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How an Indian doctor beat the scourge of leprosy

Meet an Extraordinary Indian: Dr Vijaykumar Pannikar, who has battled leprosy worldwide for nearly 40 years.Dr Vijaykumar Pannikar won the 2009 International Gandhi Award for his work on leprosy. A......

New drug-resistant TB strain poses threat to India

India has a major health challenge on its hands, figuring second on the list of countries with the largest concentration of people suffering from XDR-TB, the deadliest form of tuberculosis that is......

Novartis to sell Rifampicin biz to Sandoz

The board of directors of Novartis India has approved a proposal to sell the Rifampicin bulk drug business, together with its Mahad facility, to Sandoz for Rs 30.77 crore (Rs 307.7 million).......

Pharma firms to be hit as drug regulator caps prices

In a move that might impact major drug makers such as Ranbaxy, Cipla, Cadila Health, and Lupin, the National Pharmaceutical Pricing Authority (NPPA) has capped the prices of 19 medicines and their......

A CEO who uses free time to teach IIT students

Kamal Sharma isn't fond of networking dos - he'd rather have roti-sabzi with office colleagues. He prefers to work 16 hours a day, away from the limelight; uses his free time to teach IIT students......

TB drug: Lupin inks pact with Brazil for 5 years

Drug firm Lupin said on Wednesday it has signed an agreement with Brazil to supply its four-in-one combination drug to treat tuberculosis.The Mumbai-based firm said it has signed an pact with the......

Pharma: Remove duties on life saving drugs

We don't expect any big changes in on excise duty and custom duty rates, except in life saving drugs. The pharma sector seeks removal of excise duty on bulk drugs and formulation of anti-AIDS,......

  People speak for rifampicin

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Q. I Have this pimple coming in my Butt for quite a time may be for about 7 years from now - it use to come once in while and vanish - but now it shows no sign of going of and kind of stinks odd - I feel embarased - I made some research in the net and think it must be Hidradenitis suppurativa. But I am not really sure. It shows no sign of going at all - Any help from your side would be a great relief from day to day stress.
:  A. Try Antibiotics orally.These are used for their anti-inflammatory properties rather than to treat infection. The most effective is a combination...... more

http://qna.rediff.com/questions-and-answers/i-have-this-pimple-coming-in-my-butt-for-quite-a-time-may-be//answers/16222277

famm rac
Q. Please tell me the names of medicines taken to cure TB ? and tell me the role of Pyrazinamide??
Famm Rac:  A. For the treatment of Tiberculosis, 5 medicines are used in various combinations. They are Isoniazide hydrazide, Pyrazinamide, Ethambutol,...... more

http://qna.rediff.com/questions-and-answers/please-tell-me-the-names-of-medicines-taken-to-cure-tb--and-/16221993/answers/10016817

Chandu
Q. name any anti leprosy drug ?
Chandu:  A. Indian scientist Shantaram Yawalkar and his colleagues formulated a combined therapy using rifampicin and dapsone, intended to mitigate bacterial...... more

http://qna.rediff.com/questions-and-answers/name-any-anti-leprosy-drug-/9989240/answers/6569528

vikaash dhuliya
Q. let me tell about boneTB, what cause may be the bones TB also what effect will become after persone is suffering by the bones tb.
Vikaash Dhuliya:  A. Tuberculosis is a curable disease. Antituberculosis medicines are available in the market and are not expensive at all particularly the primary...... more

http://qna.rediff.com/questions-and-answers/let-me-tell-about-bonetb-what-cause-may-be-the-bones-tb-also/6558472/answers/2967965

chandra mani
Q. which is the best medicine for T.B ?
Chandra Mani:  A. My dear, in many instances TB could be only tip of the iceberg as itais the first oppertunistic infection when you loose your immunity, hence it is...... more

http://qna.rediff.com/questions-and-answers/which-is-the-best-medicine-for-t.b-/2967445/answers/1946917

  Web results for Rifampicin
Shorter TB Treatment Regimen is Effective Only Among a Small Section of TB Patients

Results of a clinical drug trial conducted in five Sub-Sahara African countries, which has been published in the New England Journal of Medicine,... ...

http://www.medindia.net/news/shorter-tb-treatment-regimen-works-effective-only-among-a-small-section-of-tb-patients-142908-1.htm
Shorter TB treatment falls short of effectiveness

New York, Oct 24 There is bad news for patients suffering from tuberculosis (TB) as researchers have found that a shortened (four months)... ...

http://www.prokerala.com/news/articles/a499636.html
Shorter treatment for TB no substitute for standard 6 month counterpart

Washington: In a new study, scientists have found that though a shortened 4 month treatment for TB could work well in subsets of TB patients, but... ...

http://zeenews.india.com/news/health/diseases-conditions/shorter-treatment-for-tb-no-substitute-for-standard-6-month-counterpart_1488991.html
The perils of irrational antibiotic use

Mumbai: When the BMJ presented its 2014 best medical team of the year award to doctors of a Mumbai-hospital run by Fortis Healthcare Ltd for its... ...

http://www.livemint.com/Politics/rQUHZ98ogyXrkdHYvjS0uI/The-perils-of-irrational-antibiotic-use.html
US charity helps North Korea fight drug-resistant TB

Despite worsening U.S.-North Korean relations, an American charity is ramping up efforts against an epidemic of multidrug-resistant tuberculosis in... ...

http://www.indiatvnews.com/news/world/us-charity-helps-north-korea-fight-drug-resistant-tb-19832.html

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