PHARMACIES

  • MCI summons over 300 doctors for allegedly receiving bribes from a pharma firm November 18, 2014

    New Delhi: The Medical Council of India (MCI) has summoned over 300 doctors to question them on an anonymous complaint that they had been bribed by a pharmaceutical firm. Reacting to the complaint, the MCI has said that it has already questioned 166 doctors. The probe is at an initial stage...
  • OTC drug market to reach $6.6 billion by 2016 October 5, 2014

    New Delhi: The over the counter (OTC) drug market in India is expected to grow to $6.6 billion by 2016 with pharma companies and chemists increasing their presence in the rural market. India's OTC drug market stood at $3 billion in 2011 and a "rise...
  • After Amma Canteen, Amma Pharmacy, Tamil Nadu government launches Amma Cement September 26, 2014

    Chennai: Tamil Nadu Chief minister Jayalalithaa has announced a new scheme called Amma Cement. The cement will be sold at a concessional rate of Rs 190 per bag and a maximum of 750 bags can be bought under this scheme. The Tamil Nadu government will procure 2 lakh metric tonnes of...
  • US drug patent expiries to benefit Indian pharma industry September 10, 2014

    Mumbai: Expiry of drug patents in the US is great news for not only consumers but also the domestic pharmaceutical industry, where generics account for about 75 per cent of total sales, CARE Ratings said in its report released on Wednesday. Indian pharmaceutical companies have an opportunity to capitalise on the...
  • Medical health cards mushroom as against insurance policies August 22, 2014

    New Delhi: With medical costs going through the roof, patients are in the frantic on looking for options that could save family budget from expenditures that cannot be done away due to the necessary procedures which the patients have to undergo. The traditional health insurance plans have been a solution until...
  • Google to pay $250 million to fight illegal online pharmacies August 9, 2014

    San Francisco: Google has agreed in a court settlement to spend at least $250 million over the next five years to help fight illegal online pharmacies selling to US customers, documents showed Friday. The US Internet search giant made the commitment in settling a lawsuit from shareholders alleging Google failed to...
  • Jayalalitha expands Brand Amma, launches Amma pharmacies June 26, 2014

    Chennai: Brand Amma has attached itself to another business with Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Jayalalithaa launching Amma pharmacies on Thursday. This comes after Amma canteens, Amma water and Amma salt. The state government has launched 10 such pharmacies in Chennai and 90 in the rest of the state. These pharmacies will...
  • Jayalalithaa to launch Amma pharmacies in Tamil Nadu today June 25, 2014

    Chennai: After Amma canteens, water and salt, Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Jayalalithaa is all set to launch Amma pharmacies on Thursday. The state government plans to launch 10 such pharmacies across Chennai and 90 in the rest of the state. These medical shops will sell medicines at a subsided...
  • Chinese women breeds 100,000 cockroaches in her home June 15, 2014

    Beijing: An enterprising Chinese woman has turned her house into a breeding ground for 100,000 cockroaches and sending them to pharmaceutical companies to be used in some Chinese medicines. Yuan Mexia, a 37yearold pharmacy employee in Fujian province in eastern China, breeds the cockroaches in her countryside home as they are...
  • Medicine shops closed in protests against new drug policy March 28, 2014

    Medical stores and pharmacies in Lucknow were closed on Friday to protest the central government's new drug policy. All wholesaler shops have also joined the one-day token protest, an office bearer of the striking drug association told IANS. Only drug stores inside the King George's Medical University will be open for...
  • Free pharmacy store, convergence block inaugurated at AIIMS March 3, 2014

    New Delhi: Out-patients at AIIMS will be able to get free generic drugs from Monday, thanks to a pharmacy store that opened on its campus on Sunday. Union Health Minister Ghulam Nabi Azad inaugurated a 'Free Generic Pharmacy Store' and a multi-storied Convergence Block that will house departments from the academics...
  • Bhopal student suicide: Five accused arrested, family demands justice August 9, 2013

    Bhopal: Four female students and a teacher of the RKDF college in Bhopal have been arrested after an 18yearold pharmacy student of the same college killed herself, leaving behind a suicide note naming the five accused alleging that they ragged her for over six months. Eighteenyearold Anita, a second year Pharmacy...
  • Bhopal: Pharmacy student alleges ragging by seniors, commits suicide August 8, 2013

    Bhopal: A second year pharmacy student in Bhopal committed suicide, alleging she was ragged by her seniors. In her suicide note the deceased blamed four senior girls and a boy for allegedly harassing her. The note mentions that they tried to force her into a relationship with the boy and...
  • Andhra Pradesh split: Will investment take a hit in Hyderabad? July 31, 2013

    Hyderabad: With Andhra Pradesh headed for a divide, investors from Seemandhra are worried about the fate of Hyderabad which will be the joint capital of Telangana and Andhra Pradesh for 10 years. Over the years, Hyderabad has established its image as one of India's top professional cities. It is India's...
  • Apollo Pharmacy resumes selling Ranbaxy drugs June 10, 2013

    Mumbai: Apollo Pharmacy started selling Ranbaxy drugs at its stores again on Monday after the company recertified its stocks. Apollo Pharmacy had on Friday issued a cautionary advisory against Ranbaxy drugs and had temporarily suspended their sale. Earlier, Mumbai's Jaslok Hospital had also stopped the use of Ranbaxy drugs. "Our...
  • Apollo Pharmacy issues advisory against Ranbaxy drugs June 7, 2013

    Mumbai: Apollo Pharmacy on Friday issued a cautionary advisory against Ranbaxy drugs and temporarily suspended their sale. Earlier, Mumbai's Jaslok Hospital had stopped the use of Ranbaxy drugs. "Our medical committee, which is a very strong committee within Apollo, has reviewed the matter and recommended, as a cautionary measure, we should...
  • Saudi Arabia to allow women to work in pharmacies February 4, 2013

    Riyadh: Saudi Labor Minister Adel Faqih announced on the weekend that women will soon be allowed to work in pharmacies, a job held only by men so far, media reports said. Faqih said at a private business event that his ministry was working to prepare a "safe and proper" environment...
  • Govt to spend 2 per cent GDP on health sector August 12, 2012

    Chandigarh: The government on Saturday said it will spend nearly two per cent of GDP on health care sector. "This is in the 12th Plan. We will be spending about two per cent of our GDP, which is 100 per cent increase. The government is taking all steps to boost...
  • Drug safety norms being severely compromised May 14, 2012

    Mumbai: A Parliamentary committee has uncovered a nexus between doctors, government bodies and pharmacy companies to approve new drugs without the mandatory clinical trials. The doctors from top hospitals wrote to the country's Drug Controller General, to allow new drugs to be marketed, without clinical trials a shocking lapse, highlighted...
  • Chennai: No pharmacy, internet at railway stations April 26, 2012

    CHENNAI: They are the two major railway terminals linking Chennai with the rest of the country. Attracting over three lakh people every day, the citys premier landmarks handle roughly 150 trains, and tens of thousands of passengers. However, the absence of a pharmacy is a blot on these stations, which...
  • Indian American gets 12 years jail term for drug scam December 15, 2009

    Washington: An Indian American has been sentenced to 12 years in prison by a Texas court and ordered to pay $68 million in restitution for his involvement in an elaborate rogue internet pharmacy scheme. Rakesh Jyoti Saran, 47, of Arlington, Texas, pleaded guilty to one count of conspiracy to commit healthcare...
  • Indian gets 30yr jail in US for selling illegal drugs December 15, 2007

    Philadelphia (US): A graduate student from India who organised an illegal Internet pharmacy network has been sentenced to 30 years in prison. Twentynineyearold Akhil Bansal a doctor studying for a business degree at Temple University, ran a network with his family that smuggled 11 million prescription pills from India and distributed...