Medicines take most of patient's money in India, says JAMA report

The study suggested that the government should regulate the drug and diagnostic market and bring down nonmedical costs like travelling to health facilities, food and lodging.

published on : 31st May 2022

Medical shop owners seek action against e-pharm firms

Medical shop owners across the country have raised strong concerns over the sale of medicines online by companies offering products at deep discounts.

published on : 24th May 2022

No shortage of medicines for hospitals: APMIDC

The officer maintained that due to the delay in payment to the suppliers in the past, supply of medicines was affected and now the same has been overcome.

published on : 30th April 2022

GST rate for COVID-19 medicines pegged at five per cent GST: government

Minister of State for Finance Pankaj Chaudhary also said that 66 per cent of government-sponsored health insurance schemes in the country are being run by the central government.

published on : 4th April 2022

800-plus essential drugs to increase by 10.7 per cent from Friday

These scheduled medicines constitute about 18 per cent of the total domestic pharma retail market, valued around Rs 1.5 trillion.

published on : 1st April 2022

Parliamentary panel for framing price control regime for COVID medicines, medical devices

The committee said it was informed that at the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic in February 2020, India was dependent on high-end imported ventilators and to meet the needs.

published on : 22nd March 2022

Government warns against overuse, misuse of COVID medicines

Dr VK Paul said these protocols have been developed by best experts and we have a true concern of overuse misuse of medicines in COVID treatment.

published on : 13th January 2022

EU drug agency recommends approving anti-inflammatory medicine to treat severe COVID cases

The Amsterdam-based EMA said it can now be used on adult COVID-19 patients who are being treated with corticosteroids and require supplemental oxygen or mechanical ventilation.

published on : 7th December 2021

Dairy farmers in the dark about herbal remedies to treat cattle

Lack of awareness of herbal veterinary medicines (Ethno Veterinary Medicine)  is forcing farmers to choose costly chemical formulations. 

published on : 24th November 2021

EU authorises 2 medicines for people at risk of severe COVID

The EMA described the safety profile of both medicines as “favourable," and said that despite a small number of side effects, “the medicines' benefits are greater than their risks.”

published on : 11th November 2021

Consumption of generic medicines up by 10 per cent: Union Health Minister Mansukh Mandaviya

He said that prices of medicines at these Kendras are 50-90 per cent lower than that of branded drugs in the open market.

published on : 11th October 2021

Telangana: Drones to play crucial role in accidents, strokes

As Telangana begins the new drone delivery pilot programme for Covid-19 vaccines, healthcare giants say last-mile delivery of health services through drones is the future of healthcare.

published on : 12th September 2021

Telangana stocks up on Covid meds, equipment ahead of third wave

As the upcoming wave may mostly affect children, the State has built nearly 18,480 Covid beds for them, of which about 11,000 are in the government sector 

published on : 7th August 2021

Five gym owners held for selling banned medicines in UP's Muzaffarnagar

He said they had received complaints that the gyms were involved in supplying "dangerous medicines" at high price to its customers for bodybuilding.

published on : 20th October 2020

Dabur plans subscription-based model for ayurvedic medicines

In a subscription-based model, consumers receives products from a company at a regular interval.

published on : 26th September 2017