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Regulate stent prices to prevent exploitation of patients: health campaigners

While the government fixes the prices of stents, it must also take urgent action to investigate corrupt practices and overcharging

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Antibiotic pollution by pharmaceutical industries a global concern

As the world observes the Antibiotic Awareness Week, it is vital that the environmental spread of antimicrobial resistance is duly recognised …

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Ethics vs economics: the cost of outsourcing clinical trials to developing countries

On Human Experiments – As demand grows for newer and better drugs for an expanding range of conditions, so too does the need for …

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Drugs and cosmetics amendment bill withdrawn from Rajya Sabha

Newer areas like stem cells, regenerative medicines, medical devices and clinical trial cannot be effectively regulated under the existing law,…

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Drug companies are buying doctors – for as little as a $16 meal

An important new study in the United States has found doctors who receive just one cheap meal from a drug company tend to prescribe a lot more …

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Drug companies are buying doctors – for as little as a $16 meal

An important new study in the United States has found doctors who receive just one cheap meal from a drug company tend to prescribe a lot more …

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What drives innovation?

The new Intellectual Property Rights policy is based on a tenuous premise that having more IPRs will result in more innovation

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The new tuberculosis drug is effective, but unaffordable

The drug "delamanid" is not registered in countries with high tuberculosis rates, limiting its access

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Finally, a US revolt on drug price

American legislators are trying to enact new laws to force the pharma industry to explain pricing of specialty drugs

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Drugs on EMI

People in an extremely backward Haryana town, where almost every fifth person has hepatitis C, are forced to seek treatment on EMIs

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`Many doctors are simply businessmen'

Samiran Nundy, chairperson of the department of surgical gastroenterology and organ transplantation at Sir Ganga Ram …

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Troubled minds

In spite of a National Mental Health Programme being in place, very few people suffering from mental illnesses in India get treatment, either …

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