Un-utilised and utilised funds in AYUSH India

This is the last week of 2014 and we have finished 9 months of our working in the financial year 2014-2015. What we have achieved in 2014 in alternative medicine sector in India. Central Govt. has recently released details of allocated and utilised funds in AYUSH. For the year 2014-2015, central govt. allocated 1069 crore … Read more

Patented medicines have no generic versions

The total sales turnover of Indian Pharmaceuticals products, which are largely generics, was about Rs.1,20,000 crore in the year 2012-13. In a written reply in the Lok Sabha today the Minister for Chemicals & fertilizers Shri Srikant Kumar Jena had said Indian Pharmaceutical market is mostly of generic medicines. The patented medicines have no generic … Read more

No rise in essential drugs prices

National Pharmaceutical Pricing Authority (NPPA) has not received any specific report that life saving drugs are being sold at high prices due to shortage/insufficient supply of such drugs in the country. In a statement laid in reply to a Starred Question in the Lok Sabha today, the Minister for Chemicals & Fertilisers Shri Srikant Jena … Read more

Netherlands & India sign MoU in the field of Health and Medicine

India signed a MoU with The Netherlands in the field of health and medicine to strengthen bilateral cooperations. The MoU was signed by the Union Health and Family Welfare Minister, Shri Ghulam Nabi Azad and Ms. Edith I Schippers, Minister of Health, Welfare and Sport, Kingdom of the Netherlands. Speaking at the occasion Sh Azad … Read more

India & Ukraine to R&D in pharmaceuticals and bio-pharmaceuticals

India and Ukraine signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) for cooperation in joint ventures and research and development in pharmaceuticals and bio-pharmaceuticals. Both countries also agreed to work towards early conclusion of an agreement to simplify visa procedures to ease movement of business people and tourists. At the fifth session of India-Ukraine Inter-Governmental Commission on … Read more

AYUSH would grow in a big way in 2013 – 2014

The 12th Five Year Plan seeks to expand the reach of healthcare and work towards long term objective of establishing a system of Universal Health Coverage in the country. During the 12th Plan period, AYUSH system would be increasingly main-streamed using their areas of strengths in preventive and promotive healthcare, diseases and health conditions relating … Read more

An opportunity or a threat to homeopathy ?

Maharashtra Legislative Assembly is considering an option to allow homeopathic doctors to practice allopathy in the state. Replying to a calling attention notice on the issue of demand of homeopathic doctors to practice allopathy, state Medical Education Minister Vijay Kumar Gavit said “It is not possible legally to allow medicos to practice a medicine which … Read more

Antipsychotic medicines cause obesity and diabetes

In 2008, roughly 14.3 million Americans were taking antipsychotics—typically prescribed for bipolar disorder, schizophrenia, or a number of other behavioral disorders—making them among the most prescribed drugs in the U.S. Almost all of these medications are known to cause the metabolic side effects of obesity and diabetes, leaving patients with a difficult choice between improving their mental health and damaging their physical health.

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Strong business volumes drive Tata Consultancy Services’ Q1 performance

Tata Consultancy Services (TCS), (BSE: 532540, NSE: TCS), the leading IT services, consulting and business solutions firm reported its consolidated financial results according to Indian GAAP for the quarter and financial year ended June 30, 2011. N Chandrasekaran, chief executive officer and managing director, TCS, said: “Our customer-focused organisation and balanced business model helped us … Read more

HIV :: HIV-TB spreads in Africa, undermines control of world’s 2 deadliest infectious diseases

The largely unnoticed collision of the global epidemics of HIV and tuberculosis (TB) has exploded to create a deadly co-epidemic that is rapidly spreading in sub-Saharan Africa. However, health systems cannot adequately diagnose, treat, or contain the co-epidemic due to unanswered scientific and medical questions, according to a report issued today by The Forum for Collaborative HIV Research and amplified by experts from leading global health organizations.

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