Government increases stent prices by around 2 per cent
The prices of bare metal stents have gone up to Rs 7,400 from the earlier announced prices of Rs 7,260. (Source: The Economic Times)
Source: The Economic Times - March 31, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Poison in ayurvedic drugs
The WHO has recommended the upper limit for lead in blood to be no more than 10 ug/dl for adults and 5 ug/dl for children. (Source: The Economic Times)
Source: The Economic Times - March 31, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

New research could lead to test strips for early cervical cancer detection
Purdue researchers are developing technology that could lead to the early detection of cervical cancer with low-cost, easy-to-use, lateral flow test. (Source: The Economic Times)
Source: The Economic Times - March 30, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Hilleman Labs, NICED to develop Shigella Vaccine
The two aim to complete the development of this vaccine by 2024, according to Hilleman Labs chief executive officer Davinder Gill. (Source: The Economic Times)
Source: The Economic Times - March 30, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Can ayurveda help with cancer? AIIMS to study
AIIMS will collaborate with experts from the Central Council for Research in Ayurvedic Sciences and the All India Institute of Ayurveda to study and validate the efficacy of ayurvedic drugs. (Source: The Economic Times)
Source: The Economic Times - March 29, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Niti Aayog proposes draft bills for Indian System of Medicine, homoeopathy
The draft National Commission for Indian Systems of Medicine (NCISM) Bill, 2017 will cover Ayurveda, Unani, Siddha and Sowa-Rigpa, Yoga and Naturopathy. (Source: The Economic Times)
Source: The Economic Times - March 27, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

New regulators for homeopathy, ayurveda soon
The draft legislations suggested replacing the Central Council of Indian Medicine (CCIM) and the Central Council of Homoeopathy (CCH), statutory bodies under the health ministry. (Source: The Economic Times)
Source: The Economic Times - March 27, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

World Bank commits $100 million for health project in Uttarakhand
One of the components of the project would entail engaging private sector for health services while the other on stewardship and system improvement. (Source: The Economic Times)
Source: The Economic Times - March 25, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Dr Randeep Guleria is new director of AIIMS-Delhi
Dr Guleria joined AIIMS as an assistant professor in 1992 and has been the HoD of the department of pulmonary medicine and sleep disorders. (Source: The Economic Times)
Source: The Economic Times - March 24, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

To invest Rs 305 crore Mankind Pharma to foray into diagnostics
The company will operate on a three-tier model of hub, sub-hub and multiple spokesperson Vashishta said. It will have a reference lab in Gurgaon. (Source: The Economic Times)
Source: The Economic Times - March 24, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Stent price control shows India not open for business
Addition of stents to essential list contrary to international norms, says US embassy official. (Source: The Economic Times)
Source: The Economic Times - March 15, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Stent price control will save patients Rs 4,450 crore: Govt
The National Pharmaceutical Pricing Authority (NPPA) had notified the ceiling price of coronary stents at Rs 7,260 for bare metal stent and Rs 29,600 for drug-eluting ones. (Source: The Economic Times)
Source: The Economic Times - March 14, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

There is no shortage of coronary stents in the country, claims govt
As per the government, the NPPA was closely monitoring the situation and has alerted the state governments and state drugs controllers to monitor the availability of the Stents. (Source: The Economic Times)
Source: The Economic Times - March 14, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Medical devices notified as drugs must carry printed MRP: NPPA
These devices are non-scheduled formulations and their sales are governed by the provisions of DPCO 2013, the notification said. (Source: The Economic Times)
Source: The Economic Times - March 10, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

India joins 8 nations to improve quality of care around birth
It also enables quality assurance teams at healthcare facilities to monitor and implement the QoC measures using the PDSA (Plan-Do-Study-Act) cycle. (Source: The Economic Times)
Source: The Economic Times - March 10, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

In shadow of AIIMS, Safdarjung Hospital recalls 75-year journey with pride
Safdarjung Hospital was once called American Hospital and was established in 1942 for the treatment of soldiers injured in World War II in the China-Burma-India theatre of war. (Source: The Economic Times)
Source: The Economic Times - March 10, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

India fails to protect its U-5 kids
The report pointed at health risks from polluted drinking water, mainly presence of arsenic, which occurs naturally in ground water and causes serious risks to children's health. (Source: The Economic Times)
Source: The Economic Times - March 7, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

More than half of under-5 kids in India are anaemic
Based on the 2011 Census data, the total number of children under five in India in 2015 is projected at 12.4 crore. (Source: The Economic Times)
Source: The Economic Times - March 6, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Philips takes to digital tech to focus on healthcare space and increase workforce by 25%
Philips spun off its lighting division in June 2016 to focus on the healthcare division establishing Philips HealthTech as a separate company. (Source: The Economic Times)
Source: The Economic Times - March 5, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Safdarjung Hospital turns 75, massive infra upgrade on cards
The hospital started its journey in 1942 as the '100th Station Hospital' and was set up for treatment of injured American soldiers of the allied forces during World War II. (Source: The Economic Times)
Source: The Economic Times - March 5, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Amid rift, Malaysia's IHH Healthcare sells 6% shares in Apollo Hospitals
The shares were sold at Rs.1,268 apiece. DB International Asia, one of the buyers, bought 39.26 lakh shares, according to exchange data. (Source: The Economic Times)
Source: The Economic Times - March 3, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Nokia, HMD Global to partner in India for health device sale
HMD Global has licence to sell Nokia-branded phones which recently re-launched Nokia's 17-year-old feature phone Nokia 3310. (Source: The Economic Times)
Source: The Economic Times - March 3, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Indian children healthier than ever, but other nations doing better: Latest data
The survey, released after a decade -- the last survey was in 2005-06 -- reveals a 24-point reduction in under-five mortality rate. (Source: The Economic Times)
Source: The Economic Times - March 3, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Coronary stents prices slashed by 85%, govt tells Delhi High Court
The price of drug eluting stents and bio-resorbable scaffold or biodegradable stents, which used to range between Rs 40,000 and Rs 1.98 lakh, is now capped at Rs 29,600 and the bare metal stents. (Source: The Economic Times)
Source: The Economic Times - March 2, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Health care sector may grow by 12-14% over next 5 years: ICRA
The key factor which deters patients from developed economies in America and Europe from visiting India is availability of affordable options closer to home, primarily in Mexico, Turkey, and Portugal, ICRA said. (Source: The Economic Times)
Source: The Economic Times - March 1, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Narayana Hruduyalaya eyeing Panacea Biotec's Gurgaon Hospital
The 224 bed Gurgaon Hospital has been set up through Panacea Biotec's subsidiary NewRise Healthcare Private Limited in which the company holds 87.4% stake. (Source: The Economic Times)
Source: The Economic Times - March 1, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Celes Care launches virtual clinic for women
Celes Care aims to provide women of all ages with telehealth services delivered through medical professionals in their team. (Source: The Economic Times)
Source: The Economic Times - February 28, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

iGenetic diagnostics raises Rs 130 crore from CDC Group Plc and Manipal Group
This marks the investment debut of CDC Group and MEMG after they launched a Rs 500 cr fund for healthcare-focused investments beyond the conventional hospital services as reported by ET last week. (Source: The Economic Times)
Source: The Economic Times - February 28, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

India needs regulatory body for medical devices: Kiran Mazumdar-Shaw
"Precision of any medical intervention is critical as we cannot afford to have non-certified medical devices in the market," she said. (Source: The Economic Times)
Source: The Economic Times - February 28, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Put price cap on medicines, hip & knee implants: Doctors to PM
In a letter to PM Modi, the Alliance of Doctors for Ethical Healthcare (ADEH) said these drugs and implants are also charged "exorbitantly" like coronary stents. (Source: The Economic Times)
Source: The Economic Times - February 27, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

NPPA asks hospitals, doctors to report stents shortage
The regulator has been taking several steps to ensure stents are available under its prescribed price list as reports emerged that there were shortages in the market. (Source: The Economic Times)
Source: The Economic Times - February 27, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Max Ventures approaches shareholders for 36% stake sale in arm
Earlier this month, the respective boards of Max Speciality Films and Max Ventures and Industries (MaxVIL) approved the induction of Toppan Printing Co Ltd, Japan, as a joint venture partner with 49 per cent in MSF. (Source: The Economic Times)
Source: The Economic Times - February 26, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Three Global private equity funds vie for 25% stake in Indegene
In December 2015, the company acquired SmartCare, a health analytics platform, from Connecticut-based Vantage Point for $6-8 million. (Source: The Economic Times)
Source: The Economic Times - February 24, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

70% needy patients in India can't access dialysis: Study
Efforts to provide dialysis to those with end-stage kidney disease should be done in conjunction with more cost-effective efforts, the paper published in the journal Lancet said. (Source: The Economic Times)
Source: The Economic Times - February 24, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Top hospitals under regulator ’s lens for overcharging patients for stents
The department of pharmaceutical has also invoked special provisions under the DPCO to ensure compliance with the pricing order as well as the availability of stents. (Source: The Economic Times)
Source: The Economic Times - February 24, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Health Ministry starts inter-ministerial consultations to regulate allied healthcare
The government plans to create an institutional structure that can generate nearly 65 lakh jobs. The ministry has circulated the draft bill to standardise and regulate allied healthcare professions. (Source: The Economic Times)
Source: The Economic Times - February 23, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Hospitals can't refuse to sell patients the stents they demand: NPPA
In case of non-compliance of NPPA's instructions, the regulator said it may be constrained to invoke provisions of legal prosecution under the EC Act (1955) apart from other provisions under DPCO (2013). (Source: The Economic Times)
Source: The Economic Times - February 23, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

NPPA warns stent makers, importers against shortage
Last week, the government had slashed prices of stents by up to 85 per cent by capping them at Rs 7,260 for bare metal ones and Rs 29,600 for the drug eluting variety. (Source: The Economic Times)
Source: The Economic Times - February 22, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

German healthcare giant Merck partners with Bengaluru lab
Processing special effect pigments, which is used to add glitter in cosmetics, fashion industry, apparels and paints, is still a major challenge for the plastic industry. (Source: The Economic Times)
Source: The Economic Times - February 21, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Government asks missions abroad to promote Ayush & Ayurveda
"On part of Ministry of External affairs, we have asked all our chairs and missions to take a serious look to promote Ayush and Ayurveda," he said. (Source: The Economic Times)
Source: The Economic Times - February 21, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

No additional charge on stents as rates include 8% margin: Govt
It is pertinent to mention that 8 per cent maximum margin has been built into the calculation of the ceiling price of the coronary stents", National Pharmaceutical Pricing Authority (NPPA) said. (Source: The Economic Times)
Source: The Economic Times - February 20, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Stent companies fight to stay afloat, but patients wary after cap
Following the NPPA decision, some companies have reportedly withdrawn high-priced stents, leading to an artificial shortage of the product. (Source: The Economic Times)
Source: The Economic Times - February 19, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Private hospitals reuse disposables, make you pay for them
Some cardiologists in private hospitals admitted that reuse was common but said it was not a problem if the items were properly resterilised. (Source: The Economic Times)
Source: The Economic Times - February 19, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Hospitals not allowed to profit on stents anymore: Govt
According to data from the drug pricing regulator, hospitals were found earning exorbitant margins on stents —over 650% in some cases. (Source: The Economic Times)
Source: The Economic Times - February 18, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

New stent prices have enough margins: Bhupendra Singh, NPPA
NPPA  Chairman Bhupendra Singh explains to ET Pharma the rationale behind the move and its tough stance on compliance. (Source: The Economic Times)
Source: The Economic Times - February 17, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

AIIMS told to use khadi soap, linen
KVIC has bagged orders from several public sector companies such as ONGC and government departments such as railways since the Narendra Modi government came to power. (Source: The Economic Times)
Source: The Economic Times - February 17, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Health Ministry to set 'tough' targets to bring down IMR, MMR
Noting that there is a "sizable increase" in health budget this time, Union Health Minister J P Nadda said for the first time, the ministry has made tackling diseases like kalazar, measles and others "target oriented". (Source: The Economic Times)
Source: The Economic Times - February 15, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

ITC plans to set up multi-specialty hospitals
The move is in the context of the company's vision to "sub-serve national priorities which has driven the company's operations. (Source: The Economic Times)
Source: The Economic Times - February 10, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Dr Reddy's launches generic drugs in France; expands operations in Europe
According to a recently issued statement, the products will be made available in the hospital market in March this year in the area of oncology and anti-infectives. (Source: The Economic Times)
Source: The Economic Times - February 10, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

One in 3 stent implants in India is possibly unnecessary
There is no regulation of hospitals in India, especially in the private sector where a majority of urban Indians seek healthcare. (Source: The Economic Times)
Source: The Economic Times - February 10, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news