Question raised in Lok Sabha on Drug Resistant TB Cases, 06/12/2019. India has the largest number of individuals suffering from drug resistant TB. However, as per the latest global TB report, India ranks 38th in the number of MDR-TB patients per lakh population (9.6 per lakh population).

The key objective of this research was to generate new evidence on outpatient antibiotic prescription rate and patterns in the private sector in India. We used 12-month period (May 2013 to April 2014) medical audit dataset from IQVIA (formerly IMS Health).

The bi-directional relationship between poverty and tuberculosis (TB) is well established. Poverty aggravates material disadvantage, social exclusion, discrimination in participation across a wide range of socio-economic and behavioural activities along with undernutrition, overcrowding, lack of access to healthcare and other social determinants of health.

According to the World Health Organisation (WHO), Colistin is a “reserve” antibiotic, which means it is supposed to be considered a “last-resort” option in treatment and used only in the most sever

These rules aim to make available a database of clinical establishments which are authorised to function and thereby improve public health quality by eliminating quacks

In light of established principles and strategies for appropriate use of antimicrobial medicines, this paper examines studies on antimicrobial use trends across several countries in the Asia and Pacific regions.

Antimicrobial resistance (AMR) – in which a microorganism (such as a bacterium, virus, fungus or parasite) becomes resistant to an antimicrobial drug used to treat infections caused by it – is possibly the most serious public health threat of our time.

MUMBAI: Pharma major Gilead Sciences has failed to deliver on promises to make an important drug available to patients suffering from a life-threatening HIV-related infection in certain developing

The Bureau of Pharma PSUs of India (BPPI), which implements the Centre’s flagship affordable medicine scheme PMBJP, has found 25 batches of drugs of 18 pharmaceutical companies to be of substandard

Several studies assessed the association of maternal folate intake with infant asthma risk, but the fndings are controversial. We performed a meta-analysis to clarify the association between maternal folate intake and infant asthma risk.

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