The newly revised National List of Essential Medicines(NLEM) may contain new advice on the antibiotics to be used for common infections and to be preserved for the most serious medical conditions. The experts’ committee appointed by the government will prepare a new National List of Essential Medicine(NLEM) to decide the group of antibiotics to be […]

The government has ordered a ban to the online sales of medicines until draft regulations regarding e-pharmacies are formed and issued. The drugs controller general of India (DCGI) V.G. Somani directed all states and Union territories to prohibit the sale of medicines through unlicensed online platforms. As per the paper quoted by the Central Drugs […]

The World Health Organisation(WHO) has updated the list of global guidance on medicines and diagnostic tests. The updated list will help countries prioritize critical health products that should be widely available and affordable throughout health systems. The two updated lists focus on cancer and other global health challenges, with an emphasis on effective solutions, smart […]

A study conducted across India found that over 50% of Indian physicians have uncontrolled hypertension or high blood pressure even though they take hypertensive medicines, due to high stress levels. In India, hypertension is among the most common lifestyle disease. One in three Indian adults suffer from it. The study shows that it’s equally widespread […]

The central government is considering a plan that would incentivize patients and private doctors who treat tuberculosis patients. Financial aids and free medicines for the patients who visit these doctors are also being considered. The plan comes as part of the government’s “aggressive” strategy to eradicate TB. The draft National Strategic Plan(NSP) for TB Elimination(2017-2025) […]

ART centres in Bangalore are once again facing a shortage in HIV drugs, putting hundres of patients in a tough spot. A similar shortage of HIV drugs was seen earlier this year, when there was an acute shortage of Nevirapine. Nearly 90% out of the 1 lakh population who are on ART in the state are […]