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Social activist Baljinder Singh Jindu posted the video on Facebook

Bought for Rs 9, sold at Rs 108 — uproar in Punjab as activist reveals ‘big chemist profits’

Baljinder Singh Jindu’s ‘expose video’ has earned them the wrath of the state’s chemists and a Punjab govt probe, and many supporters too.
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.
File photo of pills moving through a sorting machine at a pharmaceutical plant in Andhra Pradesh | Sara Hylton | Bloomberg

Why India saw only 4 pharma products launched in April, its lowest count ever

The pharma industry has seen a fall of about 99% in new product launches since April 2019, when 349 products were launched.
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Govt removes restrictions on exports of formulations made from Paracetamol

The government on 3 March had put export restrictions on 26 pharmaceutical ingredients and medicines, including paracetamol.
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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.
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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.

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Sree Padmanabhaswamy temple in Kerala | Commons

Padmanabhaswamy verdict can reduce the rich temple to go to Communists with a begging bowl

The Supreme Court has also ordered a 25-year audit of the Padmanabhaswamy Temple. Even scam-tainted promoters or companies have not had to face such long-term audits.
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After luring Google & Facebook, Mukesh Ambani plans to build a global digital company

Mukesh Ambani unveiled a slew of services from Jio, including a 5G network as early as next year and a mega video-streaming platform.

Defence

The new SiG 716 G2 rifles in use with the Indian Army | By special arrangement

Rifles, missiles, ammunition, drones — armed forces on shopping spree amid LAC tensions

Unprecedented emergency powers given to armed forces under the capital budget, for purchases of new equipment and systems, are likely to ease bottlenecks.
Illustration by Soham Sen | ThePrint

Uttar Pradesh is India’s broken heartland, break it into 4 or 5 states

Uttar Pradesh, our largest state by population and most powerful, is also the worst governed. A state with 1-in-6 Indians has no hope because of its size.