Daily Archives: 27/04/2017

Lawyers and generics 

A reputed law firm opines in the context of Health Ministry’s letterNew Delhi: The letter dated 18.4.2017 sent out by the Government of India, Ministry of Health & Family Welfare to the various Secretaries in the States/UT’s enclosing a copy of the amended MCI regulation which mandates that “every physician should prescribe drugs with generic […]


IMA-FOMA DELHI RESOLUTIONS (IMA- Federation of Medical Associations of India) Prescription of Generic Name of the Drugs by Medical Professionals · IMA-FOMA appreciates Hon’ble Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Modi’s concern about the availability, accessibility and affordability of quality economical drugs to the society. · IMA-FOMA recommends that Government should ban differential pricing of a drug […]


A generic drug is identical–or bioequivalent–to a brand name drug in dosage form, safety, strength, route of administration, quality, performance characteristics and intended use. Although generic drugs are chemically identical to their branded counterparts, they are typically sold at substantial discounts from the branded price. According to the Congressional Budget Office, generic drugs save consumers […]

Fibromyalgia and pain

  by Donna Ker Leesley, Researchers Find Main Source of Pain in Blood Vessels. Researchers have found the main source of pain in Fibromyalgia patients, and contrary to what many believe, it does not stem from the brain. The findings mark the end of a decades-old mystery about the disease, which many doctors believed was […]

Psychiatry needs neurosciences

It challenges our intuition to think that brain neurons like these are responsible for all of our thoughts, emotions and mental disorders—but they are. Credit: Nephron Wikimedia (CC BY-SA 3.0)  Earlier this month, JAMA Psychiatry published a groundbreaking addition to their journal’s line-up: an educational review intended to educate psychiatrists about neuroscience. A group of […]