The West Bengal government is pushing generic drugs in a big way to replace expensive branded medicines and bring down the prices of essential drugs.Generic drugs cost less than branded ones, and the price difference is mainly
The government proposes to give away free medicines through government hospitals and health centres. This was announced by Prime Minister Manmohan Singh in his address to the nation on Independence Day.
The centre has put in place a $ 5.4 million policy to provide free medicine for all. This could change the lives of millions and bring down the out-of-pocket expenditure. The other effect will be that will cut big pharmas out of
India's ambitious plan to provide free medicines to all will be launched from October, says a government report. Strongly backed by Prime Minister Manmohan Singh himself, the free-medicines-for-all scheme has received its
After repeated statements that there was nothing to worry about, that the the swine flu virus was your usual run-of-the-mill seasonal virus the government finally decided to take stock on Thursday. A meeting was held to review
The Union health ministry has asked all states to either levy or increase VAT on all tobacco products – cigarettes, smokeless tobacco (gutka, pan masala, etc.), snuff and beedis. This will help generate around Rs 73 billion in
With stomach worms infecting thousands of children in the capital, the Delhi government will initiate a programme in its schools from Tuesday to target the pests.
In the programme that is to cover nearly 40 lakh school children,
Five patients out of the 15 reported cases of the totally drug-resistant TB are now dead.
As reported in the Times of India, a new case of TDR-TB reported in Mumbai, a young boy who apparently contracted the deadly strain from