Britain’s Health Secretary Thérèse Coffey shared antibiotics with a friend: What does the law say
The British Medical Association described Thérèse Coffey’s actions as ‘not only potentially dangerous, but also against the law’ as antibiotics are ‘prescription-only medicines’, and sharing them raises several concerns
Over 47 per cent antibiotic formulations used in India in 2019 unapproved: Lancet study
The researchers at Boston University, United States and Public Health Foundation of India, New Delhi, examined the private sector antibiotic use, which contributes to 8590 per cent of the total consumption in India
Sri Lanka crisis: Over six million people 'food insecure', says World Food Programme
The economic crisis has led to an acute shortage of essential items like food, medicine, cooking gas, fuel and toilet paper, with Sri Lankans being forced to wait in lines for hours outside stores to buy fuel and cooking gas
'Antiviral medicines may shorten monkeypox virus symptoms, reduce contagious phase'
In the Lancet study, the researchers also reported detection of monkeypox virus in blood and throat swabs
In conversation with Dr Aniruddha (Anu) Hazra on his initiative to make medical education 'trans-affirmative and inclusive'
Dr Aniruddha (Anu) Hazra says trans-affirmative medical care will help the trans community to 'access competent, compassionate care without judgement or prejudice, and build a trusting therapeutic relationship with their physician'
Sri Lanka crisis: Indian Navy delivers first consignment of critical medicine in Colombo
India in the last six months has provided assistance on several fronts to it's neighbouring country Sri Lanka
Even death of patient on the face of it cannot be medical negligence, says Supreme Court
Supreme Court said that it clearly emerges from the exposition of law that a medical practitioner is not to be held liable simply because things went wrong from mischance or misadventure
Drug shortages persist in Russia after start of Ukraine war
Experts and health authorities in Russia say the drug shortages are temporary but some remain worried that high-quality medicines will keep disappearing in the Russian market
Change in fee criteria for private medical colleges brings cheer for NEET aspirants; check details here
The benefit of this fee structure would be made available first to candidates who had obtained government quota seats
Delhi High Court seeks Centre's response on plea challenging NEET for AYUSH courses
The bench said to AYUSH (practitioners), who want to do operations but not appear for NEET, on one hand you are saying you are competitive, but when asked to appear in NEET, you are saying we are not; see the double standard.
Supreme Court says regulation of medical education has become business, tragedy of nation
The top court was hearing a batch of pleas of 41 Post Graduate doctors and others who have challenged the last minute changes made to the NEET Super Speciality Examination 2021 syllabus
Demystifying clinical trials: Everything you need to know about process, safety, eligibility
Increased public awareness and proactive participation in clinical trials are the keys to developing new treatments for of diseases in India and around the globe.
Scripting independent India’s pharma industry journey from non-existent to a world leader
Going forward, emphasis should be on creating industry-academia linkage to promote R&D activities and effort should be made to upgrade pharmacy courses and skilling of new talent.
Cyrus Poonawalla against using cocktail of COVID-19 vaccines, says efficacy not proven in field trials
A recent study by ICMR involving 98 people, 18 of whom had been mistakenly given both Covishield and Covaxin in Uttar Pradesh, showed that combining the two elicited better resistance
From the COVID-19 pandemic, experts have a roadmap to lowering the costs of medicine
The decades-long trend of rising drug prices, described by Eroom’s Law, is in part a result of regulatory inefficiencies.
How the gender divide in medicine and clinical research is adversely impacting women's health
Women’s health has too often been considered a niche area — even though it involves roughly 50 percent of the world’s population.
New study finds out how the SARS-CoV-2 virus attaches itself to our cells
This new study will help scientists in the development of new drugs for treating COVID-19.
As more COVID-19 vaccines get approval, experts debate if it's time for trial volunteers to get the real thing
In an ideal world, vaccine trial participants could hold off to discover whether they received the dummy shot or the vaccine. But experts agree the current circumstances are extraordinary
COVID-19-triggered mucormycosis cases rise in India: Symptoms, treatment and risk factors of deadly black fungal infection
According to CDC, mucormycosis is not contagious, and usually occurs when someone inhales the fungal spores directly. The best way to prevent mucormycosis, therefore, relies on preventing contact with fungal spores.
US elections: Donald Trump has normalised selfishness, made it America's national credo
When a once-in-a-century pandemic strikes, public health experts ask all to wear masks, but the US president tells Americans that mask-wearing is one of those rules not to be followed (like paying taxes, like the emoluments clause, like campaign finance laws, like obstructing justice)