Friday, 2 December, 2022

Topic: Medicines

Expired medicines, no doctors & equipment: What audit of India’s govt health scheme found

CAG report shows in 17 states, including Gujarat and West Bengal, equipment for ultrasound, X-ray and ECG lie idle due to lack of doctors.

Blockchain coming to India’s aid in war on fake drugs

The government plans to track and authenticate the drugs at each stage of their journey from pharmaceutical companies to the patient’s home.

Why India is not ready for Modi government’s generic medicines-only diktat

Blatantly fostering generics will boomerang sooner or later if the regulatory system for quality checks is not made robust.

Modi govt’s ailing affordable drugs scheme may get a new lease of life at private chemists

Govt wants pharmacists to reserve extra rack to boost sales of its low-cost generic drugs; may amend law to ensure compliance

India’s import of China-made medicines has increased 50 per cent in 4 years

The export of pharmaceuticals, especially generics and drug formulations, is one of India’s strengths. But China has been steadily eroding India’s advantage.

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.

Audit smells a scam in affordable drugs scheme: Medicines sold above MRP, rules flouted

Govt’s internal auditor slaps department running the jan aushadhi scheme with charges of misappropriation, excess spending, and low quality control.

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File photo of Kerala Governor Arif Mohammed Khan | ANI

Arif Mohammad Khan vs Kerala govt isn’t a new faceoff. Old cases show Governor wears two hats

Under UGC provisions, a search committee is appointed to find suitable candidates for the V-C post. Governors make their selection from among these names.

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.


A soldier with 'Arjun', a black kite trained to down enemy drones, during the Yudh Abhyas exercise being held in Auli, Uttarakhand | Suraj Singh Bisht | ThePrint

It’s a plane, no it’s a bird! Army’s training eagles & falcons to swoop down on hostile drones

The birds are also being trained for surveillance at Remount Veterinary Corps Centre in Meerut, with cameras fitted to their heads to record videos.

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.