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From the archives: The extraordinary doctor who makes a difference

On August 10, the Human Rights Watch, an international non-governmental organisation that conducts research and advocacy on human rights, announced that Dr M R Rajagopal was one of the recipients......

Indian-American Vivek Murthy becomes youngest surgeon general

Image: Vivek Murthy is the first person of Indian origin to hold the top post. Photograph: Paresh Gandhi Thirty-seven-year-old Indian-American physician Vivek Hallegere Murthy has been confirmed......

Seven Indian Americans awarded for cancer research

The Society of Asian American Scientists in Cancer Research last month presented awards to seven doctors for their outstanding contributions to cancer research. The awards were presented by Rajvir......

Kolkata salutes a Saint

She gave shelter to dying destitutes, a refuge to abandoned babies. Discarded lives found solace in the warmth she radiated. She faced criticism for highlighting poverty and tarnishing the image of......

COLUMN: SC right to reject Novartis's attempt

Novartis’ threat that it would not introduce new medicines in India after the verdict is hollow, says Anand Grover.While the patients and the generic companies have rejoiced over the Supreme......

'Judgment will ensure no ever-greening of patents'

Though the legal battle over Glivec’s patentability may be over for now, Y K Sapru, the man spearheading the fight against Swiss multinational Novartis, isn’t resting. Sapru, founder......

Domestic pharma lauds apex court verdict

Though the India office here of Swiss pharma giant Novartis  wore a gloomy look following the Supreme Court rejection of its Glivec patent application, Indian pharmaceutical companies and......

SC denies patent to Novartis's cancer drug Glivec

Swiss pharma major Novartis AG on Monday lost a seven-year long legal battle for getting its blood cancer drug Glivec patented in India and to restrain Indian companies from manufacturing generic......

Drug pricing: Govt decides to bypass three patents

The government's move to issue compulsory licences for three more patented cancer drugs is a jolt to multinational pharmaceutical companies.The plan is to issue CLs for Trastuzumab (or Herceptin,......

PIX: Shriya, Ameesha, Dia's SEXY ramp style

Fevicol hosted its 8th annual Caring with Style Fashion Show in association with The Cancer Patients Aid Association, at Cricket Club of India (CCI), Mumbai on June 2. Several Bollywood......

Diya comforts cancer patients

Diya Mirza took some time out on Wednesday, Women's Day, to meet with patients at the Cancer Patients Aids Association in Mumbai.A special screening of Chingaari -- Kalpana Lajme's film about a......

Vivek in Forbes Heroes of Philanthropy list

Vivek Oberoi was recently listed among the top 48 philanthropists in the Forbes Asia 'Heroes of Philanthropy' list. He is the youngest individual and the only Bollywood actor acknowledged in the......

Will Sanjay Dutt's daughter carry on the legacy?

Cancer seems to dominate headlines these days.While actor Patrick Swayzesuccumbed to pancreatic cancer, Lisa Ray is battling hers, a rare form of cancer.So it makes sense to know more about the......

From medicine to script doctoring

Dr Rajasekhar is a happy man. His latest film, Evadaithe Naakenti was appreciated by the censor board. Known for doing remakes, Dr Rajasekhar wrote the screenplay and dialogues for the new film......

Shoaib regales cancer kids

Shoaib Akhtar may be a batsman's nightmare, but off the field he is affable.On Thursday, the Pakistan pace ace was at the King George V Memorial hospital in Mumbai for just an hour, and in that......
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