West Bengal  /  Published 31.12.19

Father dies in bid to save son

An 82-year-old man was killed while trying to rescue his son, a suspected drug peddler, from being attacked by a group of people at Bongaon in North 24-Parganas late on Sunday night.Locals said Raju S...
By Subhasish Chaudhuri in Bongaon

North East  /  Published 28.12.19

Superwalk against drugs, depression

A 40-year-old man from Pathsala town in Barpeta district of lower Assam has embarked on a “superwalk” to raise awareness on drug addiction and depression among youths.Khanin Roy started his Pathsa...
By Shajid Khan in Udalguri

Opinion  /  Published 24.04.19

India: 'global pharmacy' without enough drugs

Misnomers can, at times, be misleading. In spite of being known as the ‘pharmacy of the global south’, drug prices in India are prohibitive for vast sections of the population. Recent findings of ...
By The Editorial Board in

India  /  Published 31.03.19

Holes in cancer drug price cap

The 30 per cent cap on profit margins imposed by India’s drug pricing authority on 42 anti-cancer drugs will have a limited impact on patients’ expenses because many of these medicines’ prices r...
By G.S. Mudur in New Delhi

World  /  Published 08.10.18

Bangladesh's cabinet approves stiff drug penalty

Bangladesh’s cabinet on Monday approved a draft law prescribing the death penalty for drug offences, despite widespread criticism over a drugs crackdown in which police have shot dead more than 200 ...
By Reuters in Dhaka

India  /  Published 29.09.18

Probe into polio vaccine lapse

India’s drug regulators are investigating how and why a private vaccine maker released an oral polio vaccine containing the type-2 poliovirus, ordered withdrawn worldwide in April 2016 because it ca...
By G.S. Mudur in New Delhi


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