J & J ’s subsidiary hip replacement row: A detailed timeline of events that hit this global giant
J&J has already paid $2.5 billion in settlements in the US, while Indian victims may receive a minimum payout of Rs 20 lakh each after an arduous struggle for justice. (Source: The Economic Times)
Source: The Economic Times - September 4, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

India fast-tracked initiatives for universal health coverage: Nadda
At the 71st session of the WHO Regional Committee for South-East Asia here, he said India supports the regional and global health agenda and stands ready to work with fellow member states and the international community to achieve the common goal of 'Health for All'. (Source: The Economic Times)
Source: The Economic Times - September 3, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Health Ministry comes out with draft rules on sale of drugs by e-pharmacy
The draft rules on "sale of drugs by e-pharmacy" state that no person will distribute or sell, stock, exhibit or offer for sale of drugs through e-pharmacy portal unless registered. (Source: The Economic Times)
Source: The Economic Times - September 1, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Modi's Ayushman Bharat is born through caesarean section
The scheme, the biggest health financing scheme in the world, offers a cover of Rs 5 lakh for 10 crore poor families. (Source: The Economic Times)
Source: The Economic Times - September 1, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Fortis CFO Gagandeep Singh Bedi quits
The Board of Directors of the company at its meeting held today have considered Bedi's resignation from the services of the company, and accepted the same. (Source: The Economic Times)
Source: The Economic Times - August 30, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Your habit of throwing medicines is breeding superbugs that are hard to cure
"Superbugs" are strains of bacteria that are resistant to the majority of antibiotics commonly used today to treat infections. (Source: The Economic Times)
Source: The Economic Times - August 29, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Govt asks districts to weed out names that should not be in list of Ayushman Bharat beneficiaries
The National Health Agency sent a circular to districts asking them to weed out any families identified as eligible for the Ayushman Bharat-National Health Protection Mission, but who in reality are financially well off. (Source: The Economic Times)
Source: The Economic Times - August 29, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Maharashtra FDA ex-chief accuses DCGI of delaying action against J & J
In a telephonic interview to ET, Zagade also questioned the basis on which the drug controller ’s office re-issued the import licence for the articular surface replacement (ASR) hip implants even though the company had voluntarily recalled the product in 2010. (Source: The Economic Times)
Source: The Economic Times - August 28, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Not all is well with India's corporate hospital chains
India ’s corporate hospital chains are faced with heavy strain on their financial health, thanks to spiraling costs and regulatory controls on pricing. (Source: The Economic Times)
Source: The Economic Times - August 25, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

22 new AIIMS coming up across the country: J P Nadda
He also said ensuring the highest standards of medical education was a top priority for the government. (Source: The Economic Times)
Source: The Economic Times - August 25, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Sunil Godhwani responsible for Group's woes: Singh Brothers
Godhwani had stepped down as the chairman and MD in July 29, 2016. Subsequently, he assumed charge of the CEO in Religare Enterprises. (Source: The Economic Times)
Source: The Economic Times - August 23, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Malaysia ’s IHH Healthcare to exit Kolkata’s Apollo Gleneagles Hospitals
Apollo Gleneagles is a joint venture between Apollo Hospitals and Parkway Pantai, a subsidiary of IHH. (Source: The Economic Times)
Source: The Economic Times - August 21, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

WHO announces important changes to multi drug resistant TB treatment
In its last-issued guidance in October 2016, the WHO had restricted usage to the breakthrough drug owing to concerns around its effect on the heart (cardio-toxicity). (Source: The Economic Times)
Source: The Economic Times - August 17, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Can Indu Bhushan deliver PM Modi ’s promise of healthcare?
This is as much a vote magnet as it is a social necessity. The politics of the policy can shape 2019 (Source: The Economic Times)
Source: The Economic Times - August 16, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

IHH, Hindujas plan to run operations of Mumbai ’s Jaslok Hospital
Jaslok Hospital, which was established in 1973 by businessman and philanthropist Seth Lokoomal Chanrai, is considered one of the oldest tertiary hospitals in the country (Source: The Economic Times)
Source: The Economic Times - August 15, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

‘Health insurance may require Rs 20,000-30,000 crore ... first phase involves only the public hospitals’
The first phase of the project, being started on pilot basis on August 15, involves only the public hospitals. (Source: The Economic Times)
Source: The Economic Times - August 15, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Government extends caps price of knee implants for one more year
Providing relief to patients going for knee implants, the National Pharmaceutical Pricing Authority (NPPA) has extended the ceiling prices till August 2019. (Source: The Economic Times)
Source: The Economic Times - August 14, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Bain Capital joins KKR in race for Max Healthcare stake
Max Healthcare, which runs 14 hospitals with 2,500 beds in north India, is an equal joint venture between Indian billionaire Analjit Singh and Life Healthcare. (Source: The Economic Times)
Source: The Economic Times - August 13, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Delhi High Court says Malvinder, Shivinder Singh cannot operate bank accounts
The Singhs, personally present at the high court on Friday, were questioned on the bank accounts and properties they held in India and abroad. (Source: The Economic Times)
Source: The Economic Times - August 10, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Delhi High Court directs Singh Brothers to disclose foreign bank accounts, properties
The Singhs, personally present at the high court on Friday, were questioned on the bank accounts and properties they held in India and abroad. (Source: The Economic Times)
Source: The Economic Times - August 10, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Cost of setting up 6 new AIIMS overshot by Rs 2,928 cr: CAG
The CAG performance audit report of Pradhan Mantri Swasthya Suraksha Yojana (PMSSY)stated that out of 42 departments in new AIIMS, 6-14 speciality, super-speciality and other departments have not become functional. (Source: The Economic Times)
Source: The Economic Times - August 7, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Set to conquer US, Indian 'Viagras' may give Pfizer a hard time
The end of Pfizer's patent will open floodgates of the lucrative US market to Indian companies. (Source: The Economic Times)
Source: The Economic Times - August 7, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

John Abraham picks up stake in GNC franchise partner
The model turned actor and producer joins a league of celebrities shifting from brand endorsements to financing consumer products firms, and help influence sales. (Source: The Economic Times)
Source: The Economic Times - August 6, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Parliamentary panel asks health ministry to expedite setting up of anti-retroviral treatment centres
The panel has also asked the ministry to devise a mechanism for providing an expanded access to subsidised anti-retroviral therapy for poor people, orphan and destitute children infected with HIV. (Source: The Economic Times)
Source: The Economic Times - August 5, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Constellation Alpha to acquire pathology chain Medall Healthcare
Constellation was formed as a public platform for acquiring Indian healthcare businesses. Constellation raised $144 million in its initial public offering in June 2017 in NASDAQ. (Source: The Economic Times)
Source: The Economic Times - August 3, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Government hospitals may be told to buy ‘auto-disable’ syringes
In India, reuse of disposable syringes is often cited as a key reason for spread of viruses and infections like HIV and hepatitis. (Source: The Economic Times)
Source: The Economic Times - August 2, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Delhi HC directs Malvinder and Shivinder to appear at proceedings in Daiichi's case
his would be the first time that the Singhs would appear in court in Daiichi's case in India, which has been going on since May 2016. (Source: The Economic Times)
Source: The Economic Times - August 1, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

5 Reasons Why ‘Nutralyfe Garcinia’ is the Miraculous Solution to all your Weight Loss problems.
In today's busy lives leading a healthy lifestyle and maintaining your weight can be really difficult and costly. Getting up early in the morning or eating s... (Source: The Economic Times)
Source: The Economic Times - July 31, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Common Service Centers to help in implementation of Ayushman Bharat
Under the ambitious Ayushman Bharat scheme, the government will cover over 10 crore poor vulnerable families. (Source: The Economic Times)
Source: The Economic Times - July 31, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

India can be global healthcare destination: Apollo Chairman
Apollo will participate in many ways in the government's healthcare programmes and make signifcant contributions to make the 500 billion people in India healthy and happy. (Source: The Economic Times)
Source: The Economic Times - July 30, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Max Life set to add 145 branches, lines up Rs 250-crore expansion plan
“We need to regain our lost glory and go back to making our proprietary channels fire,” Singh said, referring to the company’s strategy at the time of inception which was built around selling insurance policies through a network of 80,000 agents. (Source: The Economic Times)
Source: The Economic Times - July 30, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Working to strengthen regulatory system for health supplement, nutraceutical sector: FSSAI
FSSAI is gearing itself to strengthen the regulatory ecosystem through cross-border collaboration and learning from international best practices, it said in a statement. (Source: The Economic Times)
Source: The Economic Times - July 29, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

How India's high-quality, low-cost model can save American healthcare
Our study suggests that to promote innovations in healthcare delivery, an environment like India ’s is just what the doctor ordered. (Source: The Economic Times)
Source: The Economic Times - July 29, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Lifestyle diseases: FSSAI launches 'Eat Right Movement'
According to FSSAI, one in four Indians is at risk of dying from one of the Non-Communicable Diseases, such diabetes, blood pressure, heart disease or cancer. (Source: The Economic Times)
Source: The Economic Times - July 29, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Five paradoxes of Indian Healthcare
The Supreme Court has held healthcare to be a fundamental right under Article 21 of the Constitution. (Source: The Economic Times)
Source: The Economic Times - July 27, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Nutralyfe Regain – “The Best Ayurvedic Option to fight Hair Fall?”
Hair is an important part of our personality; bad hair can definitely ruin your efforts to look good whereas healthy hair can make you look more attractive. ... (Source: The Economic Times)
Source: The Economic Times - July 24, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

DHFL, USAID sign $10 million loan guarantee for improving healthcare sector
US Consul General Edgard Kagan said, "The USAID-DHFL partnership will boost women's empowerment by prioritising them for lending, helping women access loans and expand and improve the viability of their businesses.". (Source: The Economic Times)
Source: The Economic Times - July 24, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

IHH may merge existing India hospital portfolio with Fortis Healthcare
The Fortis Open Offer is expected to commence in August / September 2018 subject to certain conditions, including customary regulatory approvals including CCI, Sebi and the RBI. (Source: The Economic Times)
Source: The Economic Times - July 24, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

DHFL, USAID sign USD 10 mn loan guarantee for improving healthcare sector
US Consul General Edgard Kagan said, "The USAID-DHFL partnership will boost women's empowerment by prioritising them for lending, helping women access loans and expand and improve the viability of their businesses.". (Source: The Economic Times)
Source: The Economic Times - July 24, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

IHH ’s audit committee chief opposed Fortis buy
Rossana Annizah binti Ahmad Rashid, an independent non-executive director on the 11-member board, made her dissent official in the meeting that approved the deal. (Source: The Economic Times)
Source: The Economic Times - July 23, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

How Google Glass-based solutions can empower autistic people in India
According to Dr Sahin, contrary to what most of the people think, kids actually treat wearable devices as fun and are facing no problem using them. (Source: The Economic Times)
Source: The Economic Times - July 22, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

IIT researchers develop promising TB diagnostics solution
A team from IIT-Delhi is among those developing homegrown solutions for easier and cheaper diagnosis of diseases such as TB and malaria (Source: The Economic Times)
Source: The Economic Times - July 21, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Portea's healthy partnership with Brand Capital
"I'm like a sponge, constantly absorbing from the people around me and different people have inspired me at different stages in my life", said Meena Ganesh. ... (Source: The Economic Times)
Source: The Economic Times - July 20, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Government plans two new labs to test drug samples
In a move to ensure safer medicines, the Centre plans to designate two new laboratories — in Mumbai and Chennai — as ‘appellate testing laboratories’, to check drug samples collected by regulators as part of market surveillance and plant inspections. (Source: The Economic Times)
Source: The Economic Times - July 19, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Daiichi Sankyo moves Delhi HC to block Fortis-IHH deal
Daiichi moved court on Wednesday, seeking orders to prevent Fortis from proceeding with its deal with IHH without the high court ’s “further approval.” (Source: The Economic Times)
Source: The Economic Times - July 18, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

MoU signed between IIT Delhi and AIIA to give 'scientific validation' to Ayurveda
Under the Memorandum of Understanding (MoU), the faculties of IIT Delhi and AIIA will work together in the projects to look at ways to integrate technology with Ayurveda. (Source: The Economic Times)
Source: The Economic Times - July 17, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Will IHH Healthcare's acquisition of Fortis nurse it out of ICU?
With its own mixed track record in India, the coup can easily turn into a winner ’s curse for IHH. (Source: The Economic Times)
Source: The Economic Times - July 17, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Affordability of quality healthcare is a major issue
With the increase in access to information, aided by mobile penetration and ever-increasing data speeds, the power equation between patients and doctors is changing. (Source: The Economic Times)
Source: The Economic Times - July 16, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Wockhardt plans to sell four hospitals outside Mumbai
The group plans to sell properties in Nagpur, Nashik and Rajkot, according to two people aware of the development. Wockhardt has hired a Chennai-based investment bank to find a buyer for the assets. (Source: The Economic Times)
Source: The Economic Times - July 16, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Scrips fall as Fortis-IHH deal spooks healthcare sector
After the completion of the deal, the IHH-Fortis group of hospitals will be among the biggest in the country, competing directly with some of the large listed hospital chains. (Source: The Economic Times)
Source: The Economic Times - July 14, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news