Medicines

  • CJ follow-up: No improvement in the condition of Alwar hospital 23-02-2014 11:19 PM

    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. ...
  • Bio-science incubator to be launched in Bangalore soon 17-02-2014 09:50 AM

    Bangalore: In heartening news for science researchers, an exclusive bio-science incubator is all set to be launched in Bangalore. It is a high-end 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 bio-science lab...
  • I took medicines made from Tiger bones: Jackie Chan 16-02-2014 09:33 AM

    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 10-02-2014 11:14 AM

    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...
  • Preliminary probe into Jharkhand medicine 'scam' begins 01-02-2014 11:00 PM

    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...
  • WB: Mamata Banerjee announces free medicine, diagnostic services in hospitals 04-01-2014 06:29 PM

    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)...
  • Vardhman Pharmaceuticals under scanner for producing spurious drugs 16-10-2013 09:13 PM

    Shimla: Vardhaman Pharmaceuticals, a private company in Himachal Pradesh, is under scanner for producing spurious drugs. CNN-IBN 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...
  • Fire In The Blood: Why this documentary is so important 15-10-2013 09:21 AM

    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 13-10-2013 10:40 PM

    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...
  • Medicine Nobel winners: Rothman, Schekman, Sudhof 07-10-2013 05:45 PM

    The 2013 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine has been awarded jointly to Americans James E Rothman, Randy W Schekman and German-born 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...
  • Two Americans, German win Nobel medicine prize 07-10-2013 03:12 PM

    Stockholm: The 2013 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine has been awarded jointly to Americans James E Rothman, Randy W Schekman and German-born 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...
  • To live and die with dignity, we need Morphine at Hospitals 04-09-2013 12:32 PM

    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 30-08-2013 03:42 AM

    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...
  • Government will soon finalise FDI policy on pharma sector: Chidambaram 13-08-2013 01:57 AM

    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 held-up 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 12-08-2013 09:00 AM

    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 05-08-2013 11:00 AM

    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...
  • Odisha woman undergoing tubectomy wrongly gets small intestine cut 03-08-2013 09:51 PM

    Bhubaneswar: A 22-year-old 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 life-threatening surgical mistake occurred during a government-organised camp where women could get the...
  • 24 medicines in Jammu and Kashmir sub-standard: CDSCO 03-08-2013 05:50 PM

    Srinagar: As many as 24 medicines currently available in the hospitals and chemist shops across Jammu and Kashmir have been declared as "sub-standard" by two premier drug testing laboratories of the country. Central Drugs Laboratory, Kolkata and Regional Drugs Testing Laboratory, Chandigarh had analysed 156 samples drawn by drug inspectors...
  • Medicines worth Rs 66 lakh seized 31-07-2013 10:40 PM

    A large quantity of medicinevalued at Rs 66 lakh were seized on Wednesday from a school premisesnear the Sadar hospital in Bihar's East Champaran district,official sources said. Acting at the directive of the District MagistrateVinay Kumar, SDO Pankaj Kumar raided the premises of atraining school and seized the medicines, the...
  • Adulterated drugs: SC dismisses PIL against Ranbaxy 25-06-2013 11:35 AM

    New Delhi: The Supreme court on Tuesday dismissed a PIL against Ranbaxy. The court in its order said that there is no evidence to show that the pharma giant manufactured substandard drugs. The apex court also said that the petitioner failed to bring in evidence against Ranbaxy. The PIL was...
  • Railways to carry relief material free to Uttarakhand 25-06-2013 05:39 AM

    New Delhi: The railways announced on Monday it would carry relief material for the Uttarakhand flood-victims without any charge for 15 days from Tuesday. "Food items, medicines, clothes, building materials, utensils etc, will be carried to Uttarakhand free of cost by coaching trains for a period of 15 days, from...
  • Three men allegedly gangrape medical student in Udupi 21-06-2013 10:15 PM

    Udupi: A medical student was allegedly sexually assaulted in Udupi, Karnataka on Friday. The 22-year-old medical student from Manipal University was kidnapped and allegedly gangraped by three men. No arrests have been yet made in the case. More details are awaited. ...
  • EU fines Ranbaxy, others for blocking cheaper drugs 19-06-2013 08:22 PM

    Brussels: European antitrust regulators fined nine drug makers, including Denmark's Lundbeck and India's Ranbaxy, a total of 146 million euros for blocking the supply of a cheaper anti-depressant to the market, the first EU sanction against such deals. The punishments follow a 2009 report by the European Commission on the...
  • SC to hear PIL seeking a ban on Ranbaxy drugs today 11-06-2013 08:49 AM

    New Delhi: The Supreme Court will hear a PIL on Tuesday seeking a ban on Ranbaxy drugs. The petitioner cited the pharma giant's case in the US - where Ranbaxy USA admitted to selling substandard and adulterated drugs. The pharma giant was asked to pay a fine of 500 million...
  • Centre gives over Rs 500 crore for alternate medicine 09-06-2013 05:09 AM

    New Delhi: The central government has given more than Rs 500 crore to various states for bringing AYUSH (ayurveda, yoga, unani, siddha and homeopathy) forms of medicine into the mainstream. During 2009-13, Rs 553 crore was given to states and union territories for mainstreaming AYUSH under the National Rural Health...
  • PIL in SC against Ranbaxy for manufacturing adulterated drugs 05-06-2013 09:22 AM

    New Delhi: A Public-interest litigation (PIL) has been moved in the Supreme Court against Ranbaxy Pharma. The PIL is seeking prosecution of all Ranbaxy directors and sealing of its manufacturing units at Paonta Sahib and Devas. This was based on Ranbaxy USA's 500 million dollar settlement with the US for...
  • MP: Expired medicines distributed in Shivraj Singh's constituency 04-06-2013 02:50 PM

    Bhopal: Madhya Pradesh government has started the Aastha and Mamta scheme with a lot of fanfare claiming that it will ensure free treatment of several diseases. Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chauhan said that that aim to provide treatment for all the residents of the state through the Aastha and Mamta...
  • New York college claims Vitamin C kills drug resistant tuberculosis 04-06-2013 10:44 AM

    Mumbai: An unexpected discovery at a New York medical college reveals that Vitamin C can kill drug resistant forms of tuberculosis. This comes as a huge relief for India as the country grapples with the world's fifth highest TB deaths. The discovery has the potential to change the way tuberculosis,...
  • First look into HIV's coating may lead to AIDS cure 31-05-2013 12:49 PM

    Washington: Scientists have for the first time built a detailed molecular model of the complex structure of the inner protein shell of HIV, paving way for potential new treatments for the deadly virus. A team led by researchers at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine described the 4-million-atom structure...
  • J&K: Fake drugs racket busted, Omar government orders probe 28-05-2013 08:50 AM

    Srinagar: A shocking fake drug racket has been busted in Jammu and Kashmir. CNN-IBN has found that spurious medicines are being administered in place of life-saving drugs at various hospitals. Kashmir has been consuming drugs of clay and chalk literally over the past two years. Around a dozen life-saving drugs...