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Who says cheap Indian generic medicines are fake? Not WHO


September 14th, 2012 - 7:50 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 14 (IANS) A senior official in the union health ministry Friday said the World Health Organisation's (WHO) India Representative Nata Menabde had written to the ministry denying ... Read more...

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Bihar seeks Aamir’s help to popularise generic medicines


July 8th, 2012 - 8:00 pm ICT by IANS
Patna, July 8 (IANS) Impressed by Aamir Khan's advocacy of generic drugs, Bihar has sought the Bollywood star's help to create awareness and popularise the medicines among the people ... Read more...

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Cuba, WHO to cooperate on generic drugs


March 31st, 2012 - 1:02 pm ICT by IANS
Havana, March 31 (IANS) Cuba and the World Health Organization have signed an agreement for technology transfer and production of generic drugs.Health Minister Roberto Morales and visiting WHO Director General ... Read more...

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India bats for generic drugs, seeks Africa’s support


March 18th, 2012 - 11:53 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 18 (IANS) Commerce Minister Anand Sharma Sunday said that India will resist any attempt made to malign the country's generic drugs industry as it provided a means ... Read more...

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Free generic drugs at all public health facilities: Azad


February 27th, 2012 - 9:41 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 27 (IANS) The central government will provide free generic drugs at all public health facilities from April 2012 in an effort to reduce the financial burden on ... Read more...

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Ranbaxy settles issue with US health regulator


December 21st, 2011 - 9:36 pm ICT by IANS
Gurgaon, Dec 21 (IANS) Drug firm Ranbaxy Wednesday said it has inked an agreement with the US health regulator for lifting a ban on import of drugs from its two facilities ... Read more...

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Ranbaxy approved to make first generic version of Lipitor


December 1st, 2011 - 7:57 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Dec 1 (IANS) India's largest maker of generic drugs, Ranbaxy Laboratories Ltd has won US approval to sell a generic version of the world's top-selling cholesterol lowering drug Lipitor ... Read more...

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Affordable Indian drugs could cut sclerosis treatment cost


November 13th, 2011 - 8:58 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 13 (IANS) Treatment for auto-immune disease multiple sclerosis (MS) that affects the brain and spinal cord and afflicts three out of every one lakh people in the ... Read more...

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India, EU reach interim settlement on drugs seizures


July 28th, 2011 - 10:37 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 28 (IANS) India and the European Union have arrived at an interim settlement on how to prevent the seizure of generic drugs."After several rounds of discussions, India ... Read more...

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India to continue generic drugs for HIV patients


July 6th, 2011 - 9:46 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 6 (IANS) India will not compromise on drug licensing norms and continue to produce generic drugs for free treatment to HIV positive patients, Commerce and Industry Minister ... Read more...

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India urges international community to promote generic drugs


June 9th, 2011 - 4:42 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 9 (IANS) India has called upon the international community to promote generic medicine, specially for diseases like HIV and AIDS, to make treatment affordable.Speaking at the high ... Read more...

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India-EU trade deal threatens access to life saving drugs


March 23rd, 2011 - 1:18 pm ICT by ANI
London, March 23 (ANI): An expert has warned that a new trade agreement between India and Europe would block access to life saving drugs for billions of people living in developing countries.The ... Read more...

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Task force to strengthen Indian pharma industry


March 15th, 2011 - 10:05 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 15 (IANS) A 12-member task force that will evolve strategies for making India a hub for drug discovery and research was set up under the chairmanship of ... Read more...

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Trade ties with India to be strengthened: Japanese minister


January 22nd, 2011 - 10:40 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, Jan 22 (IANS) India and Japan are moving closer towards concluding a Comprehensive Economic Partnership Agreement (CEPA) and Japanese companies are interested investing in rare earth mining, infrastructure development projects ... Read more...

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Trade pact with EU won’t impact pharma industry: India


December 10th, 2010 - 11:40 pm ICT by IANS
By Sarwar Kashani Brussels, Dec 10 (IANS) India Friday said the free trade agreement with the European Union will not bar its pharma companies from manufacturing and exporting generic drugs."Nothing in the agreement ... Read more...

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All is not lost on India-EU trade frontier


December 10th, 2010 - 1:27 pm ICT by ANI
By Smita PrakashBrussels, Dec.10 (ANI): It has been like waiting for Godot. And proverbially, Godot will not arrive in time for the Indian Prime Minister, Dr. Manmohan Singh, either. India-EU trade ... Read more...

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Providing urban amenities in rural areas is $150 bn business: Kalam


November 17th, 2010 - 9:37 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 17 (IANS) Former president A.P.J. Abdul Kalam Wednesday said the programme for Providing Urban Amenities in Rural Areas (PURA) is a $150 billion business opportunity.The programme, which was ... Read more...

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Regulate foreign investment for cheaper medicines: Azad


November 1st, 2010 - 10:46 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 1 (IANS) Health Minister Ghulam Nabi Azad Monday warned that the recent acquisition of Indian companies by foreign multinationals (MNCs) may lead to higher drug prices."The issue of takeover ... Read more...

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Dr. Patrick Soon-Shiong Acquires 4.5% Stakes Of Los Angeles Lakers


October 19th, 2010 - 7:47 pm ICT by GD
By Gina Gomez Los Angeles, Oct 19, (THAINDIAN NEWS) South African-American surgeon Dr. Patrick Soon-Shiong has acquired 4.5 per cent stakes in the Los Angeles Lakers, the team divulged on Monday. The doctor ... Read more...

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MNCs gaining control on Indian drug market


August 4th, 2010 - 9:32 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 4 (IANS) The parliamentary standing committee on health has asked the government to pay attention to the selling out of major Indian Pharma companies to multinationals, whose increasing hold ... Read more...

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Anti-hypertensive drug improves multiple sclerosis-related brain inflammation


July 29th, 2010 - 2:54 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 29 (ANI): By discovering a new signalling pathway of brain cells, researchers in Heidelberg and Stanford have explained how widely used antihypertensive drugs could keep inflammation in multiple sclerosis (MS) ... Read more...

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New drugs could make cancer ops more successful


July 22nd, 2010 - 12:09 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 22 (ANI): A new clinical approach could make cancer operations more successful.Cancer surgery weakens a body's immune system and stress hormones exacerbate the problem - leading to recurrence of cancer ... Read more...

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India capable of producing lower-cost HPV vaccine


July 10th, 2010 - 1:19 pm ICT by ANI
London, July 10 (ANI): Vaccine manufacturers in India and other developing nations can produce a lower-cost HPV vaccine despite the complicated array of patent protections on the technology, according to an Indian-origin ... Read more...

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Pharmacy education should be constantly revised to meet challenges: President Patil


July 9th, 2010 - 4:58 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, July 9 (ANI): President Pratibha Devisingh Patil on Friday said that pharmacy education in the country should be constantly revised and updated to meet tomorrow's challenges.Speaking at the National Seminar ... Read more...

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Orchid Chemical to acquire US marketing company


June 10th, 2010 - 6:41 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, June 10 (IANS) City-based drug maker Orchid Chemicals and Pharmaceuticals announced Thursday it will acquire a US-based generic drug marketing company, Karalex Pharma, this month. According to Orchid Chemicals, the all cash ... Read more...

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Abbott to buy Piramal’s branded drugs business for $3.71 bn (Roundup)


May 21st, 2010 - 8:00 pm ICT by IANS
New York/Mumbai, May 21 (IANS) Illinois-based pharmaceuticals major Abbott Friday said it is acquiring Piramal Healthcare's formulations business for $3.72 billion, to make the combined entity one of the largest players in ... Read more...

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Abbott to buy Piramal’s branded drugs business for $3.71 bn (Lead)


May 21st, 2010 - 3:42 pm ICT by IANS
New York/Mumbai, May 21 (IANS) Illinois-based pharmaceuticals major Abbott Friday said it is acquiring Piramal Healthcare's formulations business for $3.72 billion, to make the combined entity one of the largest players in ... Read more...

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FDA widens the Tylenol probe


May 18th, 2010 - 8:05 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Washington DC, May 18 (THAINDIAN NEWS) The Food and Drugs Administration has widened its Tylenol probe to include all the McNeil's manufacturing plants. The FDA announced this on Monday. McNeil is a ... Read more...

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Indian generic drugs to get easy access to Singapore


May 11th, 2010 - 6:22 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 11 (IANS) An Indian generic drug, which has got regulatory approvals in the US, Britain, EU, Canada and Australia, can now access the Singapore market without going through the ... Read more...

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India invites Swedish investment in drug, diagnostics


February 2nd, 2010 - 12:34 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 1 (IANS) India Monday invited Sweden to be a partner country in developing the health infrastructure in India and said greater investment is expected in the areas like drug ... Read more...

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Indo-Swedish health week to start from today


February 1st, 2010 - 12:44 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Feb 1 (ANI): The Indo Swedish health week, to commemorate the first anniversary of the signing of the MoU between the two countries, is being observed from today.The five-day event ... Read more...

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India offers Yoga, generic drugs to Sweden


January 31st, 2010 - 10:29 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 31 (IANS) India will offer its expertise in Yoga and generic drugs to Sweden during the Indo-Sweden health week that begins Feb 1, health authorities said Sunday. "India would like ... Read more...

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India, EU to resolve generic drug dispute, says Anand Sharma


November 7th, 2009 - 4:08 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Nov 7 (ANI): Trade Minister Anand Sharma has said that India will resolve a dispute with the European Union over generic drugs in an amicable way."In India-EU summit we have ... Read more...

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India, EU to resolve generic drugs expots tangle


November 6th, 2009 - 10:12 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 6 (IANS) The European Union (EU) is not opposed to exports of generic medicine by Indian companies through its ports, European Commissioner for Trade Catherine Ashton said here ... Read more...

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Patent regime poses new challenges for health: Minister


August 27th, 2009 - 11:26 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 27 (IANS) Minister of State for Health Dinesh Trivedi Thursday called for taking "a serious look" at the intellectual property rights regime so that Indian patients are not adversely ... Read more...

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