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Angry chemists threaten to boycott Cipla products if it ventures into e-pharmacy business

Over 8.5 lakh chemists say they will ‘sideline’ and ‘stop promoting’ Cipla if reports of its tie-up with online pharmacy Medlife turn out to be true.
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Now, an oral drug to treat deadly kala-azar — IIT Hyderabad says it’s faster, better

Researchers at IIT Hyderabad say the pills will ensure controlled release of the drug used to treat the disease, bettering a patient's chance of survival.
A pharmacy in Shanghai (representational image) | S.Q. Lai/Bloomberg News

After giant pharma push, China keeps Indian drug makers waiting

It was in July last year that the Chinese government had reached an agreement on reducing tariffs on the import of Indian medicines.
A pharmacy in Jammu

Modi govt likely to ban 80 more ‘irrational’ drug cocktails by next month

The medicines that could be banned are antibiotics Orflaz, Nuforce 3 kit and Vaginobact, and hypertension drugs Telipril H and Ramtel H.
Representational image | Bloomberg

Nobel 2018 for medicine & chemistry is great news for science, but probably not patients

The pharma industry needs to do a better job of grappling with how success tends to bring out its worst instincts.
Representational image | Carla Gottgens/Bloomberg

A needle in the eye promises improved treatment for blinding glaucoma

Projected to affect about 80 million people by 2020, the condition causes progressive loss of peripheral vision which ultimately leads to blindness.
Medicines | PxHere

Next blockbuster drugs should include existing ones

A growing crop of research, including a New England Journal of Medicine study, suggests there are gains to be made by better using drugs we already have.
China is working towards reinventing its pharmaceutical industry | Pxhere

Indian pharma firms lukewarm on China’s lowered drug tariffs considering lengthy approvals

The announcement was made to provide opening to Indian pharmaceutical firms to market their economically priced drugs.
Baba Ramdev

Patanjali is under the scanner once again for ‘post-dating’ their products

According to Facebook and Twitter users, boxes of the ayurvedic product that bore a ‘May 2018’ manufacturing date were found on counters in April.
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India’s import of China-made medicines has increased 50 per cent in 4 years

The export of pharmaceuticals, especially generics and drug formulations, is one of India’s strengths. But China has been steadily eroding India’s advantage.

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi and US President Donald Trump at the Namaste Trump event at Motera Stadium in Ahmedabad, Gujarat | Photo: Praveen Jain | ThePrint

China, Pakistan and Islamic terror — major takeaways from Donald Trump’s speech in India

In Episode 398 of his daily news capsule #CutTheClutter, Shekhar Gupta decoded the US President’s Namaste Trump speech. Here’s a short round-up.
8 people have been killed & 100 injured in northeast Delhi as violence gripped Jaffrabad, Maujpur, Babarpur & Gokulpuri Sunday after anti & pro-CAA groups clashed.

Who is to blame for CAA violence: Delhi Police or politics of Modi government?

9 people have been killed & 100 injured in northeast Delhi as violence gripped Jaffrabad, Maujpur, Babarpur & Gokulpuri Sunday after anti & pro-CAA groups clashed.

Defence

Prime Minister Narendra Modi with US President Donald Trump and First Lady Melania Trump | @narendramodi | Twitter

Trump says US-India to sign $3 billion in defence deals

The US State Department last week approved a potential sale of arms to India, including air-defence radars and missiles, rifles and other equipment.
Illustration: Soham Sen | ThePrint

How one big India-US deal gave us six big gains to cheer — including decimation of Left

To think the India-US nuclear deal was about a bilateral relationship or energy is to miss the point. It had much larger implications.