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100 doctors in drug trial scan

Hindunstan Times, July 26, 2010
An NGO Swasth Samarthan Sewa Samiti has lodged a complaint against doctors who carried out clinical trials without providing information about the possible perils of such trials to tribal women in Madhya Pradesh. These doctors had been paid by MNCs to test some of their drugs.More

Doctor under influence

Express Pharma, July 19, 2010
Under the guise of continuing medical education doctors are offered sponsored trips, research support, etc. Are these freebies justified, especially when the Medical Council of India (MCI) itself is in limbo. More

Health ministry plans to curtail power of MCI

The Hindu, July 12, 2010
The revised draft of the proposed National Council of Human Resource in Health (NCHRH) Bill paves the way for substantially curtailing the power of the Medical Council of India (MCI). More

Has the time come for price controls on drug

The Hindu Business lines, June 8, 2010
Indian generic companies which until now have been making medicines at low costs are being acquired by foreign drug majors. Now is the time for the government to explore options to ensure that consumers continue to get cheap drugs. More

Health ministry retain control over medical education

The Financial Express, June 8, 2010
The latest draft of the National commission for higher education and research bill has clearly exclude medical education with agriculture education from the preview of the over arching apex body. More

Doctors Beware

DNA, June 1, 2010
Regulatory enforcement is required to minimise the propensity to cheat. People should have access to full information and disclosure. Health Minister said that we are on the way to become a consumerist society where the consumer is no longer willing to be taken for a ride. More

Hospitals mint money by inflating your bills

DNA, May 31, 2010
Illegally charging maximum retail prices (MRP) for medical devices are a common practice carried out by health providers across India. Hospitals charge more than the MRP for certain devices during hospitalisation.

Doctors can’t prescribe test with out reason

DNA, May 31, 2010
The Union Health Minister plans to make medical practitioners and hospitals more accountable for every stage of treatment, and create watchdogs to oversee doctor’s habits of admitting patients unnecessarily in to hospitals. More

Charges against phrama sector concerns PM.

Financial Express, May 5, 2010
Prime minister has asked the Ministry of Fertilizer and Chemical to look into various alleged unethical practices in the pharmaceutical industry. More