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{Taj Pharmaceuticals} Manufacturing Drug that prevents half of [Breast cancers growth]

{Taj Pharmaceuticals} Manufacturing Drug that prevents half of [Breast cancers growth]

{Taj Pharmaceuticals} Manufacturing Drug that prevents half of [Breast cancers growth]: A drug that halves a woman’s risk of breast cancer continues to work long after they stop taking it, say researchers. Anastrozole blocks the production of the hormone oestrogen, which fuels the growth of many breast cancers. It is already available on the NHS, […]

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{Taj Pharmaceuticals Directors} affordable drug care: Expanding Access to Low-Cost Generics Act:

{Taj Pharmaceuticals Directors} affordable drug care: Expanding Access to Low-Cost Generics Act:

Solving the ‘parking’ problem in the drug monopoly game Drug prices are too high. One reason is that brand-name drug firms delay generic entry. Another is that generic companies themselves delay entering the market. And they delay not only their entry but those of other generics as well. Congress is considering addressing this “parking” of […]

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Indians pay 70% less than the global median to buy medicines, study finds

Indians pay 70% less than the global median to buy medicines, study finds

A study compared the prices of drug compounds across the world and found that only Thailand, Kenya, Malaysia and Indonesia are cheaper than India. Indians have to pay 70 per cent less than the rest of the world to buy medicines, a study has revealed. According to Medbelle, the London- and Berlin-based digital healthcare provider, […]

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Antibiotics: even low use in children can have a negative impact on health – new research

Antibiotics: even low use in children can have a negative impact on health – new research

Preschool children who had taken 2 or more antibiotic courses for acute respiratory tract infections in the preceding year had around a 30% greater chance of not responding to subsequent treatment GPs in the UK carry out over 300 million patient consultations every year and at least a quarter of these deal with children. Almost […]

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Ill health is pushing people to suicides, mental illness among top worries

Ill health is pushing people to suicides, mental illness among top worries

More than a sixth of suicides in India in 2016 due to health reasons More than a sixth of suicides in India were due to ‘illness’, according to data recently released by the National Crime Records Bureau. Mental health issues could have played a large role in this, the data indicated. The need to prevent suicides has […]

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Climate change increasing threats from Vibrio bacteria: Study

Climate change increasing threats from Vibrio bacteria: Study

Warming catalyses antimicrobial resistance Warmer climatic conditions are giving rise to infectious diseases like malaria, dengue, gastroenteritis, wound infections, septicaemia and cholera, caused by Vibrio bacteria, warned the Lancet Countdown Report 2019 on Health and Climate Change. The annual update was on 42 indicators across five topics: Climate change impacts, exposures, and vulnerability Adaptation, planning, and […]

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What the toxic air did to Delhites

What the toxic air did to Delhites

Down To Earth talks to doctors to get a sense of the ailments that residents of NCR are exposed to It has been more than a week of breathing heavily polluted air for Delhiites. It is safe to say that for more than 150 hours they breathed a toxic cocktail, with the air quality ‘severe’ or ‘severe +’ since October […]

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We are all consuming a deadly cocktail of medicine residue

We are all consuming a deadly cocktail of medicine residue

Reports suggest such is the medicine residue in water bodies that fish is changing character; oral contraceptive residue makes them ‘feminised’ Imagine this pollutant: It treats illness, but when it escapes into the environment it remains there; unregulated, it keeps affecting millions, making them further ill. Many of them end up with damaged organs. It not only impacts […]

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Chloroquine with TB antibiotic may reduce drug resistance

Chloroquine with TB antibiotic may reduce drug resistance

India is home to highest number of drug-resistant TB patients Administering anti-malarial drug Chloroquine (CQ) with anti-TB drugs can reduce the tolerance of the TB bacteria, mycobacterium tuberculosis (Mtb), towards it. That, in turn, can help fight drug-resistant TB, according to a new research whose findings were published in Science Translational Medicine, a journal of American Association […]