West Bengal  /  Published 27.03.20

No medicine shortage: CM

Chief minister Mamata Banerjee on Friday said there was no shortage of medicines but reminded people that this was a period of crisis and not everything could be same as they were before. Across parts...
By Kinsuk Basu in Calcutta

World  /  Published 19.03.20

Promising experiment for virus fails

Anti-viral drugs that had held promise as a potential treatment for the coronavirus did not work in one of the first major studies in seriously ill patients, researchers from China reported on Wednesd...
By Denise Grady/ New York Times News Service in New York

Science  /  Published 07.01.20

Heart drug hope in cobra venom

Scientists have sequenced the genome of the Indian cobra, gaining hitherto unknown insights into its venom’s molecular makeup that they say could lead to more effective anti-venom therapy and new me...
By G.S. Mudur in New Delhi

India  /  Published 02.02.19

Plea to PM on drug prices

A group of citizens has asked the Narendra Modi government to cap profit margins on medicines at 35 per cent, iterating concerns articulated earlier by patients’ rights advocates over how excessive ...
By Our Special Correspondent in New Delhi

Health  /  Published 27.02.19

Price cap on 42 cancer drugs

India’s drug pricing authority on Wednesday imposed profit-margin caps on 42 anti-cancer medicines, but drew criticism from sections of patients’ rights activists who said the move would have limi...
By G.S. Mudur in New Delhi


Health  /  Published 23.11.18

Human clinical trials of cannabis as medicine

Government scientists are preparing for India’s first human clinical trials to test cannabis-based compounds on select diseases in line with what they say is a global resurgence in the medical appli...
By G.S. Mudur in New Delhi

Opinion  /  Published 20.11.18

Medicine packaging must be standardised

Slime is goodSir — Amphibians are important bioindicators. They are key to maintaining the ecological balance. It is thus worrying that many creatures of this class are being threatened with extinct...
By The Telegraph

Calcutta  /  Published 23.05.20

Power-cut impact on drugs

Refrigerators are not working in many medicine stores for want of electricity and this could impact the supply of critical drugs, store owners have said.Injections like insulin of various categories, ...
By Kinsuk Basu in Calcutta

North East  /  Published 10.10.19

Where has the rich floral diversity gone?

Meghalaya and other parts of the Northeast are losing their rich endemic floral diversity. A study done by researchers from the North Eastern Hill University (Nehu) and others and published in the cur...
By Roopak Goswami in Guwahati

West Bengal  /  Published 13.10.19

‘Books need sunlight and air to live’

The love for books can take as many forms as the book itself. Narayan Ch. Chakraborty is living proof. The man who is regarded as one of the best binders of books in the city and is a distinguished na...
By Chandrima S. Bhattacharya in Calcutta


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