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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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Pharma group denies PM Modi had warned companies against unethical marketing

ThePrint had reported that PM Modi told pharma companies to stop bribing doctors. IPA secy general had said he didn’t have any information about such a meeting.
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Leave phones outside doctor’s chamber: IMA branch after PM’s bribe warning to pharma firms

Local chapter of IMA in Rajasthan’s Bhilwara has issued certain guidelines for doctors during their interactions with medical representatives.

On Camera

Boring Joe Biden chooses boring Kamala Harris for VP. But it’s a logical choice

California’s Kamala Harris is a nationally known senator from a big state who had run for president and acquitted herself well. That speaks well of Biden.
A sign reading "Bitcoin Accepted Here" is displayed next to a cash register at The Pink Cow restaurant and bar in Tokyo, Japan. | Photographer: Yuriko Nakao | Bloomberg

Bitcoin run is again giving bulls hope for prices beyond $12,000

The digital-asset community tends toward Bitcoin bullishness at pretty much any time, but there are indications the increase might be more sustainable this time around.

Defence

The national flags of China and India (Representational Image) | Photo: Dhiraj Singh | Bloomberg

No progress made in India-China major general-level talks, all eyes now on diplomatic parleys

Talks were held Sunday over Depsang Plains tensions. Next round of meeting under Working Mechanism for Consultation and Coordination is being scheduled now.
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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.