Saturday, 2 July, 2022
TopicPharmaceutical companies

Topic: Pharmaceutical companies

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.

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.

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.

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.

Modi govt allows 15-20% price hike in medicines that have ‘innovations’

Govt to allow pharma firms to increase price of drugs that are re-launched with “innovations” such as reduced side effects, or user-friendly administration techniques like skin patches.

These common antibiotics have new side-effects & will now come with warnings

India's drug watchdog tells manufacturers of Cefixime, Cefotaxime, Ofloxacin and 4 other drugs to ensure warnings on leaflets in drug packets. 

Doctors may not realise it, but conflict of interest is norm in medicine

Field studies have shown that doctors change their practices to reciprocate gifts and favours. 

On Camera

YourTurn

Kanhaiya Lal Teli’s body being taken for last rites in Udaipur on 29 June 2022 | Photo: ThePrint | Manisha Mondal

India’s blasphemy beheadings have a new audience—and they’re sitting behind smartphones

Videos on social media have become a key feature of blasphemy killings. Each inspires communal competitors to stage a more macabre act of revenge.
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

File photo of Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Egyptian president Abdel Fattah Al Sisi on the latter's first visit to India | Photo: Twitter/@narendramodi

India and Egypt work towards building strategic relationship with focus on defence & security

From holding joint military exercises to exporting wheat as Russia and Ukraine stop supplies, New Delhi and Cairo are redrawing their relationship as geopolitical tensions rise.    

Moral, political & ideological questions on Maharashtra: 1st is simplest to answer, 3rd trickiest

What is Shiv Sena’s ideology? We might say it’s been a convenient mix of extreme ethnic chauvinism & unforgiving Hindutva. Within the second, the party retained space to manoeuvre.
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