Drugs in India
15 Jun 2019
Factories found giving illegal 'painkillers' to women during periods
Much has been said of the exploitation of labor in our capitalist world, but it's not enough given how toxic labor abuse can get.
08 Jan 2019
Delhi HC refuses to vacate stay on medicines' online sale
The Delhi High Court today refused to vacate the stay on sale of drugs and prescription medicines by online pharmacies.
05 Jan 2019
J&K SAC approves first ever drug de-addiction policy for state
The State Administrative Council (SAC), under the chairmanship of Governor Satya Pal Malik, accorded sanction to the first-ever drug de-addiction policy in Jammu and Kashmir, an official spokesman said yesterday.
25 Dec 2018
Gurugram: Nigerian national arrested with heroin worth Rs. 12 crore
Haryana Police arrested a Nigerian national yesterday in Gurugram with over three kg heroin valued Rs. 12 crore.
13 Dec 2018
Mumbai Police's 'Mowgli' tweet has an important message for society
Mumbai Police has a knack of giving civic lessons through their quick-witted tweets and they're quite commendable.
09 Dec 2018
Nebulizers, blood pressure monitors, digital thermometers, glucometers notified as drugs
Commonly used medical devices like nebulizers, blood pressure monitors, digital thermometers and glucometers have been notified as drugs under the Drugs and Cosmetics Act, a step which will enable the government to ensure their quality and performance.
09 Nov 2018
Mother claims Punjab police's recklessness killed son, SC orders probe
The Supreme Court has taken cognizance of a mother's plea and ordered a SIT probe into the death of her son in Punjab.
23 Oct 2018
Ajaz Khan arrested for possessing drugs, claims he is innocent
Bollywood actor Ajaz Khan, who is known for his stint in 'Bigg Boss 7', was arrested by Mumbai Police's Anti-Narcotics Cell on Monday night.
17 Sep 2018
SC: Sale of Saridon, two other drugs allowed for now
After the government banned 328 FDC drugs including the likes of household names like Panderm, Saridon, etc., the Supreme Court, on Monday, allowed the sale of Saridon and two other drugs, at least temporarily.
07 Sep 2018
Health Ministry to rename drug regulator CDSCO; invites suggestions
The Union Health Ministry has invited suggestions for renaming the country's drug regulator CDSCO in line with its expanded roles.
23 Aug 2018
Private retailers to sell 'life-saving hormone' Oxytocin from September 1
Setting aside its ban on the sale of Oxytocin, the Health Ministry has allowed private retail shops to sell the life-saving hormone from September 1, an official said today.
21 Aug 2018
Punjab still battling drug-menace: Police inaction to be blamed
In 3,789 cases where drug possessors were convicted, Punjab police used the same narrative in the charge-sheets.
14 Aug 2018
#PolicyExplainer: This govt scheme provides quality medicines at low cost
Healthcare is one of India's biggest industries yet over 60% of people in the country lack access to modern healthcare, with the unavailability of affordable medicines being a major contributor.
12 Aug 2018
Brazilian held with Rs. 2.5cr worth cocaine at Mumbai airport
A Brazilian national, F Nascimen, has been apprehended by the CISF at the Mumbai airport for allegedly smuggling in cocaine-filled capsules worth Rs. 2.5 crore by concealing them in talcum powder boxes, a senior official said today.
05 Aug 2018
D'Cold, Saridon, 341 other medicines might soon be banned
As many as 343 fixed-dose combination (FDC) medicines are likely to get banned shortly, a move recommended by the Drugs Technical Advisory Board (DTAB).
17 Jul 2018
Delhi: Two drug peddlers arrested; 30kg cannabis seized
Two people, including a woman, were arrested with 30kg of cannabis from Om Vihar Phase-1 in Delhi, a police official said.
19 Apr 2018
Bengaluru: Customs officials seize Rs. 6.5cr-worth sedative drug at airport
The customs authorities have seized 12.9kg of methaqualone, a sedative drug, worth Rs. 6.5cr at the airport in Bengaluru.
25 Mar 2018
Narcotics seizure increased 300% in 5-years, 3.6L-kgs seized in 2017
Seizure of narcotic drugs in the country has increased by more than 300 percent in the last five years with 2017 witnessing the highest seizure of over 3.6 lakh kg of narcotics, said an NCB report.
10 Feb 2018
Girls drinking beer worries Goa CM Manohar Parrikar. Wait, what?
Goa CM Manohar Parrikar recently said the drug problem in the state's colleges isn't as huge as it is made out to be.
30 Dec 2017
NCB busts students from JNU, DU, Amity over drug racket
In a major crackdown on drugs, the Narcotics Control Bureau (NCB) has arrested four students from Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU), Delhi University (DU), and Amity University for their alleged involvement in a narcotics supply ring in Delhi.
26 Dec 2017
Popularity of party drugs in India has increased manifold
According to government data, use of synthetic party drugs have increased manifold in the last five years in India.
13 Dec 2017
Wanted drug peddler is "friends" with top Bollywood actors
Since his arrest four days ago, top drug peddler Bakul Chandaria has apparently made some confessions to Mumbai Police.
11 Dec 2017
Tamil Nadu police seize 200kg of ganja in Rameswaram
In a major bust, police in Tamil Nadu have seized 200 kilos of ganja worth Rs. 1cr from a cart at Sundaramudayan near Rameswaram.
10 Dec 2017
IIT-Kanpur drug-menace: "Few hundred" students using, insiders involved in racket
The situation at the prestigious IIT-Kanpur is alarming: the administration says an internal probe has revealed "a few hundred" of its roughly 4,000 students use drugs, TOI reports.
16 Nov 2017
Drugs, and not, terror is the biggest threat to J&K
Usually in news for terrorist activities, conflict-torn Jammu and Kashmir is waging another, relatively-unknown battle against drug menace.
05 Oct 2017
Drug use among youth in militancy-hit Kashmir increasing
The nation's focus on the militant violence in Jammu and Kashmir (J&K) has pushed a major issue on the sidelines: increasing drug use among Kashmiri youth.
11 Sep 2017
Delhi: Police arrest two drug peddlers; recover 790kg marijuana
Delhi Police crime branch cops have arrested two drug peddlers, Jagdish Kumar Arya and Saroj Subuddhi, and recovered Rs.54L-worth marijuana weighing almost 790kgs.
06 Sep 2017
Youths are quitting tobacco, but why isn't that good news?
Good news. Since 2009-10, a third of young adults aged 15-24 have quit smoking. Among those aged 15-17, half have left the habit.
02 Sep 2017
Fight over drugs: Boy killed in front of his mother
A 16-year-old boy, allegedly addicted to inhaling adhesive-based sulochen solution, has been stabbed to death by his friends in Delhi's Kabir Nagar.
25 Aug 2017
Is drug addiction going to bring doom for Kashmiri youths?
Kashmir is fighting terrorism. But is drugs the problem that needs immediate attention?
31 Jul 2017
'Legalizing marijuana reduces drug abuse': Is Maneka Gandhi right?
Yesterday, Union Minister Maneka Gandhi recommended legalizing marijuana for medical use, "especially as it serves a purpose in cancer".
30 Jul 2017
1500 kgs heroin worth Rs. 3500cr seized off Gujarat coast
Nearly 1500 kgs of heroin worth Rs. 3500 crore was seized off the coast of Gujarat by the Indian Coast Guard Ship, Samudra Pavak.
19 Jul 2017
Bengaluru: 3 foreigners arrested with cocaine worth Rs. 7 lakh
Central Crime Branch investigators caught three foreigners -a Nigerian, a Briton and a Mozambique- red handed and recovered six grams of cocaine worth Rs. 7.5 lakh from them at NGEF Layout, Byappanahalli, Bengaluru.
15 Jul 2017
J&K: Rs. 20cr worth heroin smuggled from Pakistan seized
Jammu & Kashmir Police have seized 15kg heroin worth Rs. 20cr from two smugglers who were held at Nagrota on the Jammu-Srinagar national highway.
02 Jul 2017
Daily scenes from Delhi's slums: The drug addicts of Seemapuri
A teenager in a Delhi slum prepares his daily injections: a combination of Buprenorphine, Valium and Avil, that he scored at just Rs. 50.
06 Jun 2017
States run out of life-saving medicines months after HIV/AIDS Bill
Not even two months after India passed the HIV/AIDS (Prevention and Control) Bill, 2017, ensuring dignity and equal rights to patients, at least six states have run out of live-saving drugs.
15 May 2017
Centre launches pneumococcal vaccine for 21 lakh children
The Centre launched the Pneumococcal Conjugate Vaccine (PCV) under its Universal Immunization Programme (UIP) on May 13.
15 May 2017
Massive Stents scam- Indians looted of crores!
Even as stent manufacturers claim huge losses due to recent price controls, shocking statistics tell another tale: apparently, stents in India were among the most expensive, more than US, UK, Germany and Italy.
14 May 2017
Cancer drug gets embroiled in the prevailing Indian pharma conflict
Indian pharma is currently waging a war against Roche, a Swiss-based pharma major that has monopoly over a cancer drug, which can be provided at a much cheaper rate.
14 May 2017
Malnutrition complicating India's severe tuberculosis problem
As the government focuses on supplying medicines for tuberculosis, a severe problem in India, most experts have overlooked the importance of proper food.