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India's drug prices regulator calls for better oversight of private hospitals

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HIV türlerine yüzde 99 oranında saldıran antikor geliştirildi

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BMC to launch mobile app for monsoon diseases

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Cancer care in north India receives shot in the arm

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Versartis growth hormone drug fails key study, shares sink

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WHO Warns About Lack of Antibiotics: Immunity Boosting Foods for the Flu Season

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Higher quality of life, fewer hospital visits for dementia patients on home care pilot

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  • BMC to launch mobile app for monsoon diseases
    BMC to launch mobile app for monsoon diseases

    , indianexpress.com

    Mumbaikars will soon get information related to diseases like malaria, H1N1 (swine flu), dengue and chikungunya on their mobile phones. In a first, the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) will launch a free mobile application dedicated to ‘monsoon related diseases’. The mobile app, which will be officially launched on Tuesday, will not only share information on diseases, their symptoms, precautions to be taken but will help residents with addresses of civic health centres, clinic and hospitals
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Diseases & Conditions

  • Geneva group lauds move on cheaper hep C drug - Nation
    Geneva group lauds move on cheaper hep C drug - Nation

    , thestar.com.my

    PETALING JAYA: Malaysia’s landmark decision to invoke a “government-use” licence to get access to affordable versions of a hepatitis C drug will have a major impact on global efforts to open up expensive treatments to more people, the Geneva-based Drugs for Neglected Diseases initiative (DNDi) said. This should give 400,000 people living with hepatitis C in Malaysia access to sofosbuvir, DNDi executive director Dr Bernard Pécoul said in a statement on Wednesday
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Health care

  • E-coli infection hits PGI child unit, 11 infants being treated
    E-coli infection hits PGI child unit, 11 infants being treated

    , indianexpress.com

    THE POSTGRADUATE Institute of Medical Education and Research (PGIMER) is battling an outbreak of E-coli infection in its Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU). Eleven infants are being treated for the infection, sources at the hospital said. The infection triggered diarrhoea in the affected infants. “Six infants were discharged from the hospital and five are still admitted,” said a senior PGI official
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  • E-coli infection hits PGI child unit, 11 infants being treated
    E-coli infection hits PGI child unit, 11 infants being treated

    , indianexpress.com

    THE POSTGRADUATE Institute of Medical Education and Research (PGIMER) is battling an outbreak of E-coli infection in its Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU). Eleven infants are being treated for the infection, sources at the hospital said. The infection triggered diarrhoea in the affected infants. “Six infants were discharged from the hospital and five are still admitted,” said a senior PGI official
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Drugs & Medications

  • India's drug prices regulator calls for better oversight of private hospitals
    India's drug prices regulator calls for better oversight of private hospitals

    , channelnewsasia.com

    MUMBAI: India's drug pricing authority called for better regulation of the country's massive private healthcare industry on Friday to ensure government efforts to cut prices benefit patients. To cut the cost of procedures such as angioplasty and knee surgery, India's National Pharmaceutical Pricing Authority (NPPA) has dramatically reduced prices of knee implants and cardiac stents in recent months. (http://reut.rs/2fmDSSh) The move has been hailed as a major effort by Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi to make healthcare affordable, but it has been met with stiff resistance from healthcare providers
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Medical Professionals

  • Pharmacists can help the hapless
    Pharmacists can help the hapless

    , nst.com.my

    RECENTLY, the Malaysian Pharmaceutical Society (MPS) claimed that there were several flaws in the proposed Pharmacy Bill. Among them were: 1. NOT mandatory for doctors to issue prescriptions to patients; 2. NOT mandatory for a diagnosis or indication to be written on approved prescription papers; 3. ALLOWING pharmacy assistants to work for non-pharmacists; 4. ALLOWING doctors to prepare personalised medications, a practice known as compounding; and, 5
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Patients

  • Leukemia patient's perfect donor is in Vietnam but U.S. won't grant visa, family says
    Leukemia patient's perfect donor is in Vietnam but U.S. won't grant visa, family says

    , cbsnews.com

    The family of a California grandmother says the government is standing in the way of her life-saving cancer treatment. Helen Huynh's doctors say she will die without a stem cell transplant, and while her sister in Vietnam is a perfect match, the U.S. Consulate there has refused to give her a temporary visa so far. With her family by her bedside at the UC Irvine Medical Center's intensive care unit, Huynh is trying to beat leukemia, reports CBS News' Carter Evans
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