Tripura has been declared ‘malaria prone’ following the detection of 346 positive cases of Plasmodium Falciparum (PF) in the State during the last one month, official sources said on Thursday.

Health minister Tapan Chakraborty said that medical experts have advised the State government to use second generation drugs instead of traditional medicines to prevent malaria.

Tuesday's meeting to examine the pricing policy prepared by ministry of chemicals & fertilisers

On Tuesday, a group of ministers (GoM) led by agriculture minister Sharad Pawar will examine the proposed National Pharmaceutical Pricing Policy (NPPP) prepared by the ministry of chemicals and fertilisers.

Panacea Biotec has launched polio vaccine POLPROTEC in Nigeria to help combat the spread of the debilitating disease in the country, one of the last nations still to eradicate the virus.

It shrunk breast tumours by 80 per cent during tests and could also tackle prostate, pancreatic and cancers, said researchers.

Wants to take control of medicine price regulator from the chemicals ministry.

Secretary of State Hillary Clinton is expected to call Tuesday for a new push by the U.S. and other countries to harness recent science to stem the HIV/AIDS pandemic.

The search for the world's first malaria vaccine received a boost with the release of early results from a major clinical trial showing it cut risk by about half in African children.

The Sri Lankan government plans to spend over Rs. 97 million to purchase rabies vaccines to combat the fatal viral disease transmitted through animals.

Drug maker Lupin has received final approval from the US health regulator to market a generic version of UCB’s Keppra Oral Solution, an anti-epilepsy drug, in the American market.

Taking a cue from the US, India has now put a cap on the prescription formulations of paracetamol combo drugs — it should not exceed 325 mg in each tablet or capsule.