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April 2024

ICMR to expand its clinical trial network to provide solutions for health issues

Apr 27,2024 New Delhi: The ICMR has planned to expand its Indian Clinical Trial and Education Network (INTENT) and invited tenders from public and private medical research institutes for coordinating regulatory clinical trials for drugs and devices. These expressions of interest would help in the growth of the national network, which encompasses 47 institutes that […]

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Pharmacies raided for selling overpriced meds

Apr 24,2024 Hyderabad: Some medical shops were found to be selling certain anti-fungal medicines at almost double the actual cost, the Drugs Control Administration (DCA) said. Stocks worth 5.5 lakh were seized during two separate raids conducted on Tuesday. DCA officials seized two medicines from shops in Vanasthalipuram and Hayathnagar mandal of Rangareddy district, which

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WHO likely to issue wider alert on contaminated J&J cough syrup

Apr 20,2024 London: The World Health Organisation is likely to issue a wider warning about contaminated Johnson and Johnson-made children’s cough syrup found in Nigeria last week, it said in an email. Nigeria’s regulator recalled a batch of Benylin paediatric syrup last Wednesday, having found a high level of diethylene glycol in the product during

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IRDAI removes age limit of 65 yrs for buying health insurance policies

Apr 21,2024 With a view to widen the market and foster adequate protection from healthcare expenses, insurance regulator IRDAI has removed the age limit of 65 years for individuals buying health insurance policies. This marks a significant departure from the conventional constraints that limited individuals in securing comprehensive coverage. By abolishing the maximum age restriction

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Engineering Powerful Vaccines with Lipid Nanotechnology

Apr 21,2024 Vaccines mark one of the most significant milestones in public health, having prevented morbidity and mortality for millions yearly. Traditionally, vaccine technology has focussed on live attenuated or inactivated, but nanotechnology has revolutionised the development in this field. In this, lipid nanoparticle (LNP) technology has emerged as highly promising. Progress in medical science

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Lupin receives EIR from US FDA for its Aurangabad manufacturing facility

Apr 24,2024 Mumbai: Lupin Limited announced that it has received the Establishment Inspection Report (EIR) from the United States Food and Drug Administration (US FDA) for its Aurangabad manufacturing facility. The inspection was conducted from March 6–15, 2024. The US FDA has determined that the inspection classification of the facility is Voluntary Action Indicated (VAI).

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DCGI informs SLAs antibiotic combo meropenem 1 mg & EDTA for injection has no CDSCO approval

Apr 18,2024 The Drugs Controller General (India) (DCGI) has informed all state drug regulators that the Central regulatory authority has not approved manufacturing and marketing of antibiotic combination of meropenem 1 mg and EDTA for injection and it is against the rules to produce and sell the drug without its approval. The drug regulator said

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Venezuela broke its HPV vaccine promises, and there’s barely any sex ed: Experts say it’s a problem

Apr 25,2024 Venezuela: Some of the 10 women and teenage girls who recently came to a medical clinic in eastern Venezuela for free contraceptives fidgeted a bit when a community health worker taught them how to use an IUD, condoms and birth control pills correctly. The health worker also asked what they knew about HPV,

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Study finds genetic basis for link between depression and heart disease

Apr 25,2024 New Delhi: A group of genes could be common to both depression and heart disease, a finding that researchers said could explain why having one of them increases risk of developing the other. The “puzzling” link between the diseases has been known to exist since the 1990s, they said. Studies have found that

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Balancing IP Laws and Generic Manufacturing to Propel Pharmaceutical Sector

Apr 26,2024 Serving as a valuable opportunity to acknowledge the indispensable role of Intellectual Property (IP) in driving innovation and a spirit of scientific enquiry in the pharmaceutical sector, the World Intellectual Property Day is an occasion to commemorate the crucial role of intellectual property protection in advancing scientific frontiers, catalysing medical breakthroughs and nurturing

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