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Paediatric Nimesulide, Cisapride, PPA face ban

Friday 14 January '11

Within two weeks from now, four drugs—analgesic Nimesulide suspension for paediatric use, heartburn drug used in gastroesophageal reflux disease, Cisapride, decongestant used in cold and cough phenylp...
US drug agency seeks CBI help for counterfeit info

Saturday 11 December '10

The Pharmaceutical Security Institute (PSI), a Washington-based not- for-profit corporation that tracks illegal counterfeit drugs and aids in initiating action against offenders, has initiated talks w...
Mukesh sets eyes on 26% stake in Fortis

Thursday 17 June '10

After its high-voltage entry into wireless broadband and the expected debut into power, the biggest surprise from RIL could be its foray into healthcare.
Mukesh plans healthcare foray, sets eyes on 26% stake in Fortis

Thursday 17 June '10

After its high-voltage entry into wireless broadband and the expected debut into power generation, the biggest surprise to come from Reliance Industries (RIL)...
Big Pharma M&As aid India biz

Tuesday 18 May '10

Big Pharma’s big fat weddings abroad have showered blessings on their Indian subsidiaries as well. Several pharma MNCs in India with a significant presence in niche therapeutic segments have enjoyed a...
US B-schools slip on wish list

Friday 23 April '10

While 75% GMAT scorers wanted to pursue their courses in the US four years ago, the figure has come down to just 56% now. When it comes to GMAT scorers’ preference, many US business schools are losing...
Lupin, DRL in US big league

Saturday 17 April '10

In a first, two Indian drug firms, Lupin Ltd and Dr Reddy’s Ltd, have made it to the list of top 10 generic companies in the fiercely competitive US market, placed eighth and tenth, respectively, in 2...
Apollo commits Rs 1,000 cr for medical education entry

Friday 19 March '10

India’s largest corporate hospital chains — Apollo Hospitals, Fortis Healthcare and Max Healthcare — are poised for an aggressive foray into medical education, which was opened to them recently....
Companies can now set up medical colleges

Thursday 18 March '10

Govt has removed the bar on entry of companies into the area of medical education directly.


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Pratap Bhanu MehtaYou, the UPA, destroyed roads, airlines, power, education, industry, employment… you rocked the financial boat, you came for freedom, you legitimised being corrupt. But we did not speak out. Remember, we do have the vote. Pratap Bhanu Mehta While we were silent, July 11 Comments
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Pawan KheraReally, Mr Mehta? Much that I enjoy your sophomoric enthusiasm, your assertions are hurried and inaccurate. The UPA didn't aim to silence people. The UPA heard what the people spoke. Pawan Khera Imagining a silence, missing the point, July 19 Comments
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Shekhar GuptaNever in India's history has the economic discourse been so one-sided. Povertarianism, has become a part of our holy national consensus. Shekhar Gupta National Interest: The deformists, July 20 Comments
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Shashi TharoorI respect Pratap Bhanu Mehta and Shekhar Gupta, but find their diatribes sweepingly denunciatory. They have failed to notice today's India boasts a thriving, entrepreneurial and globalised economy. Shashi Tharoor Note to UPA-bashers, July 23 Comments
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Shashi TharoorPawan Khera and Shashi Tharoor's defence of the UPA, as rejoinders to articles by Pratap Bhanu Mehta and Shekhar Gupta, displays how political sycophancy can distort perception. They are written to ensure their status in the party. Madhu Trehan A people in despair, a government in wonderland Comments
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