Friday, 1 July, 2022
TopicPharma sector

Topic: Pharma sector

Indian drugmakers begin developing remdesivir, ‘world’s best shot’ against Covid-19

In a trial involving monkeys, early treatment of Covid-19 with remdesivir has shown to reduce symptoms of the disease and lung damage. 

Modi govt allows pharma firms to tweak clinical trial rules during Covid-19 lockdown

Over 2,500 active trials are said to be underway in India for drugs aimed at patients suffering from cancer and hepatitis B, among other things.

Govt gives Rs 15,000-cr boost to API and devices industry to check shortage amid COVID-19

The government hasn’t yet announced details of the policy, which seeks to make India self-reliant in the manufacturing of bulk drugs.   

India could avert medicine shortage as bulk drugs start arriving from coronavirus-hit China

While major supply has started arriving through sea, some cargoes 'airlifted' by the government on behalf of pharma companies have also started coming in.

Is Indian economy equipped to deal with the global disruption caused by coronavirus?

The novel coronavirus or COVID-19, which has claimed 2,800 lives in China and affected more than 80,000 people worldwide, is taking a toll on global economy.

Himachal govt to file FIR against cough syrup makers ‘responsible’ for 10 infant deaths 

The Coldbest-PC cough syrup, manufactured by the Himachal-based Digital Vision firm, has allegedly led to deaths of 9 infants in J&K and one in Haryana. 

Prices of Paracetamol, other bulk drugs jump as coronavirus crisis stokes fear of shortage

The price rise won't affect consumers since pharmaceutical companies are not allowed to push up prices of key drugs by more than 10% per year.

Don’t arrange hotels, sightseeing for doctors — Modi govt’s fresh warning to pharma firms

Latest warning from Department of Pharmaceuticals follows a conference of Indian Psychiatric Society in Kolkata. Companies told to adhere to ethics code.

Coronavirus spread pushes drugmakers to hunt for ways to stop pathogen eluding travel curbs

Pharma companies are looking to re-purpose medicines developed against other lethal viruses, and relying on new technologies to develop a vaccine faster.

‘Prove or apologise’ — IMA writes to PM Modi on pharma firms bribing doctors with women

In letter to PM, IMA says it's confident there's no evidence to prove bribery allegations against doctors, accuses govt of ‘trying to divert attention from real issues’. 

On Camera

YourTurn

PM Modi at the MSME Idea Hackathon, 2022. | Praveen Jain | ThePrint

BJP, Modi’s ‘total politics’ stems from insecurity. They still don’t rule the power elite

Yogendra Yadav is wrong. BJP might have a hegemonic position in politics and economy, but it's not the same in moral and intellectual spaces.
The Reserve Bank of India logo | Photo: Suraj Singh Bisht | ThePrint

RBI intervenes with multi-pronged strategy in battle against rupee fall

The Reserve Bank’s challenges include crashes in forward dollar premiums to rising open interest in futures that adds to pressure on the currency.

Defence

The maiden flight of the Autonomous Flying Wing Technology Demonstrator | Photo: DRDO

‘Major milestone’: India conducts maiden flight of unmanned aircraft demonstrator

DRDO calls flight a significant step towards self-reliance in defence technologies; Defence Minister Rajnath Singh lauds achievement, says ‘it paves way for Aatmanirbhar Bharat in critical military systems’.

With Agnipath, Modi govt’s shock & awe doctrine may have misfired a vital reform, yet again

Modi govt's biggest flaw has been its disinclination to accept limitations of electoral majorities. This ruined land acquisition and farm reform, stalled labour codes.
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