News  /  Published 13.05.22

Dwindling demand for face mask cuts sales in Salt Lake, New Town

People only come for the Rs 5 masks and that too, only when refused entry into banks or offices without them,” says Das. “Pocket sanitisers only have a market when schools are on. As for 5...
By Brinda Sarkar in Salt Lake

Opinion  /  Published 05.05.22

Medicine for all

The debate between the global North and the global South regarding the enforcement of intellectual property rights in the pharmaceutical industry is wellknown. This has generated policy interest in th...
By Arindam Banik, Pinaki Dasgupta, Sampada Kumar Dash

News  /  Published 01.04.22

No cash for commute to college, medicines for many Kolkatans

The rising fuel prices are proving too strong a foe for her. “I take a Rs 500 note to the market, hoping to buy something and come home with some balance. For the past several months, that has ...
By Debraj Mitra in Kolkata

News  /  Published 30.03.22

West Bengal Clinical Establishment Regulatory Commission sends team to probe Fortis invoice

Arogya Maternity and Nursing Home, on Tollygunge Circular Road, was asked to refund Rs 65,000 to a person who had got admitted for Covid treatment. When this newspaper called the landline number ment...
By Monalisa Chaudhuri in Kolkata

News  /  Published 09.03.22

Russia-Ukraine War: We’ve made it to buses, says student of Sumy State University

The students had received a communication early on Tuesday morning asking them to be “ready to leave.” Hundreds of students — most of whom had already packed their bags the day befor...
By Monalisa Chaudhuri in Kolkata


News  /  Published 07.03.22

Cheat cuffs on fake doctor, helper in Kolkata

A man who had apparently impersonated a city dermatologist and prescribed medicines was arrested along with an alleged aide on Sunday, police said. Officers in Lalbazar said Rajib Sarkar, a resident ...
By Our Special Correspondent in Kolkata

India  /  Published 07.03.22

Medicine prices stare at 10% rise

The government-imposed price caps on over 860 medicines are expected to rise by an unprecedented 10 per cent in April under a routine annual exercise linked to the wholesale price index (WPI), pharmac...
By G.S. Mudur in New Delhi

Health  /  Published 12.01.22

Problem Pills: Common medications can raise your blood pressure

Things that might interfere with treatment for hypertension • Antidepressants • Oral steroids such as cortisone • Substances like nicotine, alcohol and cocaine • Herbal supplem...
By Jane E. Brody

News  /  Published 28.12.21

Commission raps RN Tagore, CMRI and Apollo over drug prices, orders refund to patients

The clinical establishment regulatory commission on Monday penalised three private hospitals in the city for not providing patients the least-priced drugs and not offering discounts, in violation of a...
By Subhajoy Roy in Kolkata

World  /  Published 14.07.21

EMA: Two doses 'vital' against Delta strain

The EU drug regulator on Wednesday said that both shots of a two-dose Covid-19 vaccine are vital for protection against the highly contagious Delta variant. The European Medicines Agency (EMA) and the...
By Our Bureau, Agencies


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