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  • Israel keen on sharing advanced tech in healthcare with India Jul 04, 2017 08:18 PM IST

    Israel keen on sharing advanced tech in healthcare with India

    Israel has expressed its willingness to share advanced digital technology in the health sector, which can be used for integration, analysis and processing of patients data, with India.

  • US FDA move to hasten generic approvals may be a mixed bag for Indian drug cos Jun 28, 2017 01:31 PM IST

    US FDA move to hasten generic approvals may be a mixed bag for Indian drug cos

    To encourage generic drug development, the US FDA posted a list of branded drugs that have no listed patents or exclusivity and for which the agency has yet to approve a generic drug application.

  • Pharma wrap: USFDA promises faster approvals, Aadhaar must for TB treatment Jun 24, 2017 04:15 PM IST

    Pharma wrap: USFDA promises faster approvals, Aadhaar must for TB treatment

    After three weeks of decent show this week most pharma stocks ended red. The week highlights include government making Aadhaar mandatory for treatment of tuberculosis, IHH pulling out of Fortis deal, US FDA chief indicating about speeding up generic approvals and Cipla settling an important patent challenge case with Roche on cancer drug Tarceva.

  • Novartis says its painkiller can prevent recurrence of heart attacks, strokes Jun 23, 2017 06:53 PM IST

    Novartis says its painkiller can prevent recurrence of heart attacks, strokes

    Ilaris costs about USD 200,000 for a single year's treatment. Novartis makes around USD 250 million annually on the drug. But the new indication, if approved by the regulator, would expand the sales manifold,

  • As antidote to rising drug prices, US FDA working on plan to increase generic competition Jun 21, 2017 11:01 PM IST

    As antidote to rising drug prices, US FDA working on plan to increase generic competition

    “While FDA doesn’t have a direct role in drug pricing, we can take steps to help address this problem by facilitating increased competition in the market for prescription drugs through the approval of lower-cost, generic medicines,” Scott Gottlieb, commissioner of USFDA said.

  • ZORBA: Putting 'Yo' in yoga Jun 21, 2017 09:48 PM IST

    ZORBA: Putting 'Yo' in yoga

    Ever fancied doing yoga in a swimming pool or with a basketball? Apparently, that's a thing, now and it falls under the category "Lifestyle Yoga". On World Yoga Day, CNBC-TV18's Jude Sannith tells you how India's classical fitness routine is getting hip & trendy.

  • Yogazoo an institute that designs yoga basics for kids across various age groups Jun 21, 2017 06:29 PM IST

    Yogazoo an institute that designs yoga basics for kids across various age groups

    While we are pretty much acquainted with the benefits of making yoga a way of life, it shouldn't be restricted to any age group. CNBC-TV18 caught up with Yogazoo, an institute with many chains in Mumbai that's been designing yoga basics for kids across various age groups, youngest being 2-6 years of age.

  • Now, Aadhaar made mandatory for TB patients to avail cash benefits Jun 21, 2017 02:39 PM IST

    Now, Aadhaar made mandatory for TB patients to avail cash benefits

    In a notification issued by the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare (MoHFW) on June 16 – the government has made it clear that those eligible to receive conditional cash assistance using Nikshay, is required to furnish proof of possession of Aadhaar number or undergo Aadhaar authentication.

  • Watch: Rajiv Bajaj's relaxation mantra on International Yoga Day Jun 21, 2017 11:45 AM IST

    Watch: Rajiv Bajaj's relaxation mantra on International Yoga Day

  • International Yoga Day: Five benefits your mind and body can get from yoga Jun 21, 2017 10:34 AM IST

    International Yoga Day: Five benefits your mind and body can get from yoga

    Here’s quick list of five broad benefits yoga offers.

  • Kerala in the grip of viral fever, 103 deaths so far     Jun 18, 2017 08:48 PM IST

    Kerala in the grip of viral fever, 103 deaths so far    

    With over 100 deaths being reported since January in Kerala due to various types of fevers, government appealed to the people to join the government's mass sanitation drive on a war footing.

  • Ministry of Ayush refutes media reports claiming pregnant women shouldn’t have sex Jun 15, 2017 10:27 PM IST

    Ministry of Ayush refutes media reports claiming pregnant women shouldn’t have sex

    The booklet had also mentioned that pregnant women should control lust, hang beautiful pictures on the wall and avoid non-vegetarian food

  • Fortis says evaluating all possible options for fund raising, yet to take a decision Jun 15, 2017 09:03 PM IST

    Fortis says evaluating all possible options for fund raising, yet to take a decision

    “The company is still evaluating the best possible way to raise the fund and no firm decision in this regard has been approved by the Board till date,” the company said in a statement to stock exchanges

  • Government set to launch 'Parivar Vikas' programme in 146 districts Jun 15, 2017 06:13 PM IST

    Government set to launch 'Parivar Vikas' programme in 146 districts

    Under the programme, the government will study each district to find why fertility rates are higher and will take measures to address them.

  • Biocon expects biosimilar launches to be fast-tracked following US top court verdict Jun 15, 2017 02:00 PM IST

    Biocon expects biosimilar launches to be fast-tracked following US top court verdict

    Bio-pharmaceutical firm Biocon said the latest verdict by US Supreme Court in the case of Amgen versus Sandoz will help biosimilar makers expedite the launch of the lifesaving drugs without waiting an additional six months after exclusivity period ends.

  • World Blood Donor Day 2017: Shocking facts on India’s illegal blood donation industry Jun 14, 2017 08:07 PM IST

    World Blood Donor Day 2017: Shocking facts on India’s illegal blood donation industry

    On World Blood Donor Day, Moneycontrol takes a look at some of the existing facts regarding the illegal blood donation industry in India.

  • Low cost Indian generic HCV antivirals help expand life expectancy, cut costs for patients: Report Jun 14, 2017 08:05 PM IST

    Low cost Indian generic HCV antivirals help expand life expectancy, cut costs for patients: Report

    Hepatitis-C virus (HCV) infects more than 70 million people worldwide and between 6–11 million in India

  • Indian drug regulator tightens quality norms, expects greater compliance Jun 13, 2017 11:02 PM IST

    Indian drug regulator tightens quality norms, expects greater compliance

    Implementation uniform quality standards of drugs has become imperative as the government proposes to implement generics only prescription policy.

  • Five states in race for Niti Aayog's health programme Jun 10, 2017 08:15 PM IST

    Five states in race for Niti Aayog's health programme

    Sixteen states had expressed their interest, of which 14 made their presentations to a committee headed by Niti Aayog member Bibek Debroy.

  • Pharma weekly wrap: US FDA approvals, GST rollout keep sector buzzing Jun 10, 2017 12:46 PM IST

    Pharma weekly wrap: US FDA approvals, GST rollout keep sector buzzing

    After last week's resurgence - this week saw pharma stocks extending their gains. Some big US approvals, domestic market numbers, impending drug shortages in the wake of GST rollout and WHO's new revised guidelines on use of antibiotics have grabbed headlines.

  • Diabetes affecting more poor people than rich people in cities: ICMR study Jun 08, 2017 05:12 PM IST

    Diabetes affecting more poor people than rich people in cities: ICMR study

    "The spread of the diabetes epidemic to these economically disadvantaged and vulnerable sections of society has serious implications for the country’s health and socioeconomic development, and warrants the urgent implementation of effective preventive measures," the report said.

  • Obesity among adults increases, under-nutrition among kids still at dangerous level: NFHS Jun 08, 2017 03:59 PM IST

    Obesity among adults increases, under-nutrition among kids still at dangerous level: NFHS

    Even after the 10 percent decline in the number of undernourished children in India within last 10 years, over 38 percent of the children under age of five are stunted and around the same percentage of them are underweight.

  • WHO updates list of essential medicines, revises use of antibiotics Jun 07, 2017 12:55 PM IST

    WHO updates list of essential medicines, revises use of antibiotics

    The updated list added 30 medicines for adults and 25 for children, and specifies new uses for 9 already-listed products, bringing the total to 433 drugs deemed essential for addressing the most important public health needs.

  • Warning! India may face heavy shortage of medicines from mid-June due to GST-caused disruption Jun 05, 2017 09:04 PM IST

    Warning! India may face heavy shortage of medicines from mid-June due to GST-caused disruption

    Sales of drugs will be two-three times higher from June onward due to onset of monsoon bringing in seasonal diseases.

  • Bharat Biotech kick-starts clinical trial of Chikungunya vaccine Jun 05, 2017 02:49 PM IST

    Bharat Biotech kick-starts clinical trial of Chikungunya vaccine

    Bharat Biotech said it got approval for phase-1 clinical trial from Indian regulator Drug Controller General of India DCG(I) in 2016 after successful completion of product development and pre-clinical testing of its vaccine candidate.

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