugmakers want Modi govt to defer revision of essential medicines list, cite Covid crisis

Drugmakers have also requested the government to consider ‘essentiality’ of the drug, and not its ‘turnover’, as the criterion for inclusion under NLEM.

Prices of some medicines could go up as cost of Chinese bulk drugs import surges

Drug makers have reached out to Modi govt with a proposal to bring a law under which price hikes could be made possible due to unforeseen factors.

‘Covid drug’ favipiravir to be available at Rs 103/tablet by month-end

Favipiravir, an antiviral medication developed in Japan, is currently the subject of 18 trials around the world as a potential treatment for Covid-19.

Not just for flu but even BP and gynaecology — how telemedicine is filling a Covid vacuum

Virtual platforms say they have recorded a significant rise in number of patients during the lockdown. And the increase isn’t restricted to flu-related e-consultations.

India’s largest wholesale medicine market closed until 4 June due to sudden Covid outbreak

At least 12 people from Bhagirath Palace in Delhi's Chandni Chowk have tested positive for Covid after India entered the fourth phase of lockdown on 18 May.

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Pedestrians walk over plastic bags scattered on the pavement along Geeta Colony Setu over the River Yamuna, in New Delhi

Delhi’s ‘lifeline’ Yamuna is drying up. Here’s how govt can combat water crisis

Rather than lurching from one water crisis to another, Jal Board should insure Delhi against water shortages with a policy-based approach. Here’s a model.

Adani forges $10.5-billion deal with Holcim India to buy Ambuja Cement, ACC

Holcim’s sale of its Indian business is expected to close in second half of 2022. Adani Group beat other firms, including JSW Group, to become India's 2nd biggest cement manufacturer.

Defence

Ambassador of France to India Emmanuel Lenain says Paris will work with New Delhi to get over some of the strategic “constraints” it is facing today. | Photo: Pooja Kher | ThePrint

We won’t lecture, but want to boost India’s strategic autonomy, says French ambassador

In an exclusive interview to ThePrint, Emmanuel Lenain, Ambassador of France to India, said the Rafale fighter jet deal, and the Scorpene submarines programme have been outstanding achievements in the bilateral ties.

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.
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