Saturday, 3 December, 2022

Topic: Medicines

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.

Indian firms Ipca, Zydus Cadila get big US orders for chloroquine to fight COVID-19

Anti-malaria drug is one of those being tested as a cure for coronavirus, and US FDA has placed the order after President Trump’s endorsement of it.

These 5 anti-viral drugs and therapies could help treat COVID-19

Researchers and pharmaceutical giants across the world are scrambling to find a cure for coronavirus which has been declared a pandemic.

What are APIs and how they threaten India’s status of a ‘pharmacy to the world’

Despite being a leading supplier of medicines to several countries, India is highly dependent on China for raw materials even to produce medicines as basic as Crocin.

Year after HC order, Modi govt to act against e-pharmacies selling drugs without licences

Quoting Delhi HC's December 2018 orders, India’s drug regulator has written to all states & UTs to take necessary action with respect to online sale of medicines.

Big Pharma has failed. It’s been 35 years since a new class of antibiotics entered the market

Antibiotics are among the most important medicines known to humankind, but we are running out of it.

On Camera


51 cow universities, old pension scheme, jobs — what RSS affiliates want from 2023 Budget

Welfare schemes and ‘self-reliance’ figure high on Sangh organisations’ wishlists for finance minister Nirmala Sitharaman ahead of the Budget, which she will present on 1 February.


Indian, American soldier during Yudh Abhyas 2022 | Suraj Singh Bisht | ThePrint

Hand-to-hand combat, memories of ‘Vietnam & dal tadka’ — US soldiers’ takeaways from Yudh Abhyas

Held in Uttarakhand’s Auli, aim of the annual India-US joint exercise, which ended Friday, was to increase interoperability between the 2 armies & allow them to exchange best practices.
Illustration: Soham Sen | ThePrint

Gujarat election is anything but dull. BJP’s political neurosis about AAP is the hidden headline

Gujarat is the only state where Modi is directly in contention. Even if he wins, the team that runs him closest has much to gain.