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#India must address worrying stock out of tuberculosis drugs #healthcare

    Indian government drug tender process leads to deadly delay in drug supply   New Delhi, 17 June 2013 – The Indian government must urgently address the persistent issues and almost routine delays of procuring drugs to treat tuberculosis, international… Continue Reading →

Protest- Millions march against Monsanto and GM crops

Organisers celebrate huge global turnout and say they will continue until Monsanto and other GM manufacturers listen Associated Press guardian.co.uk, Sunday 26 May 2013 01.26 BST Protesters make their point to Monsanto in Los Angeles, California, May 25, 2013. Photograph: Robyn… Continue Reading →

#India – Ranbaxy Lab Lted agrees selling adulterated drugs, fined $500 million penalty

By ERIC TUCKER Associated PressWASHINGTON (AP) – A subsidiary of India’s largest pharmaceutical company has agreed to pay a record $500 million in fines and penalties for selling adulterated drugs and lying to federal regulators in a case that is… Continue Reading →

Morning after’ pills legit for 15-year-olds in US #womenrights

TNN | May 2, 2013, WASHINGTON: The US government has lowered to 15 the age at which girls can buy the morning-after contraceptive pill without a prescription. The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) on Tuesday announced to approve a contraceptive known as… Continue Reading →

Drug Patent Rights India Wins First Round Novartis Full Text of Judgement

   APRIL 2, 2013 BY RAMANAN50 The instances of Multinationals stealing indigenous medicines is well-known. So are the capricious overpricing of life saving Drugs, like Cancer Drugs. “ The Intellectual Property Appellate Board rejected the German drug maker’s appeal of the 2012 ruling on Monday. It also ruled… Continue Reading →

Maharshtra Govt threatens to invoke Mesma on chemists #healthcare

HC Asks State To Take Chemists’ Problems Into Account Rosy Sequeira TNN The state government on Thursday told the Bombay HighCourtthatitis exploring the possibility of applying the Maharashtra Essential Services Maintenance Act against chemists who are on strike. However, chemists… Continue Reading →

#India -Pharma firms ply doctors with gifts #medicalethics

Published: Thursday, Dec 27, 2012, 5:30 IST By Sandeep Pai | Place: Mumbai | Agency: DNA Even as the prime minister Manmohan Singh-led National Development Council meets on Thursday to discuss a law to curb unethical practices adopted by pharmaceutical companies to… Continue Reading →

Doctors engineering fetuses to prevent intersex, tomboys and lesbians #WTFnews

Dangerous Experiment in Fetal Engineering   By Marla Paul CHICAGO — A new paper just published in the Journal of Bioethical Inquiry uses extensive Freedom of Information Act findings to detail an extremely troubling off-label medical intervention employed in the… Continue Reading →

Monsanto’s Deep Roots In Washington

By Russ Choma   It’s planting season, which brings to mind one of the most ubiquitous names in agribusiness: Monsanto.  Love it or hate it — and there are plenty of people on either side — the company controls much of… Continue Reading →

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