22 May 2020
Why the vaccine for COVID-19 is still several months away
In a matter of months, a never-seen-before coronavirus originating from China has turned the whole world upside down.
19 May 2020
Donald Trump says he is taking anti-malarial drug Hydroxychloroquine
United States President Donald Trump made a surprising revelation on Monday, saying that he has been taking the anti-malarial drug, Hydroxychloroquine, for a week and a half now.
08 May 2020
Moderna's COVID-19 vaccine gets FDA nod for phase 2 trial
Moderna Therapeutics, one of the select few companies trialing a COVID-19 vaccine, has received US Food and Drug Administration's approval to move into the second phase of the tests.
01 May 2020
NASA's FDA-approved ventilator will be licensed to manufacturers for free
A new high-pressure ventilator developed by NASA has been approved by the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for emergency use.
30 Apr 2020
New COVID-19 drug has 'clear cut' positive effect: Dr. Fauci
The US government's top infectious disease expert, Dr. Anthony Fauci said that a new COVID-19 drug has proven to be quite a 'good news' in clinical trials.
13 Apr 2020
Hit by coronavirus, US could start reopening in May
Battered by the coronavirus pandemic, the United States is looking at reopening some parts of its economy by May, the government's expert on the infectious disease hinted on Sunday.
08 Apr 2020
On Hydroxychloroquine, Trump ditches threatening tone, says 'Modi was great'
Hours after he threatened India with retaliation if Hydroxychloroquine, a drug considered important in the battle against coronavirus, is not exported, United States President Donald Trump took a softer tone saying that Prime Minister Narendra Modi was "great".
07 Apr 2020
Trump threatens retaliation if India doesn't export Hydroxychloroquine to US
US President Donald Trump has declared India might face retaliation if New Delhi doesn't clear the export of Hydroxychloroquine, an anti-malarial drug that the United States President has touted as a "game-changer" in the battle against coronavirus.
28 Mar 2020
US approves 5-minute 'rapid' test for coronavirus disease
In a major development, a US-based medical device manufacturer has won Food and Drug Administration's (FDA) approval for a new 'rapid' coronavirus test.
05 Mar 2020
China approves use of arthritis drug Actemra against coronavirus infections
China is hoping to put a decade-old drug to use as it grapples with an outbreak of the deadly novel coronavirus disease, COVID-19.
01 Mar 2020
FDA allows new technologies to ramp up coronavirus testing efforts
In a bid to ramp up testing efforts for coronavirus, the US Food and Drug Administration has allowed the induction of new diagnostic technologies.
18 Jan 2020
Smart contact lenses are coming. But, what are they?
As market-ready AR glasses continue to evolve, a new kind of device appears to be mushrooming on the block - smart contact lenses.
02 Dec 2019
Cipla's new strawberry-flavored medicine can save kids from AIDS
In a bid to save thousands of children from HIV AIDS, Indian pharmaceutical company Cipla has introduced a revolutionary new drug called Quadrimune.
26 Sep 2019
GSK recalls popular antacid Zinetac amid concerns over cancer-causing substance
Amid an ongoing probe into Ranitidine's reported cancer-causing impurities, GlaxoSmithKline Pharmaceuticals Limited (GSK) has recalled Ranitidine-based antacid Zinetac (150mg and 300mg) in India and other markets.
10 Sep 2019
Scientists may have found the secret to reverse aging
Since, well, forever, humans have tried to find ways to make them look and feel younger; homemade face packs, makeup, botox, exercise, etc., which don't truly deliver the desired effect.
30 Aug 2019
Why India is blocking JUUL, the popular fruity-flavored nicotine vape
Recently, India's Health Ministry proposed a ban on the production and import of electronic cigarettes, citing health hazards.
25 May 2019
At Rs. 14cr, this gene-therapy is world's most expensive drug
Swiss drugmaker Novartis' new gene therapy, which recently received US approval, may be the world's most expensive drug, priced at an exorbitant $2.125 million (approximately Rs. 14cr).
19 May 2019
Now, detect ear infections with an app and paper cone
Soon, you'll be able to detect infections in the ear of your kid using an app.
12 Feb 2019
Xiaomi Mi A1, OnePlus 5T emit most radiation; OEMs decline
A day after it was reported that certain Xiaomi, OnePlus smartphones had fared poorly in a radiation test, the Chinese smartphone manufacturer has issued a clarification.
03 Feb 2019
China disciplines 80 officials linked to major 2018 vaccine scandal
China's corruption watchdog yesterday said it had disciplined more than 80 officials linked to a vaccine scandal last year that inflamed public fears over the safety of domestically produced drugs.
07 Dec 2018
Now, a male birth control gel is on its way
A lot of couples in the world face the problem of unintended or unplanned pregnancy.
30 Nov 2018
Kumaraswamy requests Goa to lift ban on import of fish
Karnataka Chief Minister H D Kumaraswamy, in a letter to his Goa counterpart Manohar Parrikar, has asked that the ban on import of fish into Goa be lifted.
22 Nov 2018
Maharashtra government to make food adulteration non-bailable offense
Maharashtra government today said it would make food adulteration a non-bailable offense and provide for life-term to the offenders.
02 Nov 2018
US: First FDA-approved marijuana drug available across all US states
The first marijuana-based medication approved by the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA), Epidiolex, is now available as prescription medicine across all 50 US states.
14 Aug 2018
Natural Cycles: A mobile app that's legally a contraceptive
While there exist several smartphone apps that track periods, and presumably fertility, one app, Natural Cycles, has received the nod to legally market itself as a 'birth control' app in the US.
22 Jul 2018
With new drug's help, India can eliminate malaria by 2030
India's fight against malaria, which it aims to eliminate by 2030, has received a major boost after the US' Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved a new drug called Krintafel (tafenoquine) to treat P. Vivax cases.
19 Jun 2018
Maharashtra: Food poisoning claims 3 children's lives; 40 hospitalized
Three children died and at least 40 people were hospitalized due to suspected food poisoning after they had a meal at a function in Maharashtra's Raigad district, police said today.
20 May 2018
Stringent guidelines, AMR needed to treat pharma waste: Experts
Experts have said that there is a need for stringent guidelines for the treatment and monitoring of waste discharge from pharmaceutical industries.
28 Mar 2018
The birth of Viagra and revolution that followed
20 years ago, Viagra was approved by the US Food and Drug Administration and it answered the prayers of many men suffering from erectile dysfunction.
07 Mar 2018
Maharashtra: Sale of gutka to become non-bailable offense with 3-year-imprisonment
The Maharashtra Government has told the Legislative Council that sale of gutka -banned in the state- would be made a non-bailable offense.
20 Feb 2018
US start-up making skin patches for delivering medicines into body
Life sciences start-up Avro is developing a method to deliver medication through the skin.
04 Feb 2018
Radiation from mobile phones not harmful to humans: Study
Studies conducted by the US government reveal that radiations from mobile phones are not really harmful to humans.
25 Jan 2018
Maharashtra bans sale of food items at tobacco selling shops
Maharashtra government on Wednesday banned the sale of tobacco and food items under the same roof. The state becomes the first to implement the move after the Union ministry of health and family welfare issued an advisory in September, 2017.
22 Dec 2017
Here's what Apple is likely to launch in 2018!
Apple has really been busy this year with a lot of product launches. It has also been an important year for the Cupertino-based tech-giant in which the iPhone celebrated its tenth anniversary.
05 Oct 2017
BHU hospital under scanner for deaths of 14 patients
A Centre-UP government investigation team, which was probing the death of about 14 surgery patients on June 6-8 in BHU's Sir Sunder Lal Hospital, has found that industrial grade nitrous oxide was used to anesthetize patients.
30 Sep 2017
US health secretary Tom Price quits over private plane scandal
Tom Price, Donald Trump's Health and Human Services Secretary, resigned on Friday amid growing uproar over his use of expensive private planes for official purposes.
28 Sep 2017
Baba's empire: Patanjali's success story has too loose a narrative
It's as if Patanjali can do no wrong. In a very brief period of time, it took the FMCG sector by storm with an array of "swadeshi" products, promising to make "videshi" FMCG giants quaver.
11 Sep 2017
Dr. Reddy's Duvvada unit gets six observations from German regulator
German regulatory authority has issued six major observations pertaining to good manufacturing practices (GMPs) of Dr. Reddy's Laboratories' (DRL) for its Visakhapatnam plant.
29 Jul 2017
FDA plans to make tobacco products less addictive and harmful
For the first time in history, the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has moved to restrict nicotine content in tobacco products.
26 Jul 2017
This American company embeds chips in employees to track them
It is not uncommon for employers to compete in order to provide various perks and lure employees, but one US-based company is now offering $300-worth "free microchipping" to its employees.