The proposal, which is at an advanced stage, is aimed at ensuring only competent students get to study medicine in foreign universities.
NPPA has increased the price of bare metal stents to Rs7,660 from Rs7,260 and reduced the price of drug-eluting and biodegradable stents to Rs27,890 from Rs29,600.
The health ministry’s proposal of a “bridge course” for doctors of homeopathy and Indian medicine is being rejected by homeopaths and allopaths. Those with Indian medicine are supportive, but of a very different idea.
In an attempt to protect children from tobacco addiction, the ministry has asked state governments to ensure cigarette shops sell only tobacco and not any consumer goods.
The policy proposes changes in the role and function of the National Pharmaceutical Pricing Authority, as well as to its overall structure, which will weaken the autonomy of the body.
The Swadeshi Jagran Manch has accused the pharmaceutical department of undermining the National Pharmaceutical Pricing Agency and diluting its powers.
Maintenance tenders at the Sports Injury Centre in Delhi’s Centre-run Safdarjung Hospital show several financial irregularities, a committee formed to look into the matter has said in its report.
The letter sent by the health ministry revealed how Philip Morris was deploying marketing tactics in India, some targeting young people, that officials said were illegal.
In November 2016, the Delhi high court had ordered the government to finalise a policy on rare disease as patients repeatedly petitioned the court asking that the expensive drugs required for treatment be provided for free.
The health ministry’s “Saathiya Resource Kit” for adolescents represents a glimmer of hope in a country that criminalises homosexuality.
Roche is dragging companies that are manufacturing similar medical products through endless legal battles, discouraging them from entering the market and hence affecting the availability of affordable medicine.
New Delhi: Despite Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s recommendation that parliamentary committees should not contain MPs who have an interest in the subject matter to be taken up, a key panel that earlier this year blocked the Health Ministry’s proposal to increase the size of pictorial warnings on cigarette […]
Despite the decision to make it mandatory for pictorial warnings to cover 85% of cigarette and beedi packaging, the tobacco lobby continues to have its way over the Modi government