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  • Internet pharmacy racket: FDA lodges FIRs against nine, including 5 suppliers

    In a major crackdown against the illegal export of drugs to foreign countries, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has seized drugs worth Rs2.47 crore from 28 locations in three months. It has also registered FIRs against nine people, including five suppliers. The exported drugs include...

    Sunday, 20 April 2014 - 8:20am
  • Young biker in coma after accident; social worker alleges medical negligence

    A 24-year-old biker skidded on the Link Road in Borivli (West) late on Thursday, suffering serious head injuries that could leave him in a vegetative state permanently. A social worker, who picked up the young man from the road and took him to hospital, has alleged that he was not given proper...

    Saturday, 19 April 2014 - 8:35am
  • The pathetic state of three premier health set-ups in Mumbai

    Delays in making already-inaugurated civic hospitals in the western suburbs fully functional are holding up health-care facilities for up to 15 lakh people. While no stone was left unturned in cutting the red ribbons at Jogeshwari’s trauma care, Cooper and Kandivli Shatabdi hospitals, those needing...

    Friday, 18 April 2014 - 9:25am
  • Haemophilia claims 96 in 4 years

    There is a pall of gloom in the Worli residence of deceased 19-year-old Rupesh Shinde. It has been a month since Rupesh died in the BMC-run KEM Hospital after internal bleeding. He was suffering from Haemophilia, a genetic disorder in which a patient's blood does not clot.

    Thursday, 17 April 2014 - 9:35am
  • 33-year-old Mumbai boy donates kidney to father

    Not many sons donate kidney to their ailing parents, say doctors. However, 33-year-old Vikhroli resident Piyush Jethia has done just that. A month ago, when he came to know that his 58-year-old father Bhogilal would require a kidney transplant, he immediately volunteered to donate. The father-son...

    Tuesday, 15 April 2014 - 7:05am
  • Stretcher, ambulance issues delayed treatment

    Even as Kandivli patient's kin highlight difficulties faced in availing EMS, state says hi-tech equipment led to delay

    Sunday, 13 April 2014 - 8:35am
  • Maharashtra government ambulance on call, a dud

    The much touted free ambulance service, inaugurated by the state government last month, proved to be of little use to 78-year-old Ajay Chakravarty. Chakravarty, a cardiac patient, blacked out in his flat in the Vishwadarshan Housing Society at Samtanagar, Kandivali (East), on Wednesday evening. It...

    Saturday, 12 April 2014 - 6:10am
  • Gene, stem cell therapies trials underway for Parkinson's, but not in Mumbai

    Trials in initial phases globally, may hold promise after 5 to 7 years

    Friday, 11 April 2014 - 8:00am
  • Pharmacy council body in a spot over clerk's arrest

    The regulatory body of pharmacists in Maharashtra is in troubled waters after the arrest of a clerk of the Maharashtra State Pharmacy Council (MSPC) for accepting a bribe. Dhanaji J Jadhav, was held by the Anti-Corruption Bureau (ACB) on Monday for allegedly demanding a bribe of Rs25,000 from a...

    Thursday, 10 April 2014 - 6:55am
  • Pharmacy council clerk's arrest puts body in a spot

    Staffer demanded Rs25,000 to transfer licence; Activists demand CBI probe

    Wednesday, 9 April 2014 - 9:20am

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