Pharmaceuticals: Drugs & Medicines

People wait in queue to collect medicines from 'Arogya Rath', a government initiative, in Surat.

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Vice President M Venkaiah Naidu during a visit to the Central Institute of Petrochemical Engineering & Technology (CIPET), in Vijayawada.

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A medic checks the temperature of ice packs in a deep freezer at a COVID-19 vaccine storage facility in Ahmedabad.

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A worker arranges BCG vaccine in a box as the newly established Current Good Manufacturing Practice (cGMP) facility rolled out the first batch of 4.5 lakh doses of the vaccines for the Universal Immunisation Programme, at Kings Institute, in Chennai.

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Haryana drug control authorities, along with local police, busted an international drug cartel trying to smuggle out COVID-19 and cancer treatment drugs to Iraq through special evacuation flights being run under Vande Bharat Mission, in Gurgram.

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Haryana drug control authorities, along with local police, busted an international drug cartel trying to smuggle out COVID-19 and cancer treatment drugs to Iraq through special evacuation flights being run under Vande Bharat Mission, in Gurgram.

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A cashier counts money behind bottles of hand sanitizers at a medical supply shop in Jakarta, Indonesia.

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Assam Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal along with state Finance, Health and PWD Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma distribute free medication during the launch of Free Drugs Scheme for Tea Garden Hospitals, in Guwahati.

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Russian President Vladimir Putin, right, visits a pharmacy during his trip to St. Petersburg, Russia.


There is an art to ­sitting on a throne. Adar Poonawalla, 36, started working for the Serum Institute of India, the vaccine and drug ­manufacturing empire of his father Cyrus, at 20. Now, he has also built up a magnificent European art collection. But this is no idle grabber of exp­ensive canvases—his Rs 100 crore clean city initiative in Pune was lauded by the PM. Fittingly, he is now a Swachh Bharat amb­­assador. That’s a squ­eaky clean profile!

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A generic medicine shop in Chittorgarh, Rajasthan

Photograph by Tribhuvan Tiwari

Dr Parvinder Singh (1943-1999) Ranbaxy

Y.K. Hamied, CIPLA

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Dilip Shanghvi, Sun Pharma

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People crowd at a chemist shop as the Prime minister ordered to ban 500 and 1000 rupees notes as part of NDA Govt’s fight against black money and corruption, in New Delhi.

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In this file photo, Phil Blake, President, Bayer Corporation, poses for The Associated Press in Whippany, N.J. "I hope that over the next few years, people will learn that Bayer is more than aspirin,” said Blake.

Former Turing Pharmaceuticals CEO Martin Shkreli, center, leaves court with his lawyer Benjamin Brafman in New York. Shkreli, who has become the poster child of pharmaceutical-industry greed after hiking the price of an anti-infection drug by more than 5,000 percent, is scheduled to appear at a congressional hearing.

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Keeper Of Flocks Dr K. Anand Kumar at one of IIL’s labs in Hyderabad

P. Anil Kumar

Impartial? Dr Tu Youyou, who won the Nobel prize for medicine


Not Recognised Dr R.S. Thakur with his 1986 paper on A. annua

Jitender Gupta

Patients busy to purchase medicine from a Chemist shop despite of protest against online selling of drug in Kolkata , West Bengal.

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In this June 27, 2015 photo, Omkarnath, who goes by the name 'medicine baba', receives unused medicine donated by a woman at a residential neighborhood in New Delhi. The chatty, 79-year-old retired blood-bank technician has been collecting unused prescription drugs from the affluent for the past eight years, and distributing whatever hasn't expired to patients who need medicines they cannot afford.

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Yoga guru Baba Ramdev during a press conference. Ramdev slammed his critics for claiming that 'Divya Putrajeevak Seed', sold by Divya Pharmacy, guarantees a male child.

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Dr Pain Killer Surajit Sinha in his lab

Sandipan Chatterjee

Medicines Shop in Bhagirath Place

Tribhuvan Tiwari

Arun Sawhney, CEO and MD, Ranbaxy

The guilty party? Ranbaxy’s Malvinder Singh with Daiichi Sankyo’s Takashi Shoda

AFP (From Outlook 22 July 2013)

Yusuf Hamied

Soumik Kar

Venkatraman Ramakrishnan

An Ayurvedic raw material supplier at Thrissur and his magic wares

Sanjiv Valsan

After US fine, Ranbaxy medicines see India backlash as major hospitals put out advisory. Mumbai’s Jaslok Hospital issues notice, others “reviewing” situation.

Dinesh Thakur

Peta activists protest at the Animal Quarantine and Certification Station, Chennai

Woof woof Beagle Brigade members gather in Bangalore to exchange notes

People affected with HIV and other health activists shout slogans during a march to oppose a free trade agreement between India and European Union (EU), in New Delhi.

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People affected with HIV and other health activists march with a replica of a capsule to oppose a free trade agreement between India and European Union (EU), in New Delhi.

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A cameraman films the head office of Novartis India Limited in Mumbai.

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Ranjit Shahani, vice chairman and managing director of Novartis India Limited, speaks during a news conference in Mumbai.

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Anand Grover, a lawyer for the Cancer Patients Aid Association, who led the legal fight against Novartis, shows a package of Indian-made cancer drug costing US$175 per month as compared to Novartis' US$2600, during a press conference in New Delhi.

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People buy medicines at a chemist shop that was opened despite a strike in New Delhi. Chemists across Delhi had gone on strike n protest against government's new drug pricing policy.

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Homeopathic doctors staging a protest against the Food and Drug Authoritites' proposal to ban selling of allopathic medicines to homeopathic doctors in Thane, Mumbai.

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Activists of Swadeshi Jagran Manch holding effigy of multinational pharmaceutical company, Novratis during a protest at Jantar Mnatar in New Delhi.

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Pharma majors have much of the law on their side

Tribhuvan Tiwari

Police chase away pharmacists who were protesting against the state government's new drug policy in Srinagar.

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Rejected by the British Patent Office, a UK firm’s attempt to patent the cold fighting qualities of GINGER, after India provided evidence of its age-old use in daily life.

Off the shelves The worry is that the production of generic drugs could be discontinued

Amit Haralkar

Pharmacy students take part in a rally in support of Anna Hazare in Hubli.

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Karunamma, a victim and also a former drugs trials tout

Indonesian AIDS patients protest the EU-India FTA on generic drugs in Jakarta

AFP (From Outlook, June 27, 2011)

Sanjay Rawat

Vigilance, diligence Hospitals across India have been roped in for a programme to monitor unexpected reactions to medicines

Tribhuvan Tiwari

People living with HIV and cancer pose as lying down during a protest in New Delhi. Thousands of people living with HIV and cancer held a rally to protest trade negotiations between India and the European Union that would restrict access to lifesaving drugs and medicines.

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