Indian drug companies once saved millions by producing cheap medicines – but no more

Between life and death often there is a patent. For Gerald Coelho, suffering from liver cancer caused by chronic Hepatitis C, the cure was in sight but out of reach. What he needed was a three-month course of sofusbuvir, a potent drug launched in 2014 by Gilead Sciences of the

Science Says These Two Techniques Will Keep You Cool Under Pressure

Gross found that people who tried to suppress a negative emotional experience failed to do so. While they thought they looked fine outwardly, inwardly their limbic system was just as aroused as without suppression, and in some cases, even more aroused. Kevin Ochsner, at Columbia, repeated these findings using an

No one’s children

Will drastic cuts in child health, nutrition outlays really be made up by states? Written by Neerja Chowdhury | Published on:March 30, 2015 12:45 am The most important priority for any government in India today should be the health and nutrition of its children. This is a matter of emergency.

TRAI seeks views on net-neutrality

The regulator has sought views of people interested in the matter by April 24 and counter comments by May 8. In the wake of recent debates over regulating of over-the-top players such as Skype, Viber, Whatspp and GoogleTalk, Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI), on Friday, sought views from the

China unveils details of ambitious Silk Road plans

China has unveiled details about its proposed Silk Road initiatives, which would impact 4.4 billion people and, within a decade, could generate trade above 2.5 trillion dollars. A vision document jointly prepared by a composite team from the ministries of commerce, foreign affairs and the National Development and Reform Commission

The war in Yemen

Yet another Arab nation faces a humanitarian crisis following military conflict, as the localised war between various forces in Yemen has taken on a regional dimension. After the besieged Yemeni government requested help, the Gulf Cooperation Council, led by Saudi Arabia, launched air attacks against Houthi rebel positions in Yemen on March 26.

Centre reviewing FDI policy in pharma sector

Worried that takeover of key domestic firms could affect availability of low-cost generics NEW DELHI, MARCH 29:   Unabated takeovers of Indian drug companies and negligible investments in greenfield or new projects have prompted the Centre to relook the foreign direct investment (FDI) policy in the pharmaceutical sector. It is examining