The Central Drugs Standard Control Organization(CDSCO) has labelled several medicines as “not of standard quality”. The top drug regulatory authority has flagged 47 batches of medicines for failing quality tests, including eye drops, painkillers, vitamin and even antibiotics. The failed drugs include Abbott India’s gallstones medication Udiliv 300, Mankind Pharma’s iron supplement Ferikind-M Suspension and […]

This year’s Nobel Prize in Physiology/Medicine has been awarded to three physician-scientists for their discoveries on ‘how cells sense and adapt to oxygen and availability’. The award was shared by William Kaelin Jr at the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute and Harvard University in Massachusetts, Sir Peter Ratcliffe at Oxford University and the Francis Crick Institute in […]

The doctors in India have cautioned the general public about the presence of human carcinogen called NDMA, or N-Nitrosodimethylamine in Zantac and its generic forms and asked for an urgent advisory by the Indian drug regulator. Earlier, the drugmakers and global public health regulators claimed to have taken steps to remove supplies of a popular […]

Researchers have discovered new cancer therapies that don’t have side-effects that often accompany current cancer treatments. The researchers found this by identifying a protein modification that specifically supports proliferation and survival of tumour cells. The findings were published in the ‘Journal of Biological Chemistry’. A patient might suffer from many side effects which include anaemia, […]

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration today approved Bremelanotide (Vyleesi) to treat acquired, generalized hypoactive sexual desire disorder (HSDD) in premenopausal women as a self administered injection used subcutaneously 45 prior to anticipated sexual activity. THE PROBLEM STATEMENT: HSDD is characterized by low sexual desire that causes marked distress or interpersonal difficulty and is not […]

A new study published by the Indian Council of Medical Research(ICMR) has shown that two out of every three healthy persons in India are now resistant to common antibiotics. The study was based on the analysis of stool samples of 207 people who did not use antibiotics for at least a month and did not […]

For the Indian medical graduates who return to India after completing the studies abroad, the life that follows is different from what we anticipate. Take the example of Kumar Yadav, who completed his MBBS from a Medical College in Nepal. He completed his studies in 2016 but hasn’t visited his hometown in Bihar in two […]

According to a State health official, at least 213 HIV-infected women gave birth to healthy babies in govt-run hospitals in Chhattisgarh in 2016-17. “The health department is committed to secure the child from infection in the womb of a HIV-positive mother,”said the state’s health services director, R. Prassanna to PTI. He said that the multi-medicine […]

The world applauds Indian doctors yet again as doctors at a hospital in Noida successfully performed a difficult bone marrow transplant on an eight month old baby. The baby was suffering from severe combined immunodeficiency- a rare genetic disease. The surgery saved his life. Mujib- the baby- is from Afghanistan. Two of his elder brothers […]

Delamanid is one of the two new drugs for TB treatment. The choices for treating multi-drug resistant as well as extensively drug resistant TB is shrinking. In this context, Delamanid is a welcome addition. However, it’s highly unlikely that the drug would get authorization for marketing. The manufactures has submitted the application with the DCGI, […]