Centre for Science and Environment, as part of the global civil society coalition issues grave warning to World Health Assembly, urges leadership and action  


The Antibiotic Resistance Coalition, in this declaration released today, asserts that consumer protection and public health must trump the pursuit of profit, and that effective antibiotics are global public goods. The Coalition also calls for international leadership and action to, in part:


Chinese researchers announced Saturday they had successfully developed the vaccine for the H7N9 bird flu virus, after the flu strain had left more than 130 people infected, with 45 fatalities repor

The Supreme Court on Thursday said it will ‘test’ the new National Pharmaceutical Pricing Policy-2012 for fixing prices of essential medicines in the country and also the Drugs (Prices Control) Ord

Pharma companies oppose vociferously 45 days' time period given to them for replacing existing stocks

Taking their cue from Cipla and Alembic, many in the pharmaceutical industry have challenged the new drug price fixation orders that were to be implemented from July 29. The move is expected to delay the introduction of low-priced medicines in the market.

A report submitted to the State Human Rights Commission (SHRC) by the Drugs and Food Control Organisation (DFCO), a state government agency, has revealed that 438 medicines, including inject-able drugs have been found ‘not of standard quality’ (NSQ) after analysis over the past seven years. These samples were lifted randomly by officials of the organisation from government-run hospitals and chemist shops.

The SHRC is hearing a complaint by a civil society group, Jammu and Kashmir People’s Forum, filed in the wake of the spurious drugs scam and had asked for a factual report from the authorities concerned.

For the benefit of thousands of children, now the pentavalent vaccine - a five-in-one vaccine, which protects children from five diseases, will be available free in all 21 districts of the state of

The world’s first vaccine against Japanese Encephalitis (JE), created using an Indian strain of the virus, is now ready.

Prices of drugs that are defined as essential under the existing policy, but will not remain so under the new pharma pricing policy, would be frozen for a year, after which pharmaceutical firms wou

A study published in the Malaria World Journal has found that worldwide 2.6 per cent of all WHO-approved artemisinin-based anti-malaria drugs are substandard, as they have less than the prescribed