Friday, Sep 17, 2021

Pharmaceuticals: Drugs & Medicines

Zydus Cadila Gets USFDA Nod For Schizophrenia Treatment Drug

Sep 09, 2021 Outlook Web Desk

The company said that it would manufacture the drug at its manufacturing facility at the SEZ, Ahmedabad.

Serum Institute Gets DCGI's Nod To Produce Covid Vaccine Sputnik V In India

Jun 04, 2021 Outlook Web Bureau

Serum Institute of India has collaborated with Gamaleya Research Institute of Epidemiology and Microbiology, Moscow in Russia for developing Sputnik V at its licensed Hadapsar facility.

Asia's Biggest Pharma Hub At Baddi Plunges Into Crisis As Raw Material Prices Shoot Up

The main problem is the procurement of active pharmaceutical ingredients, a key manufacturing material, 85% of which comes from China.

Covid-19 Vaccine By Oxford-AstraZeneca 'Effective', Phase 3 Trials Show

Nov 23, 2020 Associated Press (AP)

India is expected to receive 100 Million AstraZenaca vaccine shots by next month, reports claim

Antiviral Remdesivir Becomes First FDA Approved Drug To Treat COVID-19

Remdesivir works by inhibiting a substance the virus uses to make copies of itself.

17 September, 2020

Trump Identifies India Along With 20 Other Nations As Major Illicit Drug-Producing Countries


US President Donald Trump said countries such as Afghanistan, India, The Bahamas, Belize, Burma, Colombia, Costa Rica and the Dominican Republic among others are a major drug transit or illicit drug producing nations.

24 August, 2020

We Should Call Traditional Medicine The Original Medicine: Dr Apurve Mehra

Lola Nayar

Dr Apurve Mehra, founder of Biogetica, tells Outlook that every system of medicine -- traditional or allopathy -- has its strengths and that the debate around which of the two is more efficient is pointless.

13 August, 2020

Zydus Cadila Launches Generic Version Of Remdesivir At Rs 2,800 Per Vial In India


The company said the drug will be made available across India through the group’s distribution chain reaching out to government and private hospitals treating COVID-19 patients.

25 June, 2020

Use Of Cholesterol-Lowering Statin Drugs Linked To Lower Death Rate In Covid-19 Patients: Study


The research, published in the journal Cell Metabolism, also showed that mortality risk and other negative outcomes were not increased by combination therapy consisting of statins and blood pressure-lowering drugs called angiotensin-converting enzyme (ACE) inhibitors and angiotensin II receptor blockers (ARBs).

31 March, 2020

Chemists Claim Shortage of Essential Medicines Due To Hoarding & Panic Buying

Jeevan Prakash Sharma

In a state like Punjab, where the government has enforced strict curfew norms because of a huge NRI population, chemists are not allowed to open shops and only home delivery of medicines is allowed.

28 March, 2020

Coronavirus Lockdown: In Many Parts Of India, Insulin And Other Refrigerated Medicine Short In Supply

Jeevan Prakash Sharma

Pharmacist associations say cancellation of domestic flights - both cargo and passenger - has affected the supply of refrigerated medicines in many parts.

11 October, 2019

Ex-Ranbaxy Promoters Malvinder Singh, Shivinder Singh Sent to 4-Day Custody

Outlook Web Bureau

Malvinder Singh, Shivinder Singh and three others were arrested for allegedly misappropriating funds of Religare Finvest Ltd

10 October, 2019

Ranbaxy And The Culture Of Jugaad: What Brought A Leading Company Down

Katherine Eban

With the arrest of Shivinder Singh and Malvinder Singh on a complaint by Religare Fininvest, the spotlight has once again fallen on the dealings by the two brothers.

04 October, 2019

Spurious Drugs Flooding Indian Market, Consumers Suffering Due To Data Fraud: Katherine Eban

Naseer Ganai

Journalist and author Katherine Eban's book 'Bottle of Lies: The Inside Story of the Generic Drug Boom' is being seen as a damning indictment of the Indian pharma industry and the Indian regulators

01 April, 2019

Johnson And Johnson Baby Shampoo Samples Fail Indian Quality Test, Company Rejects Findings

Outlook Web Bureau

This comes just a few months after Indian authorities launched an investigation into J&J’s Baby Powder to see if it contains cancer-causing asbestos.

30 March, 2019

Chemist Kills Health Officer After She Cancelled His Licence For Possessing Intoxicants

Outlook Web Bureau

The official, Neha Shorie, was posted with the Drug and Food Chemical Laboratory in Kharar and dealth with licensing in Mohali and Ropar districts, they said.

14 February, 2019

US Seeks Briefing On Contaminated Drugs From India, China

Outlook Web Bureau

The recalls appear to be connected to at least two foreign drug manufacturing facilities -- Zhejiang Huahai Pharmaceutical in China and Hetero Labs in India.

11 January, 2019

SC Closes Case Against Johnson And Johnson Over Faulty Hip Implants

Outlook Web Bureau

The Union Health Ministry said that a compensation scheme has been formulated by it to ensure proper compensation to the victims of faulty hip implants.

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Heavy traffic jam on Delhi- Gurugram expressway at Gurugram- Delhi border due to barricading by Delhi Police, in the view of Shiromani Akali Dal workers and farmers' protests, near Sirhaul Toll Plaza in Gurugram.

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Jharkhand BJP President Deepak Prakash during the launch of 'Seva aur Samarpan Abhiyan', on the occasion of the 71st birthday of Prime Minister Narendra Modi, at BJP headquarters in Ranchi,

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Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar addresses the inauguration function of 'Maha Tikakaran Abhiyan 2.0', on the ocasion of PM Narendra Modi's birthday, at Patliputra Sport Complex in Patna.

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Manish Sisodia, Deputy Chief Minister of Delhi attends the 42nd GST Council meeting, in Lucknow.

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Taliban: What’s Next For The International Community?

With all foreign soldiers out of Afghanistan, the Taliban is now in a position to do pretty much what it wants.

Sep 13, 2021 Seema Guha

Rising Challenges Of Plagiarism In The Era Of Online Education

It can be a crucial stepping stone to develop young minds to appreciate the importance of practising honesty throughout their academic journey and lay the foundations for successful professional careers.

Sep 12, 2021 Chaitali Moitra

Vaccine Mandates Harm Long-Term Public Health

One can be pro-religion, but against coerced religion; one can be pro-vaccines, but against coercion and mandates

Sep 12, 2021 Kameswari Chebrolu

Why School In ‘The Cloud’ Will Be Our New Normal

We can do anything with the Cloud. Buy and sell, eat, cook, get our clothes, houses, cars, watch movies, read books, listen to music, talk, write, communicate, ask, create, teach, learn, heal…. Schools must prepare children for this world.

Sep 12, 2021 Sugata Mitra