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Drug controller carries out raids to detect “illegal” oxytocin

Raids in East Delhi, case lodged even as doctors outrage over the restrictionsDays after an order restricting oxytocin manufacture came into effect, the drug...

Stop manufacture, sale of e-cigarettes: Centre tells states

Health ministry advisory to states asks them to stop sale, manufacture, distribution, trade, import, advertisements of e-cigarettes E-cigarettes may be on their way out. Health ministry...

Ahead of manufacture restrictions, Centre assesses oxytocin stocks

States asked to look out for artificial shortage of the life-saving drug The Union Health Ministry today held a video conference with the States/UTs on...

Cut-off for NEET PG, superspeciality lowered by 15 percentile

The move to lower NEET cut-off by 15 percentile will benefit 18000 students If you are planning to appear for NEET PG or superspeciality examinations...

Health ministry bans over the counter sale of 14 ointments; prescriptions...

All the ointments and creams have been included under Schedule H of Drugs and Cosmetics Act In a bid to crack down upon increasing resistance...

2 senior most officers in directorate general of health services fight...

DGHS Dr Jagdish Prasad returns from leave, unhappy somebody else given charge The health ministry witnessed some very heated moments on Tuesday afternoon when director...

PHFI is partly free of FCRA restrictions but 9 month impasse...

The home ministry sanctions against Public Health Foundation of India and the partial relief granted last month are perfect examples of how ministries work...

“Living will”: doctors have to obtain nod from euthanasia committees

A new draft bill for passive euthanasia requires hospitals to set up committees that will consider such applications even when a "living will" is...

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