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Not end of the road for bulk drug units

The AP Pollution Control Board had on Tuesday issued closure orders to 12 bulk drug industrial units in Medak and Ranga Reddy districts, directing them to stop all industrial activities with effect fr

India accounts for 1.5 pc of global drug trials on humans


Amid growing concerns over alarmingly high number of deaths during drug trials in India, new data revealed that of all the clinical trials conducted globally until now, only 1.5 per cent happened in I

MLA’s son, aide held with drugs


The Uppal police arrested Dornakal Telugu Desam MLA Satyavathi Rathod’s son and Karimnagar municipal commissioner L. Ravinder Rao’s son here on Thursday for alleged possession of contraband drugs at a

Indian govt to give free medicine to hundreds of millions


Indian government has put in place a $5.4 billion policy to provide free medicine to its people, a decision that could change the lives of hundreds of millions, but a ban on branded drugs stands to cu

Drug patents expiry to give generic pharma market shot in arm


The patent expiry of several major 'blockbuster' drugs, coupled with other factors, will fuel growth of global generic pharmaceuticals market by 2017, research firm Frost & Sullivan said.


Indian drug firms okay with US law on enhanced inspection


The Indian generic drug industry is generally receptive to the proposed US law on medicine even though it seeks to enhance US-FDA inspection of the manufacturing facilities globally for a fee.


44 people at rave party test positive for drugs, face arrest

As many as 44 out of the 92 people rounded up during a high-profile rave party at a plush hotel in suburban Juhu last month have tested positive for drugs, making their arrest inevitable, police said

Armstrong asks US panel to drop doping charges


Seven-time Tour de France champion Lance Armstrong asked a US Anti-Doping Agency review board on Friday to dismiss "spurious" allegations brought against him last week.

Armstrong's attorney Robert Lu

Actors, DJs, fashion designer among those tested +ve for drugs

Film actors, son of former cricketer Bishan Singh Bedi, a fashion designer and DJs were among the 44 people who tested positive for drugs consumed at a high-profile rave party at a posh hotel in Juhu

Pharma firms sell common drugs at 10 times the cost: MCA


Leading pharma companies including GlaxoSmithkline, Pfizer and Ranbaxy sell commonly used drugs at a rate 10 times the cost of production, a study by the Corporate Affairs Ministry has found.

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