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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,......
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Tuberculosis Evolving Epidemic

In a world, where tuberculosis (TB) is still a taboo, 25-year-old Chandni Mahajan is one of the few people who don't want their identity to be... ...

Tuberculosis (TB) kills more than 1.5 million people each year. But what lies hidden to the context is that more than 550,000 million children are... ...
Boils - Treatment by Drugs

These skin infections are caused by a bacteria called Staphylococcus aureus . The bacteria infect a hair follicle resulting in the formation of a... ...
Tuberculosis patients, beware of fatal drugs

Aresearch by Institute of Research and Development (IRD) at GFSU on active ingredients used in tuberculosis drugs has found that they contain more... ...
New Head

Dr Soumya Swaminathan, who was the Director of National Institute for Research in Tuberculosis in Chennai from 2008 till 2015, has recently been... ...

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