Teena Thacker

  • MHA rejects proposed legislation to protect doctors from assault

    MHA rejects proposed legislation to protect doctors from assault

    While the proposed legislation garnered support from all other departments and ministries but the home ministry, during inter-ministerial consultation, stated that there was no need for a separate legislation to check violence against members of a specific profession. It also said that IPC and CrPC have enough provisions to deal with such cases.

    Govt to come up with financial assistance for fighting rare diseases

    Govt to come up with financial assistance for fighting rare diseases

    The decision comes as the government comes up with a new draft policy for the treatment of rare diseases, more than a year after it withdrew the earlier policy that promised an initial corpus fund of Rs 100 crore for the treatment of patients with rare genetic diseases.

    HC Bars Cipla, 3 others from launching generic version of Bristol-Myers’ drug

    HC Bars Cipla, 3 others from launching generic version of Bristol-Myers’ drug

    Delhi High Court has granted an injunction restraining the domestic pharma companies such as Cipla, Torrent, Emcure, Alkem from selling a medicine used for prevention and treatment of thromboembolic diseases, the patent for which is held by Bristol-Myers Squibb (BMS) as it filed its claims for patent infringement of Apixaban in Delhi HC.

    Experts to decide on inclusion and exclusion of antibiotics from NLEM today

    Experts to decide on inclusion and exclusion of antibiotics from NLEM today

    Government-appointed experts have been tasked with preparing the new NLEM to decide on which group of antibiotics should be included and excluded from the list, in a bid to curb indiscriminate use of antibiotics. The revision of NLEM ensures that antibiotics are available when needed and right antibiotics are prescribed for the right infections.

    Revised NLEM to classify antibiotics by usage

    Revised NLEM to classify antibiotics by usage

    New advice differentiating common antibiotics from those to be used for most serious medical conditions is likely in the revised National List of Essential Medicines.

    Top cancer drugs may come under price control

    Top cancer drugs may come under price control

    Taking cue from the WHO’s revised list of essential medicines, popular biosimilars for cancer cure may get incorporated in India’s revised National List of Essential Medicines.

    Johnson & Johnson faces criminal charges in faulty hip implants case

    Johnson & Johnson faces criminal charges in faulty hip implants case

    The complaint was filed nearly nine years ago, but the police had ignored it until last April, when it launched a probe following a series of reports about allegedly faulty J&J implants and based on the findings of a central government-constituted expert committee.

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