Autopsies: Respect Cadavers Too

Autopsies: Respect Cadavers Too

A move to have CCTV cameras inside autopsy halls was opposed by the Delhi government in the High Court as it violates the constitutional...
Former Union Health Minister Dr Harsh Vardhan interacting with a leprosy patient/Photo: UNI

Ominous Signs

Above: Former Union Health Minister Dr Harsh Vardhan interacting with a leprosy patient/Photo: UNI As the government hides data and refuses to accept the reality...
Drug companies prefer using popular brand names for new products/Photo: justdial.com

Drug Formulations: Banking on Brands

Above: Drug companies prefer using popular brand names for new products/Photo: justdial.com Retaining the brand name in a new formulation is misleading and harmful for...
J&J office in Madrid/Photo: Luis Garcia/ Commons.wikipedia.org

Hips Don’t Lie

Above: J&J office in Madrid/Photo: Luis Garcia/ Commons.wikipedia.org J&J has been told to pay Rs 25 lakh to each patient who underwent surgery due to...
IMA Wants Ban on Prenatal Sex Determination Tests to Be Repealed

IMA Wants Ban on Prenatal Sex Determination Tests to Be Repealed

The Indian Medical Association (IMA) has said it would ask the government and lawmakers to repeal the law that bans prenatal sex determination, arguing...
Give Them a Chance

Give Them a Chance

Above photo: pixabay.com Following a petition in the Delhi High Court, the Medical Council of India has said that those with over 80 percent disability...
Medical tests must not be looked at in isolation but as a yardstick/Photo: UNI

The Right Prescription?

Above: Medical tests must not be looked at in isolation but as a yardstick/Photo: UNI The amendments in Clinical Establishments Second Amendment Rules, 2019 are...
Dettol

Doctor’s Prescription To Buy Dettol, Savlon???

Dr KK Aggarwal In 2017, the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) barred the use of 24 ingredients, including triclosan, in over-the-counter (OTC) antiseptic products...
A cancer patient being given radiation at a hospital in Agartala/Photo: UNI

A Salve for Wounds

Above: A cancer patient being given radiation at a hospital in Agartala/Photo: UNI In a welcome move, the centre has reduced the prices of 42...
A central medical team checking swine flu patients at Gandhi Hospital in Hyderabad/Photo: UNI

Sections 269 & 270, IPC: A Case of Paranoia?

Above: A central medical team checking swine flu patients at Gandhi Hospital in Hyderabad/Photo: UNI Both Sections 269 & 270 deal with negligent and malicious...

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