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  • Immunity to the coronavirus may persist for years, scientists find May 27, 2021 06:34 PM IST

    Immunity to the coronavirus may persist for years, scientists find

    Study shows that people who have recovered from COVID-19, and who have later been vaccinated will continue to have extremely high levels of protection against emerging variants.

  • 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

  • Social media as ‘Godsend’: In India, cries for help get results May 05, 2021 01:39 PM IST

    Social media as ‘Godsend’: In India, cries for help get results

    Volunteers across India are finding ways to amplify and address queries for updated information, oxygen cylinders, medicines and transport.

  • Ideas For Profit | What the second covid-19 ‘wave’ means for domestic pharma companies? Apr 12, 2021 09:50 PM IST

    Ideas For Profit | What the second covid-19 ‘wave’ means for domestic pharma companies?

    With the second Covid ‘Wave’ already surpassing the daily highs recorded in the month of September 2020 of about 95000, the demand for vaccines, critical medical equipment like vaccines, oxygen cylinders and ventilators have increased manifold. Watch the video to know what this evolving situation means for Indian Pharma?

  • Ideas For Profit | Bajaj Healthcare: Multiple growth catalysts to ensure strong performance Mar 24, 2021 07:12 PM IST

    Ideas For Profit | Bajaj Healthcare: Multiple growth catalysts to ensure strong performance

    Bulk drug manufacturer, Bajaj Healthcare, had a robust Q3 with profits more than tripling to Rs 26 crore. Here's a detailed analysis of Bajaj's Q3 performance, its future outlook and whether investors should keep the stock on their radar

  • China gene firm providing worldwide COVID tests worked with Chinese military Jan 30, 2021 09:46 PM IST

    China gene firm providing worldwide COVID tests worked with Chinese military

    BGI said it uses Tianhe-2 on a commercial basis, as well as other supercomputing platforms, to speed up research.

  • DeepMind AI solves 50-year old medical science problem of mapping protein structure Dec 01, 2020 09:58 PM IST

    DeepMind AI solves 50-year old medical science problem of mapping protein structure

    Figuring out a protein’s structure or what is commonly referred to as protein folding, used to take years of laborious experimentation, and even so, they were not accurate. However, AlphaFold – the AI system created by Google’s DeepMind, will be able to accurately predict a protein’s structure and map its three-dimensional shapes in only a few hours.

  • Exclusive: PharmEasy FY20 revenue nearly doubles to Rs 637 crore Sep 15, 2020 10:21 AM IST

    Exclusive: PharmEasy FY20 revenue nearly doubles to Rs 637 crore

    PharmEasy’s trading entity, run by Thea Technologies Pvt. Ltd earned Rs 637 crore in FY20, compared to Rs 340 crore in FY19, according to its unaudited financial statements. Its losses before tax for the period also doubled to Rs 100.7 crore from Rs 50 crore a year earlier.

  • Forget pizza, soon drones will deliver medicines in under 30 minutes Jul 16, 2020 07:14 PM IST

    Forget pizza, soon drones will deliver medicines in under 30 minutes

    Medikabazaar and Zipline sign contract to facilitate just-in-time delivery of critical products, to pilot in Maharashtra

  • Man travels over 150 km to deliver critical medicine to Hepatitis-B patient in Bengal Apr 22, 2020 09:48 AM IST

    Man travels over 150 km to deliver critical medicine to Hepatitis-B patient in Bengal

    Saumitra Maur, a relative and neighbour of the patient, Purnima Maur, said he contacted a ham radio club in desperation after all efforts to buy the medicines in the locality proved futile.

  • Coronavirus pandemic | Dr Reddy’s working on generic version of remdesivir: Report Apr 16, 2020 11:12 AM IST

    Coronavirus pandemic | Dr Reddy’s working on generic version of remdesivir: Report

    Remdesivir, which is yet to get regulatory approval, has improved the condition of 36 critically ill COVID-19 patients in a multi-country compassionate use programme.

  • India significant partner of US in pharma sector; cooperation to continue: Official Apr 07, 2020 08:16 AM IST

    India significant partner of US in pharma sector; cooperation to continue: Official

    India has long been a significant partner of the US in the pharmaceutical sector. We expect this kind of cooperation to continue, and as India analyses what it needs for its domestic market.

  • Coronavirus pandemic | Disparity in medical staff distribution as 5 states have 52% doctors Apr 03, 2020 12:52 PM IST

    Coronavirus pandemic | Disparity in medical staff distribution as 5 states have 52% doctors

    As the nation fights the pandemic, the uneven distribution of doctors remains a cause for concern in many States.

  • Coronavirus pandemic | PM Modi, German Chancellor Merkel exchange views on lack of medicines for COVID-19 Apr 02, 2020 09:10 PM IST

    Coronavirus pandemic | PM Modi, German Chancellor Merkel exchange views on lack of medicines for COVID-19

    The two leaders held a telephonic conversation and discussed COVID-19, the situation in their respective countries, and the importance of international collaboration for fighting the health crisis.

  • Coronavirus pandemic | No shortage of medicines to combat COVID-19 outbreak: Govt Mar 31, 2020 07:13 PM IST

    Coronavirus pandemic | No shortage of medicines to combat COVID-19 outbreak: Govt

    Department of Pharmaceuticals (DoP) is regularly monitoring the distribution and addressing issues with the help of other departments, states and Union Territories.

  • Coronavirus pandemic | Promising new treatment fails Mar 20, 2020 10:51 AM IST

    Coronavirus pandemic | Promising new treatment fails

    The study tested Kaletra, a combination of two antiviral medicines, lopinavir and ritonavir, that are normally used to treat HIV

  • Reporter's Take | How India could improve cancer treatment Feb 25, 2020 02:37 PM IST

    Reporter's Take | How India could improve cancer treatment

    Moneycontrol's Jerome Anthony talks to Vishwanath Pilla to find out what can be done in India to improve cancer treatment.

  • British scientists discover 'all-cancer cure' by accident Jan 23, 2020 12:37 PM IST

    British scientists discover 'all-cancer cure' by accident

    Lead author of the study and Cardiff expert Professor Andrew Sewell called the discovery “highly unusual” and indicated that it could be developed into a universal, broad-based therapy.

  • Govt may impose anti-dumping duty on a medicine from China Jan 14, 2020 03:45 PM IST

    Govt may impose anti-dumping duty on a medicine from China

    The commerce ministry's investigation arm Directorate General of Trade Remedies (DGTR) has initiated a probe into an alleged dumping of Ciprofloxacin Hydrochloride from China following a complaint filed by Aarti Drugs Ltd.

  • Cabinet passes Bill replacing National Medical Commission with Medical Council of India Jul 17, 2019 05:41 PM IST

    Cabinet passes Bill replacing National Medical Commission with Medical Council of India

    The final year MBBS exam will serve as a licentiate exam for entrance to postgraduate medical courses and as a screening test for foreign medical graduates

  • Ex-Chemistry teacher from China becomes Asia's richest self-made woman Jun 17, 2019 04:11 PM IST

    Ex-Chemistry teacher from China becomes Asia's richest self-made woman

    This puts Zhong Huijuan ahead of Wu Yajun the Chairman of Longfor Group for the self-made title.

  • USFDA approves $2.1 mn drug that treats spinal muscular atrophy May 27, 2019 06:46 PM IST

    USFDA approves $2.1 mn drug that treats spinal muscular atrophy

    Out-of-pocket payment for the treatment would vary as per insurance coverage, but the Swiss drugmaker will let insurers make payments over a five-year period - at $425,000 per year and will give partial rebates if it doesn't work.

  • Podcast | Editor's pick of the day: Medical journal Lancet lauds PM Modi's 'Ayushman Bharat' programme Sep 14, 2018 05:16 PM IST

    Podcast | Editor's pick of the day: Medical journal Lancet lauds PM Modi's 'Ayushman Bharat' programme

    There is now every prospect that as the BJP and Congress set out competing and contrasting visions for India's future, health will rightly become a decisive issue in next year's general election.

  • Pharma, medical devices should be under one ministry: Mansukh L Mandaviya Aug 08, 2017 03:57 PM IST

    Pharma, medical devices should be under one ministry: Mansukh L Mandaviya

    The new ministry could be named Ministry of Pharmaceuticals and Medical Devices, Minister of State for Chemicals and Fertilisers Mansukh L Mandaviya said in a written reply in the Lok Sabha.

  • Counterfeit curers: Unqualified practitioners are an epidemic Jun 21, 2017 09:41 PM IST

    Counterfeit curers: Unqualified practitioners are an epidemic

    Although illegal, the parallel world of unqualified medical practitioners is flourishing. It is the gaping holes in public health system that has fuelled this growth across the country. As part of our series Bad Medicine, Archana Shukla reported from West Bengal on why these unqualified medical practitioners have become an integral part of Indian healthcare.

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