Page-3 of Pharmaceuticals

Glycol Poisoning

Cough syrup (Coldbest PC) manufactured by a Himachal Pradesh-based company was found to contain diethylene glycol. The syrup is alleged to be the reason behind the 11 deaths in J&K. Symptoms of Glycol Poisoning: Glycol is toxic to humans and ..

GoI: 5th Meeting of Task Force of Active Pharmaceuticals Ingredients discuss Corona Virus

On February 18, 2020, the Ministry of Shipping and Chemical Fertilizers held the fifth meeting of Task Force. The Task Force discussed small, medium and large API units. Highlights The Ministry discussed on the availability of medicines and drugs to ..


Palau first country to ban sunscreen to protect Coral Reefs

The Pacific Island, Palau has become the first country to ban sun cream that is harmful to corals. The country has banned common ingredients used in cosmetics including oxybenzone. Highlights The order of the ban was passed in 2018. However, ..


GoI invokes DPCO, 2013 for the first time

On December 13, 2019, the Government of India for the first-time invoked Drug Price Control Order, 2013 in order to increase the prices of 21 medicines to ensure their availability. The prices were increased by 50%. These medicines were under ..


GoI halts online drug sales

The Government of India has halted online sales of drugs as it is working on framing rules to regulate the sector. This has hit the pharmacy sector greatly. Delhi High Court’s Order The order of sale prohibition was initiated by ..


Chinese scientists discover XMU-MP-1 molecule to repair organs

Chinese scientists have discovered a small molecule (new drug) named XMU-MP-1 that can regenerate tissue. It has potential to eliminate transplants of some organs. It was discovered by team of researchers from Xiamen University and  Peking University of China. The ..