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Drug Controller General of India (DCGI) has finally given permission to an Indian drug maker, Panacea Biotec for conducting early phase clinical trials in humans  (phase 1 & 2) for the dreaded Dengue virus. A single shot of the...
Fearing microbial contamination, Sun Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd. has recalled two batches of its anti-diabetic drug  Riomet (Metformin Hydrochloride Oral Solution). Sun Pharma which is the biggest Indian drug manufacturer by volume and the fourth largest generic drug producer in the...
What would happen if the voices schizophrenia patients often hear, were to encounter them in person. They would get better apparently. An experimental therapy which involves a face-to-face discussion between a person with schizophrenia and an avatar representing their auditory...
In keeping with the NDA government’s stated objective of promoting alternative systems of medicine, the country’s premier medical research council has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the Ayush ministry for conducting clinical trials of Ayurvedic formulations so that...
If coffee keeps you going, then this one is for you. Mind though, moderation is the key. New Delhi: A review published in the British Medical Journal has found that three to four cups of coffee a day can have...
Despite assurances on the contrary since NDA was voted to power three years ago,  the Indian government has slashed funding for its flagship health programme the National Health Mission. Expenditure Finance Committee a crucial decision making body on government expenses...
A 10-year study of median cigarette prices and infant mortality conducted by researchers at the Imperial College London and some other European institutes shows that an increase of €1 (US $1.18) per pack in the median cigarette price was...
An international TB research consortium has zeroed in upon three possible candidates for trials into a new TB vaccine. There is already an existing vaccine - the Bacillus Calmette–Guérin (BCG) vaccine - that is a part of the immunisation programme...
A top notch health tourism destination, complicated surgeries and “star” doctors many of whom are the pioneers in their respective fields - India’s private healthcare system enjoys a glorious international reputation. It is in short a stark contrast to...
Day after the internet exploded about reports of how Fortis Hospital Gurugram had run a bill of more than Rs 15 lakh for the treatment of a 7-year-old dengue patient, Union health secretary Preeti Sudan has written to the...

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