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Corruption in Indian Medicine #healthcare

Or ‘Overenthusiasm of the Marketing Department Vol – XLIX No. 29, July 19, 2014 | Sanjay Nagral Corruption in Indian medicine is back on the front pages. One would think that there has been an abrupt spurt in corrupt practices or a… Continue Reading →

#India – Misogyny, Rape and Medicine #Vaw #mustread

Close encounters with doctors BY Kalpish Ratna . Open Magazine  (Photo: MARTIN LLADÓ/GETTY IMAGES) What is it we talk about when we talk about rape? Perhaps, now is the time for each of us to ask ourselves this question. A national opera… Continue Reading →

Press Release- Roche relinquishes Trastuzumab patent in India #Goodnews

16 August 2013 Swiss pharma major Roche has just announced that it is relinquishing the patent for its breast-cancer drug Trastuzumab in India. The announcement comes in the face of mounting challenges to Roche’s monopoly on this life-saving drug from civil society activists… Continue Reading →

#India lags in transparency laws on drug firm-doctor dealings #healthcare

Rema Nagarajan,TNN | Jun 10, 2013,= The trend towards greater transparency in interactions between the healthcare industry and healthcare providers, including doctors, is catching on globally with France being the latest in enacting a law to make disclosures of relations… Continue Reading →

Refashioning the Breast- Angeila Jolie #Breastcancer

Modern Medicine and Dispensable Female Body Parts Vol – XLVIII No. 20, May 18, 2013 | G Arunima Web Exclusives Expressing unease with the celebration of Angelina Jolie’s double mastectomy, this article argues that the medical industry has played a masterstroke by… Continue Reading →

#India-State sponsored competition works -Pharmacies to sell medicines at 60% less #goodnews

11 December 2012 statesman news service SILIGURI, 11 DEC: All medicine-shop owners around North Bengal Medical College and Hospital (NBMCH) have decided to sell generic drugs at 60 per cent less than the maximum retail print price. The shops’ owners… Continue Reading →

4 patients die in ICU of Sushruta Trauma Centre #Delhi #medicalnegligence

By Durgesh Nandan Jha, TNN | Dec 5, 2012, 04.28 AM IST READ MORE ICU|AIIMS Trauma Centre|Sushruta Trauma Centre|Richa Dewan Four die in ICU of Delhi‘s trauma centre as oxygen fails NEW DELHI: Hours before a mega drill began across the capital to… Continue Reading →

India moving from providing healthcare to only managing the services #wakeupcall

Govt ready with radical health plan State’s role to diminish from provider to manager, making way for private firms, individual practitioners Vidya Krishnan, livemint.com  New Delhi: The government is set to relinquish its role as a provider of primary healthcare,… Continue Reading →

A long shadow: Nazi doctors, moral vulnerability and contemporary medical culture #SundayReading

    ABSTRACT More than 7% of all German physicians became members of the Nazi SS during World War II, compared with less than 1% of the general population. In so doing,these doctors willingly participated in genocide, something that should… Continue Reading →

Doctor, Heal Thyself ! # Satyamevjayate #Aamir khan

    Rediff.com, Last updated on: June 06, 2012 The latest episode of Aamir Khan‘s [ Images ] television showSatyamev Jayate probed into malpractices that some doctors follow, looking at the way they dole out wrong treatments for monetary gains. It has understandably… Continue Reading →

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