Sunday, 4 December, 2022

Topic: pharmacy

India has a medicine problem — unregulated ‘innovation’

Overuse and misuse of antibiotics leads to antibiotic resistance. India has one of the highest antibiotic resistance rates, estimated to be growing by 5%-10% annually.

No new pharmacy colleges or seat addition until 2022 as Modi govt reviews demand

AICTE move seeks to address the concerns over employability of pharmacy graduates. There are 2,694 pharmacy colleges in the country.

New medicine that can cure flu in just one day gets US drug regulator’s nod

Compared to Tamiflu that requires two doses daily for 5 days, now a single dose of Xofluza can cure the illness. New drug to reach Indian markets in 2-3 years.

Banning 328 ‘cocktail’ drugs not a witch hunt, says officer behind the crackdown

Singh, who was responsible for DGCI move, says ban will not hurt the pharma brands or India’s larger pharma market.

Pioneer sees gene-editing therapy in your local clinic in five to 10 years

Concerns remain about the safety of disrupting or repairing defective genes, but experts say they are not a 'show-stopper'

Pfizer’s Viagra patent set to end in the US, Indian pharma firms sense huge opportunity

Seven get FDA approval to produce the drug, could send prices crashing in the US by nearly 99%.

On Camera


Megha Thakur was no run-of-the mill pretty face, but an influencer who touched many lives

21-yr-old Indian-Canadian Instagram star and TikTok celebrity Megha Thakur, who died this week, subverted the expectations of a content creator by opening up her mind and heart.

51 cow universities, old pension scheme, jobs — what RSS affiliates want from 2023 Budget

Welfare schemes and ‘self-reliance’ figure high on Sangh organisations’ wishlists for finance minister Nirmala Sitharaman ahead of the Budget, which she will present on 1 February.


The National War Memorial at India Gate, New Delhi | Photo: Suchet Vir Singh | ThePrint

Recalling 8 stories of supreme heroism on 51st anniversary of 1971 Bangladesh war 

ThePrint walks around the National War Memorial at India Gate in New Delhi & looks back at the stories of those who sacrificed their lives in the war and were awarded top gallantry medals.
Illustration: Soham Sen | ThePrint

Gujarat election is anything but dull. BJP’s political neurosis about AAP is the hidden headline

Gujarat is the only state where Modi is directly in contention. Even if he wins, the team that runs him closest has much to gain.