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Medical innovation in the pharmaceutical industry has resulted in positive results that have undeniably benefited patients and their families. We depend on better and more effective drugs for patients...
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It reminds me of René Descartes, the renowned 17th century French philosopher, every time I come across a person with mental illness being greeted with the derision and loathing that is totally...
A shocking 17,000 lives were lost to malnutrition in Maharashtra's tribal belts in the last one year alone, according to an RTI reply. Acting on the Bombay High Court's directives, the Maharashtra sta...
Most of us who took up the medical profession will testify that one of the things that made it so appealing was the power it has to positively impact the lives of people. It is not an academic pursuit...
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It was a regular day in my government dispensary attached to a mofussil town when a patient walked in through the door. She was about 65 years old female and was accompanied by her husband. Both looke...
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It is estimated that 31 million adult people died prematurely (death below 70 years of age) in India during 2010-2015; accounting for 21% of the total global premature deaths, the highest in the world. An important trend observed by health organizations is the shift of the premature mortality burden from the child (0-5 years) to the adult (15-60 years) level.
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The National AIDS Control Organization (NACO), released data, according to which 2,234 persons across India have been infected with the Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) while getting blood transfusi...
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Liable for 53% of the disease burden, non-communicable diseases (NCDs) are depleting India of its economic, social and human resources. The World Economic Forum estimated that India stands to lose $4.58 trillion before 2030 due to NCDs and mental health conditions. To overcome this challenge, India needs to develop novel and innovative methods and approaches that are cost-effective and easy to adopt.
The most common and often misleading perception is a stronger patent regime will increase the prices of medicines, hitting the poor harder as they spend a larger portion of their disposable income towards medical treatment. But as we argue in this article, a patent has little or no impact in raising the price of essential drugs.
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While some may find it shocking, there are times when India's parliamentarians do a good job. One such group of MPs has been in the limelight recently: the Parliamentary Standing Committee on Health and Family Welfare, chaired by Uttar Pradesh MP Prof Ram Gopal Yadav. Following are some significant points from a 170-page report (PDF) submitted by the committee on 27 April.
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Since time immemorial, the healthcare industry has been driven by two factors--medical expertise and cost--with the patient and care-taker always having to toe the line. Now with significant advances in technology, the patient is becoming increasingly empowered to actively participate in charting the course of his/her healthcare.
Dr. J Radhakrishnan is the health secretary for Tamil Nadu government and now faces the mammoth task of preventing outbreak of epidemics as flood waters begin to recede from Chennai and coastal Tamil...