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Review: Bottle of Lies by Katherine Eban

Bottle of Lies drives home the chilling point that making and selling drugs that aren’t what their labels declare involves profoundly organized criminality
While this is a happy picture of a mother washing her newborn at a hospital in South Sudan in March 2019, millions of poor people in Africa have died after receiving cheap adulterated drugs donated by the very companies that make them.(Alex Mcbride/AFP)
While this is a happy picture of a mother washing her newborn at a hospital in South Sudan in March 2019, millions of poor people in Africa have died after receiving cheap adulterated drugs donated by the very companies that make them.(Alex Mcbride/AFP)
Updated on Feb 07, 2020 07:52 PM IST
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Hindustan Times | BySujoy Gupta

The scary truth behind generic drugs in India

Often, generic drugs manufacturers produce medicines of higher quality for European and American markets, where regulation is tighter, whilst blithely selling inferior and ineffective drugs in India
Our faith in Indian generic medicines is often misplaced. They frequently don’t work. Sometimes, no matter how many tablets you take, they will not treat the disease or infection(Shutterstock)
Our faith in Indian generic medicines is often misplaced. They frequently don’t work. Sometimes, no matter how many tablets you take, they will not treat the disease or infection(Shutterstock)
Updated on Jul 13, 2019 06:58 PM IST
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Strict norms for 8 medical devices to ensure better quality

The health ministry had earlier regulated 23 devices and with the addition of eight more such devices, the total number of devices to be specified as drugs has increased to 31. It would require same checks as drugs.
Union ministry of health and family welfare has added eight more devices to the list of drugs under the Drugs and Cosmetics Act, 1940. (Photo by Diwakar Prasad/ Hindustan Times)(Diwakar Prasad/ Hindustan Times)
Union ministry of health and family welfare has added eight more devices to the list of drugs under the Drugs and Cosmetics Act, 1940. (Photo by Diwakar Prasad/ Hindustan Times)(Diwakar Prasad/ Hindustan Times)
Updated on Feb 09, 2019 08:07 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | ByRhythma Kaul

Focus to prove quality, now stricter check for generic medicines

The central drugs control department has been hurt by infrastructure inadequacies and staffing shortages in the past. In 2016, the government allocated Rs 1,750 crore for strengthening central and state drug control departments.
In 2016, the government allocated Rs 1,750 crore for strengthening central and state drug control departments. (Representational Image)(Getty Images/iStockphoto)
In 2016, the government allocated Rs 1,750 crore for strengthening central and state drug control departments. (Representational Image)(Getty Images/iStockphoto)
Updated on Dec 28, 2018 08:08 AM IST
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New Delhi | ByRhythma Kaul
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