Pharma Business Line

Online pharmacy is what the doctor ordered

The deadly second wave of the Covid-19 pandemic has not only shattered India’s health care system, but there is also widespread black-market marketing of drugs and equipment in demand. It is hoped that the ongoing pharmaceutical market research conducted by the Competition Commission of India (ITC) will lead to recommendations …

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US Covid aid for India reaches half a billion dollars

Less than a fortnight after President Joe Biden, in his conversation with Prime Minister Narendra Modi, pledged his country’s steadfast support for the Indian people, America responded with unprecedented financial assistance worth close to half a billion dollars. Biden spoke at length with Modi last month and expressed solidarity with …

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Nifty can kiss 15,000 again

Indian markets are expected to open higher on Monday, thanks to positive global indices. The SGX Nifty, which currently settles at 15,006 (8 a.m. IST) on the Singapore Stock Exchange, indicates at least 130 spread opening points for Nifty futures, which closed Friday at 14,869.55. After a strong close in …

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AZ’s Imfinzi targets the NSCLC first-line treatment market

AstraZeneca’s Imfinzi, PD-L1 inhibitory immunotherapy, prolonged the overall survival of patients with non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) when used with tremelimumab, an anti-CTLA4 antibody, and standard chemotherapy as the first-line treatment. However, questions remain as to whether the three-combination therapy will compete well in the first-line NSCLC treatment market where …

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