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Mumbai: Private hospital first in city to switch to generic drugs

Hospital records show the same medicines but of branded quality would have cost patients Rs 1.58 crore.

Tricks of trade

India should not have suspended trade talks with the EU. Drama and posturing have their place — in the negotiating room.


Centre plans ad blitzkrieg for Jan Aushadhi revamp

Twenty eight states have a free drugs policy on paper and most of the funding for the schemes comes from the states.

Plan for free generic drugs scheme shelved

States told to plan own schemes,seek NHM funds

Ranbaxy Laboratories pleads guilty in US,to pay USD 500 mn in settlement

Generic drugs at issue were manufactured at Ranbaxy's facilities in Paonta Sahib and Dewas in India.

MSD-Glenmark case replay of Bayer-Cipla patent feud

In the 2010 Bayer-Cipla case on patent linkage,court refused to ask govt to link patent status of a drug to grant of marketing approval for generic versions.


Aamir Khan appears before Par panel,pitches for generic drugs

Actor had recently highlighted issue of malpractices prevalent among doctors and sale of medicines.

Indian pharma battles for generic riches

$100 billion worth of drugs are coming off patent over the next two years.

Something rotten

As the rich world’s governments struggle to contain the costs of health care,they are starting to scrutinise the price of drugs.