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Medical Shops to be Shut for A Day, Protesting Online Sales

All chemists and druggist across India will go on one-day strike on October 14 to protest against the sale of medicines online, which they allege is taking away chunk of their business. “Around eight lakh chemists across India, 40,000 in Tamil Nadu will participate in the strike supporting the protest,” Tamil Nadu Chemists and Druggists Association Secretary N Anandhan said. ...

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Anti-Depressants Over Prescribed? Most Don’t Need Them, Says Study

In a surprising study, it was found that more than two-thirds of people taking anti-depressant drugs may not actually suffer from depression and they don’t need them, says a new study. The US-based study published in the Journal of Clinical Psychiatry found that 69% of people taking anti-depressants did not meet the criteria for prescribing major depressive disorder, also known ...

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509 Drugs in Country Made Cheaper Now: Minister

The drug pricing and controlling regulator has fixed the ceiling price of 509 essential medicines bringing down the prices of 127 drugs by over 40 percent, informed the minister today. The National Pharmaceutical Pricing Authority (NPPA) has has fixed the ceiling price of 509 essential medicines out of 680 medicines (628 net medicines) contained in the Schedule-1 of DPCO 2013, Minister ...

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Swine flu death toll touches 703; PM directs proper treatment

Prime Minister Narendra Modi Thursday has asked health officials to ensure necessary treatment and adequate medicines for swine flu patients while affected states have been offered central assistance even as the death toll due to the disease reached 703. A high-level meeting, chaired by Cabinet Secretary Ajit Seth, was convened here to review the situation and address issues like shortage ...

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600 Mutations in Ebola Virus to Make New Drugs Ineffective, Warns Study

As is the case with virus, researchers are apprehensive that the genetic makeup of Ebola in West Africa has undergone several mutations that could potentially make new drugs ineffective to treat the deadly virus. “The (Ebola) virus mutates rapidly,” Jeffrey Kugelman of the US Army Medical Research Institute of Infectious Diseases (USAMRIID) said in a study. “And it’s an ongoing ...

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