Donald Trump’s pick for HHS secretary has inflated insulin price thrice during last stint


Alex Azar, the man who has been picked by US President Donald Trump for the position of Health and Human Services (HHS) secretary is known to have tripled the price of Insulin in his last stint as a high-ranking executive at the pharmaceutical company Eli Lily. Azar is succeeding Tom Price who has to resignContinue reading “Donald Trump’s pick for HHS secretary has inflated insulin price thrice during last stint”

£250 fertility drips not effective, says doctors and charities


A wellness company has been accused by fertility experts in UK of duping women with false hopes of being able to conceive a baby, using their £250 drip. The drips are being marketed with the image of a baby in the womb. Doctors have unequivocally rubbished the claims made by GetADrip.com , which is presentlyContinue reading “£250 fertility drips not effective, says doctors and charities”

41-year-old woman dies of swine flu in Santa Clara County


A 41-year-old woman has died of swine flu in the Santa Clara County, prompting the health officials to make a public announcement on Friday, advising vaccination. Nobody younger than 65, had died of any flu strain in the US last year. The typical swine flu virus triggers a medical indication of severe pneumonia that effectsContinue reading “41-year-old woman dies of swine flu in Santa Clara County”

US regains top spot in confidence survey on FDI, beats China


US regain top spot as the top executive’s choice for FDI after a gap of 12 years. The reason behind this win for US is considered to have been its recourse towards sustainable and stable economic development in comparison to China. The United States was on fourth place in the same survey conducted in 2012. TheContinue reading “US regains top spot in confidence survey on FDI, beats China”

Singapore haze elevates to worst levels till now, Indonesia sends planes to Sumatra


Air pollution in Singapore has reached record heights on the third consecutive day. Indonesia sends off planes and helicopters on Friday to extinguish the intense fires that are responsible for hazardous levels of smoky haze in three countries. The fire in peat swamp forests on Indonesia’s Sumatra Island sent a huge smog cloud across theContinue reading “Singapore haze elevates to worst levels till now, Indonesia sends planes to Sumatra”

Health ministry undecided over banning drugs banned in other countries: 15 overseas banned drugs continue selling in India


India’s health ministry has further complicated decision making over the ban of drugs that are banned in some countries including those banned for some specific population segments. The ministry submitted an action-taken report on 26th April after a parliamentary panel found lapses in drug regulation. In the report Indian health ministry said that “whenever aContinue reading “Health ministry undecided over banning drugs banned in other countries: 15 overseas banned drugs continue selling in India”

Federal government to release hospitals charges list for common procedures to reduce health-care disparities


The federal government will release the prices that hospitals charge for the first time of 100 most common inpatient procedures making it easier. This is good news for consumers as they will finally get to know the answers to the mystery surrounding as to how much the medical care actually costs. These charges till nowContinue reading “Federal government to release hospitals charges list for common procedures to reduce health-care disparities”

Novartis loses Glivec patents case in India


The apex Indian court rejected Swiss based pharmaceutical company Novartis AG’s plea for retaining patent of its cancer drug Glivec. The development has the potential for better prospects for Indian pharmaceutical firms over well placed foreign brands. According to analysts, the Supreme Court has set a legal precedent with this decision where it refuses toContinue reading “Novartis loses Glivec patents case in India”