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  • Dawood Ibrahim's brother Iqbal Kaskar gets one-day NCB custody in drugs case Jun 26, 2021 11:01 AM IST

    Dawood Ibrahim's brother Iqbal Kaskar gets one-day NCB custody in drugs case

    Magistrate M M Mali on Friday remanded Kaskar in the anti-drugs agency's custody. Kaskar's alleged involvement in the case surfaced following the recent seizure of 27 kg of hashish. The NCB officials had sought his custody for examination in the case, an official has said.

  • WazirX, other exchanges accused of aiding drug trade, company denies Jun 18, 2021 06:39 PM IST

    WazirX, other exchanges accused of aiding drug trade, company denies

    Crypto exchange WazirX was accused of aiding drug trade, adding to the list of issues that keep cropping up at the exchange. However WazirX denied its involvement and said the person accused of drug trade does not use WazirX

  • Delhi citizens grapple with crippling medical deficiencies amid second wave of pandemic May 06, 2021 06:46 PM IST

    Delhi citizens grapple with crippling medical deficiencies amid second wave of pandemic

    Scarce and overpriced medical supplies, non-availability of oxygen and exorbitantly priced ambulances to take those seriously ill or dying to far flung corners of the national capital; these are some of the outstanding features that constitute life in the metro today

  • Rhea Chakraborty's bail challenged by NCB in Supreme Court, hearing on March 18 Mar 15, 2021 06:12 PM IST

    Rhea Chakraborty's bail challenged by NCB in Supreme Court, hearing on March 18

    The prosecution has accused Rhea of being involved in a drug syndicate, and financing the narcotic substance allegedly forwarded to her late boyfriend and actor Sushant Singh Rajput.

  • Government extends PLI to more sectors, announces Rs 15,000 crore for pharma, Rs 7350 crore for IT hardware Feb 24, 2021 03:44 PM IST

    Government extends PLI to more sectors, announces Rs 15,000 crore for pharma, Rs 7350 crore for IT hardware

    Centre believes PLI scheme will make India's $ 40 billion pharmaceuticals industry globally competitive and less reliant on imports for high-end patented drugs. The new incentives for domestic manufacture of IT hardware aims to raise domestic value addition to 20% - 25% by 2025 and make India a global hub for Electronics System Design and Manufacturing.

  • Economic Survey 2021: India has potential to become ‘pharmacy of the world’ Jan 29, 2021 05:49 PM IST

    Economic Survey 2021: India has potential to become ‘pharmacy of the world’

    The Indian pharmaceutical industry, valued at $41 billion, is expected to grow to $65 billion by 2024 and $120-130 billion by 2030, the survey says.

  • NCB arrests film producer Firoz Nadiadwala's wife Shabana Saeed, seizes ganja Nov 09, 2020 04:25 PM IST

    NCB arrests film producer Firoz Nadiadwala's wife Shabana Saeed, seizes ganja

    NCB Mumbai zonal director Sameer Wankhede told PTI that Firoz Nadiadwala was summoned by the anti-drugs agency earlier in the day, but he failed to appear.

  • Government must reconsider its flawed approach towards drugs Sep 14, 2020 12:35 PM IST

    Government must reconsider its flawed approach towards drugs

    By imposing exceedingly severe jail terms, perhaps more harm is being done to drug users than by their use of the drugs

  • Big haul | Drugs worth Rs 1,000 crore seized at Navi Mumbai port Aug 10, 2020 11:01 AM IST

    Big haul | Drugs worth Rs 1,000 crore seized at Navi Mumbai port

    The drugs seized at Nhava Sheva port were transported inside pipes and brought to India through Afghanistan.

  • DGTR recommends anti-dumping duty on import of Ciprofloxacin HCL Jun 16, 2020 09:51 AM IST

    DGTR recommends anti-dumping duty on import of Ciprofloxacin HCL

    The DGTR move comes after a complaint by Aarti Drugs

  • Drugmaker Sanofi to raise over $11 billion via sale of Regeneron shares May 27, 2020 11:52 AM IST

    Drugmaker Sanofi to raise over $11 billion via sale of Regeneron shares

    Earlier this week, Regeneron had said it would repurchase about $5 billion of its shares directly from Sanofi, without altering their over-a-decade-long partnership.

  • West Bengal: 2 held for trying to smuggle drugs under garb of essential items May 19, 2020 07:22 AM IST

    West Bengal: 2 held for trying to smuggle drugs under garb of essential items

    The Special Task Force (STF) of Kolkata Police on Monday seized around 10,000 bottles of Phensedyl Syrup from a lorry which was plying under the garb of ferrying essential goods

  • Huge fentanyl haul seized in Asia's biggest-ever drugs bust May 18, 2020 01:48 PM IST

    Huge fentanyl haul seized in Asia's biggest-ever drugs bust

    The seizure of the fentanyl derivative was part of Asia's biggest-ever interception of illicit drugs, precursors and drug-making equipment, including 193 million methamphetamine tablets known as yaba

  • Dr Reddy's to recall 1,752 bottles of heartburn drug in the US May 10, 2020 01:30 PM IST

    Dr Reddy's to recall 1,752 bottles of heartburn drug in the US

    Drug major Dr Reddy's Laboratories is recalling 1,752 bottles of generic heartburn medicine in the US after the American health regulator found quality issues with the product.

  • 3 Point Analysis | Why is plasma therapy a beacon of hope in finding COVID-19 cure? Apr 17, 2020 08:29 PM IST

    3 Point Analysis | Why is plasma therapy a beacon of hope in finding COVID-19 cure?

    Moneycontrol's Sakshi Batra does a 3 point analysis of the plasma therapy that is being looked at as a beacon of hope.

  • India likely to soon ease some drug export curbs after US pressure: Sources Apr 01, 2020 03:05 PM IST

    India likely to soon ease some drug export curbs after US pressure: Sources

    India, which supplies more than a quarter of the world's generic drugs, last month restricted exports of 26 pharmaceutical ingredients and the medicines made from them. The move was seen as an attempt to secure supplies for its domestic population after the outbreak played havoc with the industry's supply chain globally.

  • Malaria drugs’ promise for coronavirus spurs hope, shortages Mar 25, 2020 11:30 AM IST

    Malaria drugs’ promise for coronavirus spurs hope, shortages

    Chloroquine and a similar drug, hydroxychloroquine, showed encouraging signs in small, early tests against the coronavirus. But the drugs have major side effects, one reason scientists don’t want to give them without evidence of their value, even in this emergency.

  • Coronavirus pandemic | Scientists identify 69 drugs to test against disease Mar 24, 2020 11:09 AM IST

    Coronavirus pandemic | Scientists identify 69 drugs to test against disease

    Some of the medications are already used to treat other diseases and re-purposing them to treat COVID-19 may be faster than trying to invent a new anti-viral from scratch

  • How potent is the bulk drugs pill? Mar 23, 2020 09:33 AM IST

    How potent is the bulk drugs pill?

    The package to promote local API units is silent on brownfield capacities and skirts the issue of drug price control

  • NCB arrests 9, busts international drugs cartel worth Rs 1,300 cr Dec 14, 2019 11:30 AM IST

    NCB arrests 9, busts international drugs cartel worth Rs 1,300 cr

    Sharing preliminary inputs, officials said five Indians, an American, an Indonesian and two Nigerians have been arrested in this operation.

  • Mankind Pharma launches drug for treatment of infertility in India Dec 05, 2019 03:07 PM IST

    Mankind Pharma launches drug for treatment of infertility in India

    With the launch, the company has become the first Indian and second global firm to develop the drug, Mankind Pharma said in a statement. The company's product is generic version of Abbott's Duphaston tablets, it added.

  • Government bans colistin for use in poultry industry Jul 22, 2019 03:15 PM IST

    Government bans colistin for use in poultry industry

    Colistin’s manufacture, formulation and sale and distribution have now been prohibited by the Union Health ministry on grounds of misuse by poultry farmers 

  • Regulator probes Bio-Med unit after meningitis vaccine samples fail test Jul 19, 2019 10:54 AM IST

    Regulator probes Bio-Med unit after meningitis vaccine samples fail test

    Drug inspectors visited its facility in Ghaziabad to seize stocks and investigate the source of contamination. The drug controller general of India has launched a probe into Bio-Med’s facility after samples of meningitis vaccine failed the sterility test at government labs in Kasauli, Himachal Pradesh

  • Zydus Cadila gets USFDA nod for Teriflunomide tablets Dec 01, 2018 07:19 PM IST

    Zydus Cadila gets USFDA nod for Teriflunomide tablets

    Zydus group now has 237 approvals from the USFDA and has so far filed over 340 abbreviated new drug applications.

  • Trade names of drugs may soon be regulated to avoid confusion among customers Nov 29, 2018 04:14 PM IST

    Trade names of drugs may soon be regulated to avoid confusion among customers

    Health officials believe that many medicines, being sold under the same name in India, put patients' safety at risk

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