Drug

  • Battle over price control: 50 drugs brought under price control sparks outrage July 19, 2014

    The government's decision to expand the number of drugs under price control has sparked a nation-wide debate. While health industry experts have called the move unwarranted and arbitrary, many believe that there is nothing new in the current decision as a lot of drugs were already under the purview of...
  • Cyrus Broacha in conversation with Arun Jaitley May 4, 2014

    With the 2014 Lok Sabha election is unwary, Cyrus Broacha talks to Senior BJP leader Arun Jaitley who is contesting from Amritsar constituency over drug trafficking in Punjab. ...
  • Living It Up: Bugs vs drugs, the battle against superbugs March 7, 2014

    Superbugs could erase a century of medical advances, acc to the Lancet health journal. This came after another recent warning from the US Centre for Disease Control and Prevention saying we are at end of the antibiotic era. Meaning - soon no antibiotics will work for us and many infections...
  • People who ran campaign against me should apologise: Somnath Bharti February 5, 2014

    Delhi Law Minister Somnath Bharti, who attempted a midnight raid at Khirki extension said he is proud of his actions and people who ran a campaign to malign his name should apologise. Speaking exclusively to CNN-IBN, Bharti said, "I feel proud of what I did. I stand by my action....
  • Actor Philip Seymour Hoffman found dead with a needle in his arm February 3, 2014

    Oscar award winner Philip Seymour Hoffman was found dead on Sunday in his apartment in New York. Though investigations are still underway, police suspect a case of drug overdose. ...
  • Amendment to make morphine accessible hangs in balance December 10, 2013

    An Amendment to the Drug Act that will make morphine, a pain killer, accessible across the country still hangs in balance. The question is whether Parliament will find time this winter session to bring relief to Cancer patients. ...
  • How easy is access to drugs inside juvenile reform homes? October 25, 2013

    Earlier this month, 33 inmates escaped from a Delhi juvenile home after running riot for six hours. They threw burning LPG cylinders on the staff, set fire to exit points and trashed the home before running away. This is the third escape attempt from a Delhi juvenile home in two...
  • CJ Show: A childhood lost to drug abuse and child labour September 22, 2013

    Due to poverty and absence of government rehabilitation for underprivileged children, many children across the country work as labourers in small scale industries and as domestic help etc. Most of them fall into drug addiction and other forms of abuse. One such child in Delhi turns CJ to narrate his...
  • Bolt insists 'I am clean' amid recent doping scandals July 26, 2013

    Insisting that he is running clean, Usain Bolt said that the recent spate of doping scandals in athletics will damage the sport. ...
  • Health Ministry to review ban on anti-diabetes drug Pioglitazone July 19, 2013

    The Health Ministry is expected to decide on the fate of anti-diabetes drug Pioglitazone on Friday. The verdict is likely to affect millions of users. The drug has been banned in Germany and France because of the side-effects like gallbladder cancer. ...
  • Doping: Jamaican athletes in crisis July 17, 2013

    Even as the doping shadow looms large on Jamaican athletics, it suffered another body blow as defending 100 metres champion Yohan Blake is out of the World Championships because of injury. ...
  • Dope cloud over sport July 16, 2013

    The latest doping scandal that has engulfed athletics continues to rumble on as another jamaican athlete who failed a dope test has been identified and the big names caught in the net are facing a dark future. ...
  • India Positive: Stories of courage and good work June 9, 2013

    In this episode of India Positive, we bring you the stories of school children, who made world record by scaling Mount Everest. Also story from Punjab - a teachers efforts to steer students away from a life of drugs and stories from across the country. ...
  • 30 Minutes: Punjab fights to steer students away from a life of drugs June 23, 2013

    Punjab, the land of plenty. The state today is faced with an enemy within - drugs. And it's most lethal attack has been on one of the holiest cities for the Sikhs - Amritsar. ...
  • CJ Show: Children denied an education May 27, 2013

    The heart-rending story of recovered child drug addicts denied school admission because of their past. ...
  • Drug prices to be slashed as pricing policy comes into effect May 17, 2013

    From July, more than 300 essential medicines will cost 20 to 25 per cent less, as the new national pricing policy comes into effect. How will this affect us and why are some calling it an eyewash? ...
  • Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore a drug cheat or victim of vendetta? May 15, 2013

    The 2004 Olympics silver medalist failed a drug test a month before the Athens Games which was withheld from not just the public but the IOC too. ...
  • Olympic silver medallist Rajyavardhan Rathore denies doping charges May 15, 2013

    Athens Olympics silver medallist shooter Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore has dismissed allegations from the National Rifle Association of India that he failed a drugs test ahead of the Games in 2004. ...
  • Actor Sanjay Dutt's life in jail for drug case May 15, 2013

    Before the 1993 Bombay blasts case, Sanjay Dutt had spent a few months in jail in 1982 for possession of illegal substances. ...
  • Watch: Venezuela prison that also houses a discotheque May 10, 2013

    In Venezuela, one prison is accused of allowing its prisoners, to party, inside a discotheque within the jail. ...
  • Sports gives clean chit to boxer Vijender Singh April 18, 2013

    Sports Minister Jitendra Singh says that boxer Vijender Singh is free to attend the boxing camps but he will not be attending the current camp. ...
  • NADA gives clean chit to boxer Vijender Singh April 17, 2013

    Olympics silver-medallist Vijender Singh got big relief from NADA as his blood and urine samples tested negative for any banned substances. ...
  • We should wait for Vijender test results: Sports Minister April 4, 2013

    Sports Minister Jitendra Singh told CNN-IBN that WADA rules say that Vijender can be checked for heroin. ...
  • NADA refuses to test Vijender Singh for heroin April 3, 2013

    The NADA is willing to conduct a regular out-of-competition dope test on Vijender but has expressed its inability to test the Olympic bronze-medallist for heroin. ...
  • FTN: SC ruling on Novartis: Should cancer drugs be cheaply available? April 2, 2013

    In a landmark verdict, the Supreme Court of India dismissed a plea by the Swiss pharmaceutical giant Novartis on Monday for a patent on its cancer drug Glivec, paving way for more affordable life saving drug. ...
  • Police case on Vijender Singh is very weak: Lawyer April 2, 2013

    Lawyer Mukul Khanna said that a hair test on Olympian boxer Vijender Singh will be inconclusive as it won't reveal the quantity of the drug consumed. ...
  • Novartis cannot ignore India's huge market: Indian Pharmaceutical Alliance April 1, 2013

    The secretary general of the Indian Pharmaceutical Alliance, DG Shah said that Novartis was merely posturing and it could not ignore the huge market that India provided to its products. ...
  • Patent case: Decision on legal recourse after reading SC judgement, says Novartis April 1, 2013

    The Supreme Court on Monday dismissed Swiss drugmaker Novartis's attempt to win patent protection for its cancer drug Glivec. ...
  • 'Has to be a balance between innovation, affordability of drugs' April 1, 2013

    After the Supreme Court dismissed Swiss pharma company Novartis' plea for a patent on its cancer drug Glivec, pharma expert vikas Dandekar said, "This will be a far reaching decision. Innovation on one side, access and affordability on the other side. The balance has to be done". ...
  • Cancer Patients Aid Association hails SC's verdict April 1, 2013

    In a landmark verdict, the Supreme Court of India dismissed a plea by the Swiss pharmaceutical giant Novartis on Monday for a patent on its cancer drug Glivec, paving way for more affordable life saving cancer drugs. "Generic companies will have a levy that will allow them to survive in...