Over 1,000 wholesale and retail chemists in Goa will join a nationwide one-day strike on October 14 to protest the central government's attempts to regularise online sale of medicines.
An acute shortage of doctors plagues Odisha, with quacks ruling the roost in rural areas and the urban health sector at the mercy of paramedics and pharmacists.
The ebola virus has again been detected in a Scottish nurse who first contracted it in December 2014, a media report said.
The Employees' State Insurance Corporation (ESIC) would introduce health service schemes for workers in three north-eastern states, union Minister of state for Labour and Employment Bandaru Dattatreya said.
In a bid to ensure that children left out of routine immunization drive get vaccinated, the union health ministry launched the second part of Mission Indradhanush, its flagship vaccination programme.
An Indian woman has been fined $400 ($260 US) for bringing cow urine into New Zealand, a media report said.
The union cabinet approved the setting up of three new All India Institutes of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) in as many states.
International medical aid agency Medecins Sans Frontieres (MSF/Doctors Without Borders) on Wednesday called for a cautious approach from Indian negotiators on the reinstatement of talks for the EU-India free trade agreement which was discussed during German Chancellor Angela Merkel's visit.
The Drugs Consultative Committee (DCC) is contemplating sale of drugs and medicines by internet in India and for that purpose they constituted a subcommittee to examine risks and apprehensions related to such online sale through internet.
As per sub committee of Drugs Technical Advisory Board (DTAB), many nutraceuticals which are being sold as food products contain considerable amount of drugs. And such product may be withdrawn from market and they will sell as drugs instead of food.