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UK study suggests genetic screening before prescribing could benefit millions(Unsplash)

Genetic screening before prescribing medicines could be more helpful, says study

ANI | , London
UPDATED ON JAN 29, 2021 05:33 PM IST
  • A new study published in the British Journal of Clinical Pharmacology shows that if people go through genetic testing before being prescribed medicines such as antidepressants, antibiotics and painkillers could benefit a lot from it.
In April 2020 around Rs 52 crore worth of medicine was supplied across the country.(Yogendra Kumar/HT PHOTO)
In April 2020 around Rs 52 crore worth of medicine was supplied across the country.(Yogendra Kumar/HT PHOTO)

Centre to provide medicines at doorstep, orders can be placed through WhatsApp, e-mail

New Delhi | By Asian News International
PUBLISHED ON MAY 05, 2020 07:34 PM IST
In addition, supply arrangements with India Post have also been made for supply to remotely located stores, as per a statement.
The secretary assured all measures for an uninterrupted supply of medicines and medical devices in all parts of the country, he said.(AP file photo)
The secretary assured all measures for an uninterrupted supply of medicines and medical devices in all parts of the country, he said.(AP file photo)

Enough HCQ to meet domestic, export demand, says Centre

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON APR 14, 2020 01:29 AM IST
“Indian pharma industry is producing enough stocks of essential medicines particularly HCQ to meet both domestic demand and to meet export obligations,” a government spokesperson said.
Hydroxychloroquine and chloroquine are oral prescription drugs that have been used for treatment of malaria and certain inflammatory conditions for over a century.(AP file photo)
Hydroxychloroquine and chloroquine are oral prescription drugs that have been used for treatment of malaria and certain inflammatory conditions for over a century.(AP file photo)

For now, doctors bank on HCQ, antibiotic

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Sanchita Sharma
UPDATED ON APR 14, 2020 02:24 AM IST
The majority of Covid-19 patients have mild to moderate illness, with symptoms of cough, fever and tiredness, with around 5% developing severe pneumonia and acute respiratory stress syndrome (ARDS), which is marked by worsening respiratory symptoms within one week of known clinical infection.
Diseases and their cures can sometimes work differently in different populations, and a one-size-fits-all regimen tailored to the West isn’t sufficient.(Shutterstock)
Diseases and their cures can sometimes work differently in different populations, and a one-size-fits-all regimen tailored to the West isn’t sufficient.(Shutterstock)

Why Asian patients need medicines designed for them

Bloomberg | By Ari Altstedter, Bloomberg
UPDATED ON OCT 03, 2018 03:33 PM IST
A number of companies are attempting to create new drugs and products tailored to Asian bodies and lifestyles. Here’s why.
Medicine side effect: The technique would be beneficial for cancer and neurological disease patients.(Getty Images/iStockphoto)
Medicine side effect: The technique would be beneficial for cancer and neurological disease patients.(Getty Images/iStockphoto)

Drug side effects, breakthrough study promises to tailor medicines for patient’s needs

Asian News International | By Asian News International, Washington Dc
UPDATED ON JUL 09, 2018 05:48 PM IST
Medicine side effects: In a significant research conclusion, scientists have developed a new technique wherein medicines will target specific needs of patients.
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