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A medic collects a sample of a woman for COVID-19 testing, during the ongoing nationwide lockdown, in New Delhi | Representational image | PTI

Hold up of Chinese imports disrupting Covid medical supplies: Pharma export body ‘SOS’ to govt

Pharmexcil, the apex pharma export body, has written to the Department of Pharmaceuticals seeking govt intervention, saying drug makers are facing acute disruption in manufacturing.
A pack of Hydroxychloroquine Sulfate medication | Bloomberg

Trump’s HCQ push still keeps US door open for India’s banned Ipca Labs

US FDA Tuesday reversed its chloroquine import waiver for Ipca but still allowed it to import hydroxychloroquine into the US.
Representational image | Flickr

Harvard-rejected Indian, old physiologist & Black surgeon made US’ ‘most versatile antibiotic’

In Pharma, Gerald Posner writes about how an unlikely trio working for a small US company called Lederle discovered Aureomycin, a broad-spectrum antibiotic in 1948.
Representational image of medicines | Photo: Manisha Mondal | ThePrint

Modi govt halts plan to stop medicine export as firms in coronavirus-hit China resume work

Govt panel formed to tackle ‘drug security concerns’ has decided to monitor situation after Indian embassy in China says several drugmakers there have resumed operations.
A pharmacy in Jammu

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.
Medicines | Representational image | Pexels

Govt to begin hunt for a commercially viable new drug molecule made in India

In a first, the Modi government plans to create a separate department for R&D with a focus on discovering new drug molecules.
Representational image | medicines | Source: Pxhere

Superbugs on the rise, India must regulate antibiotics to avert disaster

Since the 1980s, no new antibiotic has entered the market. We must safeguard existing antibiotics until viable alternatives are found.

On Camera

Representational photos | Hindu priests perform evening prayers at Dashashwamedh Ghat in Varanasi | Kanishka Sonthalia/Bloomberg

Want to preserve secularism in India? Well, preserve the Hindu ethos first

Secularism in the Indian context would mean maintaining equidistance from  all religions. Unfortunately, that equidistance never happened.
Mukesh Ambani at ThePrint Off the Cuff

Mukesh Ambani is now world’s fourth richest man, overtakes Europe’s wealthiest

Reliance's shares have more than doubled from a low in March as its digital unit got billions in investments from companies including Facebook Inc. and Google.

Defence

Union Defence Minister Rajnath Singh | Photo: ANI

Artillery guns, assault rifles, AFVs — Here’s a list of 101 items MoD won’t import in future

Contracts worth almost Rs 4 lakh crore will be placed with the domestic industry within the next six to seven years.
Illustration: Soham Sen | ThePrint

Modi redefined secularism with Ram Mandir as Hindu voters were fed up of Sonia-Left version

Assumptions that Indian secularism died with Ram Mandir bhoomi pujan are bunk. It is enshrined in the Constitution, and is worth preserving.