UP govt committed to pharma, biotech sector growth: Minister

Union minister of state for health and family welfare Anupriya Patel said the present state government is serious about development of pharmaceutical and biotechnology sector. Addressing the special plenary on pharmaceutical and biotechnology on the first day of UP Investors Summit, Patel said, “The summit will pave the path for development in the state. Development […]

Biocon gets 6 observations from USFDA for Malaysia facility

Biotechnology major Biocon today said the US health regulator has made six observations after inspecting its Malaysia manufacturing facility. “The USFDA has completed a pre-approval inspection of our manufacturing facility in Malaysia and issued a Form 483 with six observations,” Biocon said in a regulatory filing. “As per the normal expectations of the agency, we […]

Private hospitals in Delhi NCR making over 1,700% profit on drugs, diagnostics

New Delhi: Private hospitals in Delhi and the national capital region (NCR) are making profits of up to 1,700% on drugs, diagnostics and consumables and forcing consumers to buy from their in-house pharmacies, India’s drug pricing watchdog has found. According to an analysis by the National Pharmaceuticals Pricing Authority (NPPA) the hospitals are arm twisting both […]

Scientists find new cancer treatment using nano particles

New Delhi: Indian scientists have come up with an innovative mode of cancer treatment using nano particles, under which the anti-cancer drug will directly target tumour cells without harming the healthy cells of the body. Scientists at the Department of Science and Technology have fabricated highly biocompatible porous polydimethylsiloxane (PDMS) nanoparticles as a versatile vehicle to […]

Modicare to be part of India’s new pharma policy

Bengaluru: India’s ambitious National Health Protection Scheme (NHPS), dubbed “Modicare”, proposed in the Union Budget 2018, will be part of a pharmaceutical policy to be announced soon. In what is claimed to be the world’s largest such scheme, the government proposes to provide health cover of up to Rs5 lakh per year to 500 million people […]