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A pharmacy in New Delhi (representational image) | ThePrint

Don’t distract doctors with online promotion of brands amid Covid: Modi govt to pharma firms

Order does not clarify what kind of promotions should not be done. Pharma lobbies said they would reach out to govt for clarification.
Covid-19 testing in Ahmedabad (representational image) | Photo: PTI

26 pharma firm employees test positive for Covid-19 in Ahmedabad

95 other employees have been put under home-quarantine, and the company's manufacturing unit and all of Dholka town have been sanitised.
Representational image of medicines | Photo: Manisha Mondal | ThePrint

Modi govt halts plan to stop medicine export as firms in coronavirus-hit China resume work

Govt panel formed to tackle ‘drug security concerns’ has decided to monitor situation after Indian embassy in China says several drugmakers there have resumed operations.
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Pharma group denies PM Modi had warned companies against unethical marketing

ThePrint had reported that PM Modi told pharma companies to stop bribing doctors. IPA secy general had said he didn’t have any information about such a meeting.
Representational image | Photo: Dhiraj Singh | Bloomberg

Leave phones outside doctor’s chamber: IMA branch after PM’s bribe warning to pharma firms

Local chapter of IMA in Rajasthan’s Bhilwara has issued certain guidelines for doctors during their interactions with medical representatives.
Medicines | Representational image | Pexels

Govt to begin hunt for a commercially viable new drug molecule made in India

In a first, the Modi government plans to create a separate department for R&D with a focus on discovering new drug molecules.
Medicines | Representational image | Pexels

Modi govt allows 15-20% price hike in medicines that have ‘innovations’

Govt to allow pharma firms to increase price of drugs that are re-launched with “innovations” such as reduced side effects, or user-friendly administration techniques like skin patches.
Medicines | PxHere

These common antibiotics have new side-effects & will now come with warnings

India's drug watchdog tells manufacturers of Cefixime, Cefotaxime, Ofloxacin and 4 other drugs to ensure warnings on leaflets in drug packets. 
A pediatric ward at a hospital | Ramesh Pathania/Mint via Getty

Doctors may not realise it, but conflict of interest is norm in medicine

Field studies have shown that doctors change their practices to reciprocate gifts and favours. 

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