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Now smaller firms developing antibiotics but will society, politicians accept high prices?

Sat, 21 Jan 2017 18:32:29 GMT

(image) As a woman dies in the US from a superbug infection likely caught in India, four domestic companies are taking up the cudgels in the area of drug resistance.



Health ministry to roll out screening & control programme of 5 non-communicable diseases

Sat, 21 Jan 2017 14:32:15 GMT

(image) In the first phase, the population based screening component will be rolled out in 100 districts in 32 states and UTs with about 1,000 sub-centres undertaking screening before March 31 of this year.



TB patients will not be denied treatment on basis of domicile: Government

Sat, 21 Jan 2017 11:48:47 GMT

(image) In December 2016, the father of an 18-year-old patient suffering from XDR TB took National Institute of Tuberculosis and Respiratory Diseases to court because the hospital refused access to the new drug, Bedaquiline.



Note ban leads to 15% dip in healthcare spends

Fri, 20 Jan 2017 04:45:38 GMT

(image) In a sudden move, the government announced that existing currency notes of denominations Rs 500 and Rs 1,000 will cease to be legal tender from November 8, 2016.



KIMS hospitals invests Rs 40 crore in 100-bed hospital in IT corridor of Hyderabad

Wed, 18 Jan 2017 08:58:12 GMT

(image) In addition to the existing facilities in the two states, KIMS is also spreading its footprint across country by establishing hospitals in Guwahati, Bhubaneshwar and Indore.



Superbug-related death spurs drug regulator warning

Wed, 18 Jan 2017 05:00:55 GMT

(image) The Centre has also asked state drug regulators to take "strong policy measures including stringent regulatory action on the over-the-counter (without prescription) sale of high-end antibiotics".



Profit on stents ranges from 270% to 1,000%

Tue, 17 Jan 2017 05:18:38 GMT

(image) While the biggest jump in price seems to happen at the level of hospitals, not all hospitals might be charging that high a margin as it ranges from 11% to 654%.



Philips now brings healthcare to your home

Mon, 16 Jan 2017 19:35:46 GMT

(image) Wholly-owned arm Philips Home Care Services will focus on delivering both devices & medical services to households.



SastaSundar to expand pan India operations

Mon, 16 Jan 2017 10:39:33 GMT

(image) The revenue earned by SastaSundar Health Buddy Ltd in FY 2014 stood at Rs 10 million, whereas in FY 2015 it grew to Rs 207 million and in FY 2016 it was Rs 638 million.



NPPA may cut stent prices by more than 50 per cent

Sun, 15 Jan 2017 18:56:34 GMT

(image) The drug-pricing regulator's proposals have added fuel to an ongoing debate about which formula for capping these devices would improve patient access, without making the stent industry unviable.



NPPA proposes to slash cardiac stent prices by 50%

Sat, 14 Jan 2017 16:53:47 GMT

(image) The body has proposed that ceiling prices of drug-eluting stents (DES) be fixed at rates ranging between Rs21,881 to Rs67,272—less than 50% the prices currently billed to patients for the devices.



AVA Healthcare ties up with Ambika Pillai

Thu, 12 Jan 2017 12:12:15 GMT

(image) AVA Healthcare promoter Dr A.V. Anoop said the Kaytra brand would first be launched in Kerala and then extended to other states in the country.



IMA launches campaign, to send text alerts to its members for organ donation

Thu, 12 Jan 2017 08:33:32 GMT

(image) According to data, 200,000 people are wait-listed for kidneys in India and 30,000 await a liver, legal donations meet about 3 to 5 per cent of the demand.



Indian cardiac stents as expensive as imports: MNC association

Wed, 11 Jan 2017 19:04:31 GMT

(image) Indian stents are not drastically cheaper to imported stents, says the Medical Technology Association of India



Govt redrafts Bill for regulating allied healthcare services

Wed, 11 Jan 2017 14:12:50 GMT

(image) The official said allied healthcare professionals are estimated to comprise at least 40 per cent of healthcare workforce.