Sunday, Feb 05, 2023



Is your BP not going down despite medicines and causing headaches? Stay away from painkillers

January 05, 2023 7:16 am

Sustained high pressure can sometimes lead to sharp headaches and most patients go for ibuprofen to relieve themselves of pain. In fact, taking a headache pill during an episode of high BP may push it up further and increase the risk of heart attacks and strokes, says Dr Rommel Tickoo, Director, Internal Medicine, Max Super Speciality Hospital, Saket

UT doctors told to record reasons for prescribing branded medicines

January 03, 2023 7:29 am

The physicians have also been asked to upload a list of available generic medicines on the websites of their clinics or hospitals.

How do coffee, alcohol and medicines affect gut health?

December 22, 2022 7:02 am

Higher volumes or frequent consumption of coffee and alcohol have a negative impact on the microbiome. Medicines irritate the intestinal mucosa which leads to an imbalanced gut microbiota. Finding an adequate balance is the key, says Dr Suranjit Chatterjee, Senior Consultant, Internal Medicine, Indraprastha Apollo Hospital, New Delhi

Initiatives to resuscitate traditional medicine are welcome. There is need to iron out regulatory flaws

April 21, 2022 9:24 am

According to WHO data, 65 to 70 per cent of people in India use traditional therapies at some stage in their lives.

Doctors often prescribe placebos. But how well do they work?

December 17, 2021 2:59 pm

In recent years, an increasing number of researchers have made the case that placebos are effective not just in pharmaceutical trials, but also in clinical treatments, prescribed to alleviate conditions like chronic pain, chronic fatigue, asthma and depression.

Ayansh requires the world's costliest SMA Drug (Rs 16 Crore); without this his chances to survive are bleak 

July 15, 2021 12:33 pm

I sat with my little 1-year-old Ayansh in my arms and tears began to fall from my eyes. Tears of fear and anguish... tears of helplessness and guilt. We are need of urgent donations to save my child.

Only 15% customers could find medicines through ePharmacy apps in last 1 week: Survey

April 09, 2020 3:01 pm

The survey claims that as much as 77 per cent of the respondents were able to find most medicines at their local chemist shops while only 15 per cent respondents said they were able to get the medicines though ePharmacy apps.

In a first, regulator hikes prices of essential medicines

December 14, 2019 9:03 am

This is the first time the National Pharmaceutical Pricing Authority (NPPA) — which is known to slash prices of essential and life-saving medicines — is increasing prices in public interest.

Telangana ACB initiates enquiry into ESI medicine supply "scam"

July 18, 2019 5:24 pm

The State government's vigilance and enforcement (V&E) wing, which filed a report in March this year, found that medicines were bought at "exorbitant" prices, in "violation" of the procurement procedures and the e-tender processes.

To offset supply shortages, NPPA may hike prices of some medicines

July 18, 2019 7:06 am

The move comes in response to representations by pharmaceutical companies to relax price ceilings of several medicines, they added. However, it is not clear at this stage how much the prices may go up and the proposal might also be sent to other government bodies like NITI Aayog for deliberation, The Indian Express has learnt.


No medicines will be 'out of stock 'from next month: Kejriwal

January 11, 2016 3:12 pm

New Delhi, Jan 11 (ANI): Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Monday said that, no medicine in Delhi Government hospitals will be out of stock from February 1, 2016. He further said that the medicines available in the government hospitals are genuine.