Hyderabad: Lack of regard for environmental laws by pharmaceutical companies in Telangana and Andhra Pradesh is evident yet again.

Effluents from the factory at Divya Pharmacy, belonging to yoga Guru Ramdev, at the Indira industrial estate in Haridwar city, continue to flow directly into the Ganga, near Rishikul.

Noted Supreme Court lawyer and Raman Magsaysay Award winner M.C.

A scientifically validated anti-diabetes herbal drug, named `BGR-34', was launched by a Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) laboratory in Lucknow on Sunday .

The outrageous price rise of the 62-year-old drug, Daraprim (Pyrimethamine) has sent the United States medical fraternity into a dizzy. The price of the drug was raised from USD 13.50 to USD 750 per pill in just over a month. This obnoxious price rise of over 5,000% came after the New York-based pharmaceutical company Turing Pharmaceuticals acquired the patent for the drug from Impax Laboratories. (Editorial)

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Order of the National Green Tribunal (Southern Zone, Chennai) in the matter of Anjan Drug Private Limited Vs The Chairman, Tamil Nadu Pollution Control Board & Ors dated 13/10/2015 regarding pollution caused by M/s. Anjan Drug Private Limited, Chennai, Tamil Nadu.

Environment Ministry's green panel EAC has approved drug maker Aurobindo Pharma's proposal to expand its bulk drugs facility in Medak district in Telangana, entailing an investment of about Rs 300

Most nations have strict controls on environmental waste, from arsenic to zinc. Yet no legal limits have been set to control pollution from drugs during their manufacture, use and disposal. That is despite evidence that pharmaceutical waste can wreak havoc in the environment — hormones found in contraceptives cause male fish to grow female sex organs, and a painkiller used in livestock has wiped out millions of vultures in India that fed on the carcasses. (Editorial)

Judgement of the Delhi High Court in the matter of Merck Sharp & Dohme Corporation & Others Vs Glenmark Pharmaceuticals Ltd. dated 07/10/2015 regarding infringement of Merck Sharp's patented anti diabetic drugs sold under the brand name JANUVIA and JANUMET.

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