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Snapdeal Offices Raided in Mumbai for Selling Prescription Drugs Online

Snapdeal, which has raised huge funding for its expansion recently, saw itself in the mud following raids by officials from the Maharashtra Food & Drugs Administration (FDA) for selling prescription drugs online, without following the required procedural norms. FDA sleuths raided Snapdeal’s offices in Goregaon, north-west Mumbai, after a clear tip-off that prescription drugs like Ascoril cough syrup, Vigora tablets, ...

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509 Drugs in Country Made Cheaper Now: Minister

The drug pricing and controlling regulator has fixed the ceiling price of 509 essential medicines bringing down the prices of 127 drugs by over 40 percent, informed the minister today. The National Pharmaceutical Pricing Authority (NPPA) has has fixed the ceiling price of 509 essential medicines out of 680 medicines (628 net medicines) contained in the Schedule-1 of DPCO 2013, Minister ...

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India joining TPP regime will make medicines costly, inaccessible for poor: Experts

With the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) agreement expected in weeks, experts have warned if India gives in to US “pressure” to join the deal,it will “damage” the access of medicines in developing nations. The TPP is a regional free trade agreement being negotiated by 12 countries across the Asia-Pacific region – Australia, Brunei Darussalam, Canada, Chile, Japan, Malaysia, Mexico, New Zealand, ...

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Swine Flu: Health Ministry Reviews Steps Taken So Far

The Union Health Ministry reviewed the status of H1N1 influenza being reported from different states today at a high level meeting chaired by the health secretary B P Sharma attended among others Director General, Health Services (DGHS) Dr. Jagdish Prasad, representatives of leading government hospitals such as Dr. Ram Manohar Lohia Hospital, Safdurjung, AIIMS, and from Indian Council of Medical ...

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World AIDS Day Today: Drug shortage hits HIV patients hard in India

Thirty-four-year-old Ratan Singha, an AIDS patient, who wanted to live, borrowed heavily to fund his second-line therapy of anti-retroviral therapy (ART) drugs but was compelled to buy the medicines from the open market as they were not available at a local government centre in Manipur. Singha, who had spent his life in pursuit of alcohol and injectible drugs, could not ...

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New Method to Make Drugs to Treat Cancer, Malaria

Scientists have developed a revolutionary new way to manufacture natural chemicals and used it to assemble a scarce anti-inflammatory drug with potential to treat cancer and malaria, a news release by the Australian National University (ANU) said on Tuesday. The breakthrough could lead to new and cheaper ways to produce rare drugs in large quantities. “We took small molecules and ...

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Jammu & Kashmir Floods Update: Telecom Stuff Airlifted to Restore Phone Lines in Srinagar

The Indian Armed Forces have used their military skill-sets to undertake massive rescue and relief operation in the flood affected area of Jammu and Kashmir deploying first time BSNL loads and other communication equipment from Jammu and Bangalore. 3G towers numbering 90 have started working. 10 VSAT systems are being air lifted to restore critical telecom towers. Sattelite link from ...

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