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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 online sale of medicines till norms in place, says Delhi HC

December 18, 2018 5:17 pm

The pharmacies urged the court to remove the prohibition on online sale of drugs, saying they held licences and no medicines were sold illegally.

If Delhi can reduce cost of medicines, why not Mumbai, asks AAP minister

December 16, 2018 4:29 am

In Mumbai, AAP has started a Mohalla clinic in Kurla on a pilot basis. Every day, 30 to 40 patients are treated at the clinic by specialists.

Rajasthan drug regulator: Brands of 4 firms substandard

August 10, 2018 12:09 am

Companies say samples tested are ‘counterfeit’ or ‘spurious’

Costly medicines may worsen perceived side effects: Study

October 08, 2017 4:39 pm

The study, published in the journal Science, noted that participants given the more expensive-looking cream reported more pain than those given the cheaper-looking cream.


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.