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Signage for Mylan NV is displayed at the company's factory in the Maharashtra Industrial Development Corp. (MIDC) area in Nashik

US FDA warns pharma giant Mylan over poor quality control at its Telangana plant

US FDA inspected Mylan’s plant in Pashamylaram, Telangana, and found it hadn’t taken proper precautions to ensure solvents didn’t contain impurities.
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Modi govt to form standing committee to prevent drugmakers from evading price control

Representatives from NPPA, CDSCO and DGHS to be part of the standing committee, which will have mandate to approve the drug discontinuation applications.
Representational image of medicines | Photo: Manisha Mondal | ThePrint

Glenmark’s favipiravir under govt scanner for ‘false claims’, cost, DCGI seeks clarification

Complaint by MP to DCGI  also highlights that the cost proposed by Glenmark is ‘definitely not in the interest of the poor, lower middle class and middle-class people of India’.
Four people were hospitalised after benzene gas leaked at the Sainor Life Sciences company. | ANI | Twitter

2 die at pharma plant after Vizag sees another gas leak in less than 2 months

Four people were hospitalised after benzene gas leaked at the Sainor Life Sciences company. The cause of the leak is yet to be determined.
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Indian drugmaker Lupin voluntarily recalls metformin variant, a diabetes drug, in US

India has said it is monitoring the US FDA updates, which said an extended-release variant of the drug had higher levels of a cancer-causing substance.
A combination photograph shows signage displayed outside Gilead Sciences Inc. headquarters in Foster City, California and the AstraZeneca Plc logo on an building at the company's facilities in Sodertalje, Sweden

AstraZeneca-Gilead deal might not actually happen, say analysts

Political opposition from both Britain and America could derail any attempt at a deal, especially given the backdrop of the Covid-19 outbreak.
A representational image of a technician handling a sample at laboratory | Anthony Kwan | Bloomberg

Big pharma is looking beyond coronavirus with AstraZeneca eyeing merger with Gilead

The suggestion of a blockbuster merger between the two drugmakers is a sign that the industry is getting back to something resembling business as usual.
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Don’t distract doctors with online promotion of brands amid Covid: Modi govt to pharma firms

Order does not clarify what kind of promotions should not be done. Pharma lobbies said they would reach out to govt for clarification.
Covid-19 testing in Ahmedabad (representational image) | Photo: PTI

26 pharma firm employees test positive for Covid-19 in Ahmedabad

95 other employees have been put under home-quarantine, and the company's manufacturing unit and all of Dholka town have been sanitised.
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.

On Camera

Narendra Modi with Israel PM Benjamin Netanyahu at the Olga Beach, in Israel

BDS and the Islamic lobby in US has found a new target after Israel — democratic India

The Indian community in US is caught flat-footed by this activism. Islamists had a ready-made network, a built-in constituency, and pre-programmed rhetoric.

Why emerging markets like India are wary of using modern monetary theory to fix the economy

Emerging markets have reasons to be wary of MMT. While every country prints legal tender & collects taxes in its own currency, not all can borrow in them.

Defence

Defence Minister Rajnath Singh addressing the biannual Army Commanders Conference in New Delhi Wednesday | Indian Army

China lacks ‘honest intent’, be prepared for any eventuality, Rajnath Singh tells Army

Speaking in Delhi, the Defence Minister told military commanders that the government will strongly back reforms in the armed forces including setting up of theatre commands.
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Trump or Biden? Doesn’t matter to India-US ties as they’re in a full, strategic embrace

Pompeo & Esper’s visit to India for the 2+2 talks is proof that old hypocrisies are history, and supreme national interest has again driven a strategic choice.