Patients likely to save Rs 12,447 crore as a result of fixation of prices of essential medicines

Patients are most likely to save Rs 12,447 crore due to fixation of prices of essential medicines by the government, the Parliament was informed on Tuesday, July 2

Patients likely to save Rs 12,447 crore as a result of fixation of prices of essential medicinesUnion Minister for Chemicals and Fertilizers, D.V. Sadananda Gowda, while giving a written reply to a question on check on drug prices in the country, in Lok Sabha today, stated that the National Pharmaceutical Pricing Authority (NPPA) has taken important measures to check the prices of drugs, under the Drugs (Prices Control) Order (DPCO). He […]

Meet Delhi’s ‘Medicine Baba,’ who begs for medicines to save poor and needy

What do you do with the medicines which are left over? Simply dump it somewhere and forget it right? But, these medicines can save someone’s life that is in dire need and does not have money to buy it. Meet Delhi's octogenarian who begs for medicines which he distributes among the poor and needy

Meet Delhi’s ‘Medicine Baba,’ who begs for medicines to save poor and needyIf a beggar approaches you for food or money what would you do? Our general reaction is we turn a blind eye towards him/her or sometimes out of compassion offers to help them. But, have you ever heard about a beggar who begs for medicines? NO?! Then you must meet an 82-year-old octogenarian from Delhi […]

How medications can affect your balance

Medications can be lifesaving by performing critical tasks such as keeping blood sugar at safe levels, hearts thumping rhythmically, and moods afloat. Yet side effects and interactions between drugs (both prescription and non-prescription drugs) may increase your fall risk in numerous ways

How medications can affect your balancePrime examples include blurred vision, dizziness or light-headedness stemming from low blood pressure, drowsiness, delirium, and impaired alertness or judgment. Some medications may affect the inner ear, spurring temporary or permanent balance disorders. Often, problems stem from the sheer number of medicines you take, rather than a single drug. According to a national health survey […]

Maha: FDA cracks whip on homoeopathy docs purchasing large quantities of allopathy medicines

The state government had allowed homoeopathy doctors with a one-year bridge-course to practice allopathy by learning pharmacology. But, according to the Drug and Cosmetic Act, the homoeopathy doctors can’t purchase and store the allopathy medicines

Maha: FDA cracks whip on homoeopathy docs purchasing large quantities of allopathy medicinesThe Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has slapped a notice to the homoeopathy doctors in Dombivali. The notices have been served as it has been found that the homoeopathy doctors have purchased allopathy medicine in large quantities. The FDA has served notices to 25 doctors and has launched an investigation to know whether their degrees […]

Medicines, counselling, therapy and family support – the four pillars to treat schizophrenia

A person affected by schizophrenia is disowned by the family and left alone on the streets as a destitute. Doctors and psychologist say that support by the family is crucial in reintegrating the patient with society and without the support of the family the treatment becomes difficult

Medicines, counselling, therapy and family support – the four pillars to treat schizophreniaPeople affected with severe mental disorder, wandering on different streets, is the common picture seen in all the major cities in India. A person affected by schizophrenia is disowned by the family and left alone on the streets as a destitute. Doctors and psychologist say that support by the family is crucial in reintegrating the […]

How to deal with gallstones: Know its causes, prevention and treatment

Talk with your doctors before trying to treat gallstones by yourself. They can help you receive a correct diagnosis. They can also advise you on all of your treatment options. If you have yellowing of the eyes, fever or chills, and intense abdominal pain, seek medical care immediately

How to deal with gallstones: Know its causes, prevention and treatmentWhat are gallstones? Gallstones are hard deposits that form in your gallbladder. There are two types of gallstones: cholesterol gallstones, which are most common and made up of excess cholesterol pigment gallstones, which are made up of excess bilirubin Surgery is a common treatment for gallstones, but you may be able to treat them with […]

Soon, ATM machines to dispense medicine in Mumbai?

A corporator from Malad West has put forth a proposal to the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) to install ATM machines which can dispense medicines at civic-run hospitals in Mumbai

Soon, ATM machines to dispense medicine in Mumbai?We live in an age of convenience where everything is available online and within reach of our finger tips. Just as the Automated Teller Machine (ATM) help in saving time, by helping you avoid long queues at the bank. Similarly, if this proposal is accepted then the ATM machines will provide you with medicines thereby […]

Here’s why it is important to about antibiotic resistance

Antibiotic resistance is one of the biggest threats to global health, food security, and development today, antibiotic resistance can affect anyone, of any age, in any country, antibiotic resistance occurs naturally, but misuse of antibiotics in humans and animals is accelerating the process

Here’s why it is important to about antibiotic resistanceAntibiotics are medicines used to prevent and treat bacterial infections. Antibiotic resistance occurs when bacteria change in response to the use of these medicines. Bacteria, not humans or animals, become antibiotic-resistant. These bacteria may infect humans and animals, and the infections they cause are harder to treat than those caused by non-resistant bacteria. Dr Sanjay […]

Are elderly addicted to polypharmacy?

Dr Rekha Bhatkhande shares her views on polypharmacy (taking excessive medicines), and how it can be harmful to the elderly

Are elderly addicted to polypharmacy?Firstly, do no harm! Doctors must use the medicines correctly for co-existing diseases and avoid risks often associated with multiple medicine usages such as side effects, drug/ drug interactions, drug/ disease interactions, and inappropriate dosing. Using inappropriate medicine, and polypharmacy are extremely common among the elderly. What is polypharmacy? Is it necessary? Polypharmacy occurs when […]

Maha: Chemist to hit streets to protest against e-pharmacy

Pharmacist and the Chemist across Maharashtra will protest against the proposed draft of E-pharmacy on Friday, September 28. The chemist association says all the chemist shops across the state will remain closed on that day

Maha: Chemist to hit streets to protest against e-pharmacyThe Chemist Association alleges, that small and medium retail chemist shops will hit hard by the e-pharmacies and thousands of people will be affected. While speaking to My Medical Mantra, Kailesh Tandel, President of the Maharashtra Registered Pharmacy Association says, “The Union government has come out with a proposed draft. The government has asked all […]
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