Prescribe generic medicines in civic hospitals, urges BMC corporator

A corporator from Mumbai has submitted a proposal, to direct all the doctors in the civic-run hospitals to prescribe generic medicines to patients. The proposal will be taken up for discussion in the health committee meeting of the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation

Prescribe generic medicines in civic hospitals, urges BMC corporatorIn order to make the healthcare services affordable to the poor and needy people, PM Narendra Modi and his government is stressing upon the use of generic medicines. Generic medicines are cheaper and affordable as compared to the branded medicines available in the market. Patients that seek treatment in civic-run hospitals in Mumbai, generally come […]

Soon: Generic drug name to be larger than brand name

In order to promote the use of affordable generic drugs, the union government has issued a notification. With the new notification the government has directed the pharma companies to have generic names of drugs with a larger font size. The new notification will come into effect from September 13

Soon: Generic drug name to be larger than brand nameIn a bid to make healthcare affordable to all, the government is promoting low-cost generic medicines. The government has now issued a notification and has directed all pharma companies to print generic drug name on the label with a bigger font.  It states that the font size should be two times bigger than the brand […]

Gout medication could help in treating patients with heart failure

Researchers have shown that probenecid, a drug long used to treat gout, may be able to improve heart function in adult patients who experience heart failure. Heart failure is a condition that arises when the heart is unable to pump oxygen-rich blood well enough to support other organs

Gout medication could help in treating patients with heart failureIn a new study, the team found that probenecid, which is a drug commonly used to treat gout, improved heart function in a small number of individuals with heart failure. First study author Nathan Robbins, from the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine in Ohio, and colleagues recently reported their findings in the Journal of […]

Union cabinet approves MoU on health and medicine between India and Iran

The union cabinet chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi has given its ex-post-facto approval for the Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) between India and Iran on cooperation in the field of health and medicine. The MoU was signed on February 17, 2018 during the visit of the President of Iran to India

Union cabinet approves MoU on health and medicine between India and IranThe MoU will encourage cooperation between the two countries and strengthen bilateral ties between them. The MoU covers the following areas of cooperation: Exchange experience in training of medical doctors and other health professionals. Assistance in development of human resources and setting up of health care facilities. Regulation of pharmaceuticals,   medical   devices   and   cosmetics   and […]

Find relief with the use of these five natural painkillers

In a modern era with technology and advances in healthcare, we have learnt to rely on antibiotics and physicians. While there is nothing wrong in finding a solution to our illnesses, at times the simplest and most effective cure lies with Mother Nature. Here are five natural painkillers which can help you with different health problems

Find relief with the use of these five natural painkillersTurn to nature If you have a toothache, backache, or any other type of pain, your first impulse may be to reach for a pill. Many people rely on medications, but they come with the risk of side effects, drug interactions, and habitual use or addiction. You may find the relief you need from a […]

Easy health tips to combat cold

Catching your cold at the right time and before it gets really bad is important. These are some lifestyle tweaks that may help

Easy health tips to combat coldBlame the change of seasons or the overzealous air conditioner in your office—either way, you’ve somehow found yourself nursing a cold. Catching your cold at the right time and before it gets really bad is important. Compiled from InStyle, here is a list of four remedies and lifestyle tweaks that might reduce your sniffles and […]

What doctors can learn from art

Purpose of introducing art to medical students is to help them become more thoughtful and meticulous observers

What doctors can learn from artIt was a welcome change to find my eyes glued not to the endlessly frustrating loop of the Krebs cycle, but instead to a portrait of 19th-century aristocrats in top hats and ball gowns. The afternoon, spent at a museum of British art, wasn’t a stolen escape from medical school. It was a required class. […]

IVF born boys likely to have low sperm count

As per a recent study, boys conceived out of popular ICSI treatment are prone to having fertility problem

IVF born boys likely to have low sperm countBoys born via In Vitro Fertilisation (IVF) might have fertility problem after they grow up, says a study which was published in the latest edition of Human Reproduction journal Doctors from the University Hospital in Brussels, who had pioneered intracytoplasmic sperm injection (ICSI) – most popular fertility treatment, have been following 54 children born using […]

After knee implants, NPPA caps prices various Schedule I medicines

Fixing prices of various drugs on an accord will be beneficial for the consumers as it not only means uniformity of prices but also a lesser chance to looting consumers. Some of the medicines, in the list, whose prices have been capped are Oxaliplatin, Japenese encephalitis vaccine, measles rubella vaccine and Surfactant

After knee implants, NPPA caps prices various Schedule I medicinesOn Thursday, the National Pharmacists Pricing Authority (NPPA) tweeted about their decision to fix the soaring prices or new drug prices of 51 formulations that are a part of the Schedule I drugs.  This comes after the NPPA recently capped the prices for knee implants and replacement surgery in order to make the treatment available […]

Researchers pin hope on shark-inspired drug to treat fibrosis

Australian scientists hope a drug that mimics part of a shark's immune system may help treat an incurable lung disease

Researchers pin hope on shark-inspired drug to treat fibrosisIdiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF) scars lung tissue, causing breathing to become progressively harder. It kills more than 5,000 people each year in the UK alone, according to the British Lung Foundation. Researchers hope a new drug, inspired by an antibody in the blood of sharks, can begin human trials next year. The drug, AD-114, was […]
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