Medicine

  • India caps prices of 36 more drugs: government source 4 days ago

    Mumbai: India has capped the prices of 36 drugs, including those used to treat infections and diabetes, in its latest move to make essential medicines more affordable, a senior official of the country's drug pricing authority said on Friday. The medicines join the 348 drugs deemed essential and that are therefore...
  • J&K floods: Doctors at Srinagar running short of medicines September 13, 2014

    Srinagar: "Do you have some insulin, I need it badly. My mother who is a diabetic has not had her insulin shot for six days and she badly needs some right now," a desperate looking man in his thirties asked SSB doctors at a camp. A doctor replied in negative and the...
  • Health Ministry joins relief efforts in Jammu and Kashmir September 12, 2014

    New Delhi: The Health Ministry has joined relief operations in Jammu and Kashmir by sending over 1000 tonnes of medicines, waterpurifying plants and teams of doctors and experts to the floodravaged state. A 20member clinical team comprising physicians, pediatricians and reproductive health specialists have been deployed in Srinagar, an official...
  • J&K: Two Air India flights sent to help in rescue operations, says Aviation Minister September 9, 2014

    In an interview to CNNIBN, Aviation Minister Ashok Gajapathi Raju said that two Air India flights had been sent to Srinagar to help in the relief work. "Flights are carrying medicine and relief material to the valley. Private sector coming forward to assist in humanitarian work," said Raju. ...
  • First medicinal marijuana farm approved in Chile September 9, 2014

    Santiago: The Chilean authorities have approved the first marijuana farm in the capital city of Santiago, but only for medicinal and research purposes. The initiative, presented May 23 before Chile's Agricultural and Livestock Service (SAG), was to produce cannabis oil for use in the treatment of cancer patients. In Chile, marijuana use...
  • India faces acute shortage of cancer specialists, only one doctor available for every 2,500 patients September 5, 2014

    Mumbai: Every year nearly 5,00,000 people die of cancer in India, but there are only 1,600 cancer specialists in the country, according to the alarming statistics coming from the Union Health Ministry. What's worse is that a 20 per cent surge in cancer cases is expected by the end of...
  • Ayurvedic medical college recognition cancelled by Central Council of Indian Medicine August 6, 2014

    A medical college in Muzaffarnagarhad its recognition cancelled by Central Council of Indian Medicine due to inadequate facilities in the institution, following which seven professors and 49 medical students have been shifted to various government medical colleges in the state. A Central Council of Indian Medicine (CCIM) team visited Swami Kalyan...
  • Save Arian: US pharma firm to provide drugs to the Hunter Syndrome patient for life August 5, 2014

    New Delhi: It is a victory for the CNNIBN and change.org Save Arian campaign and great news for the 12yearold boy Arian who suffers from the rare genetic disorder called Hunter's syndrome. The US pharmaceutical company that manufactures the expensive drug used to treat the disorder has agreed to provide...
  • Gehlot's free medicine scheme won't be stopped: Health minister July 30, 2014

    The state government on Wednesday assured the House that the Chief Minister Free Medicine Scheme launched by the previous dispensation in governmentrun hospitals would not be closed but would be linked with a health insurance scheme. Health Minister Rajendra Singh Rathore categorically rejected the supplementary questions of Opposition Congress MLA, Pradhyuman...
  • Government mulls bringing cancer, AIDS drugs under price control May 29, 2014

    New Delhi: Drug prices regulator NPPA is looking at bringing medicines used for treating diseases such as cancer, AIDS and malaria under the price control mechanism. The National Pharmaceutical Pricing Authority met recently to consider ways of bringing medicines, which are not covered by the list of essential drugs, under...
  • Will try to bring down drug prices by 2540 per cent: Ananth Kumar May 28, 2014

    Fertiliser and Chemicals Minister Ananth Kumar on Wednesday said he will talk to pharmaceutical companies and try to bring down prices of essential drugs by 2540 per cent. Taking charge of the ministry, which has Department of Pharmaceuticals under its ambit, Kumar said the government is already working to bring down...
  • Highest number of newborns die in India annually May 20, 2014

    London: More than seven lakh newborn babies die in India every year, the highest number of such deaths globally, a new study has claimed. Each year 5.5 million babies enter and leave the world without being recorded and one in three newborns over 45 million babies do not...
  • CJ follow-up: No improvement in the condition of Alwar hospital February 23, 2014

    CJ Samar Gupta had filed a report exposing the lack of basic medical facilities in a government run hospital in his hometown of Alwar in Rajasthan. Two years later, Samar followed up on his story only to find that the condition has only become worse. ...
  • Bioscience incubator to be launched in Bangalore soon February 17, 2014

    Bangalore: In heartening news for science researchers, an exclusive bioscience incubator is all set to be launched in Bangalore. It is a highend expensive equipment, but needed for a capital intensive sector like research in biotechnology, be it making medicines, medical equipment or new techniques for agriculture. The bioscience lab run...
  • I took medicines made from Tiger bones: Jackie Chan February 16, 2014

    Hollywood Actor Jackie Chan recently stated that he used medicines derived from Tiger bones to try to soothe his muscles when he practiced martial arts but said they never worked. In an interview, Jackie Chan said that it was a myth that animal products can be used as cures. He...
  • Ambulance hijacked with sleeping worker inside February 10, 2014

    Albuquerque: Authorities say an Albuquerque ambulance worker catching some sleep in the back of his vehicle woke up to find himself the victim of a carjacking. Police have arrested a man and a woman accused of driving off in the ambulance around 3am Saturday while it was parked outside Lovelace Medical...
  • If humans spoke the way internet headlines are written February 5, 2014

    The age of Internet headlines is here. If you are a copy writer you would appreciate the agony of testing 15 headlines to see which one would work. Hugely popular media sources like Upworthy and Buzzfeed have raised the bar of how an internet headline should be written to make...
  • Preliminary probe into Jharkhand medicine 'scam' begins February 1, 2014

    The Vigilance Bureau has begun a preliminary investigation into a Rs 1,800 crore medicine scamin Jharkhand. An FIR would be lodged after the preliminary investigation was complete, Additional Director General of Police Niraj Sinha said on Saturday. The investigation was ordered by Chief Minister Hemant Soren on Wednesday on the utilisation of...
  • WB: Mamata Banerjee announces free medicine, diagnostic services in hospitals January 4, 2014

    The West Bengal government on Saturday announced that it will provide free medicine and diagnostic services in its hospitals and health centres to benefit a large section of people dependent on state healthcare. "Henceforth, all vital and essential medicines and all available diagnostic services (except those run on PPP mode) will...
  • Vardhman Pharmaceuticals under scanner for producing spurious drugs October 16, 2013

    Shimla: Vardhaman Pharmaceuticals, a private company in Himachal Pradesh, is under scanner for producing spurious drugs. CNNIBN has accessed details showing how the company is producing spurious drugs. The licence of Vardhaman Pharmaceuticals lapsed in 2009. The company manufactured fake drugs and labelled them with the government supply stickers. These fake...
  • Fire In The Blood: Why this documentary is so important October 15, 2013

    New Delhi: Dylan Mohan Gray's hard hitting documentary 'Fire In The Blood' has generated a good buzz throughout the globe. Now, the film has been released in India and is receiving rave reviews. Dylan speaks about the struggle and the wide canvas he covered during the research for 'Fire In...
  • Ashok Gehlot criticises Vasundhara Raje for 'fake free medicines' remark October 17, 2013

    Jodhpur: Rajasthan Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot on Sunday criticised Vasundhara Raje for her claims that the medicines being distributed under his government's free medicines scheme were fake. "By doing so, she has attempted to infuse distrust in the people of the state not only about the government scheme but also the...
  • Medicine Nobel winners: Rothman, Schekman, Sudhof October 7, 2013

    The 2013 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine has been awarded jointly to Americans James E Rothman, Randy W Schekman and Germanborn Thomas C Sdhof for their discoveries of machinery regulating vesicle traffic, a major transport system in our cells. Below is a brief profile of the three winners. The 2013...
  • Two Americans, German win Nobel medicine prize October 7, 2013

    Stockholm: The 2013 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine has been awarded jointly to Americans James E Rothman, Randy W Schekman and Germanborn Thomas C Sdhof for their discoveries of machinery regulating vesicle traffic, a major transport system in our cells. The 2013 Nobel Prize honours the three scientists who have...
  • To live and die with dignity, we need Morphine at Hospitals September 4, 2013

    A million people with cancer and many millions more with other incurable diseases are in agonizing pain in India due to the lack of availability of morphine and other Opioid medicines (An Opioid is any psychoactive chemical that resembles morphine in its pharmacological effects). The World Health Organization (WHO) states...
  • Indian-origin cardiologist named White House fellow August 30, 2013

    Kapil Parakh, an Indian-origin cardiologist working in Washington area, is among a dozen people chosen by the White House for its prestigious fellowship programme for 2013-14. A Zambia University graduate, Parakh is the director of heart failure at the Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Centre and assistant professor in the Departments of...
  • Government will soon finalise FDI policy on pharma sector: Chidambaram August 13, 2013

    Finance Minister P Chidambaram on Monday said the government will soon finalise the foreign investment policy on brownfield pharmaceutical projects, paving the way for clearance of heldup proposals. "...I believe the discussion (with regard to FDI in brownfield pharmaceuticals) between the Ministry of Commerce and Prime Minister and others is...
  • Adulterated drugs: Evidence against Ranbaxy likely to be furnished in SC August 12, 2013

    New Delhi: Evidence in a case against Ranbaxy is likely to be furnished in the Supreme Court on Monday. Earlier in August, the Supreme Court while replying to a petition seeking cancellation of Ranbaxy's manufacturing licence had said that the petitioner can file the documents to prove that the company...
  • SC to hear PIL on the pricing of drugs in India August 5, 2013

    New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Monday will hear a PIL by the pharma companies on the pricing of medicines in India. The PIL was filed by four pharma firms who challenged the Delhi High Court's order to reduce the prices of certain medicines. These pharma companies were also asked to...
  • Odisha woman undergoing tubectomy wrongly gets small intestine cut August 3, 2013

    Bhubaneswar: A 22yearold woman who underwent a tubectomy at a government hospital in Odisha is battling for life after the doctor mistakenly cut the small intestine instead of the fallopian tube, an official said on Friday. The lifethreatening surgical mistake occurred during a governmentorganised camp where women could get the tubectomy...