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31st January, 2018
It’s time to revise the ceiling price of coronary stents

The National Pharmaceutical Pricing Authority (NPPA) fixed the ceiling prices of coronary stents vide a notification dated February 13, 2017, which was valid for one year. This decision is to be revisited now in February 2018.

As per an order dated January 29, NPPA in its meeting to be held on February 5, 2018 in the Conference Room of NPPA will hear all the stakeholders.

On January 30, the NPPA will have met eminent Intervention Cardiologists and on February 5, a meeting is scheduled with AdvaMed, MTal, AIMED, ISMA, AMCCI, AMCHAM. ASSOCHAM, CM, FICCI, PHDCC&I, Multinational stent manufacturing companies, Indian Stent manufacturing companies and ADEH, AIDAN. CAI, ORF, Oxfam India. PHFI. ... read more

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High levels of antibiotic resistance found worldwide

WHO’s first release of surveillance data on antibiotic resistance reveals high levels of resistance to a number of serious bacterial infections in both high- and low-income countries. WHO’s new Global Antimicrobial Surveillance System (GLASS) reveals widespread occurrence of antibiotic resistance among 500 000 people with suspected bacterial infections across 22 countries. The most commonly reported resistant bacteria were Escherichia coli, Klebsiella pneumoniae,... read more

IMA Expectations in coming budget

NPPA fixed the ceiling prices of coronary stents vide notification dated 13th February 2017 which was valid for one year. This decision is to be revisited now during February 2018. As per an order dated 29th January the Authority in its meeting to be held on 05th February 2018 in the Conference Room of NPPA will hear all the stakeholders.... read more

Practice Updates

Arm movement abnormalities may aid diagnosis of autism

Subtle abnormalities in arm movements may provide objective information that may assist in more accurately diagnosing autism spectrum disorder (ASD), suggests a new study published online January 12, 2017 in Scientific Reports.... read more

Simple test speeds recognition of posterior stroke

A simple finger-to-nose test by medical professionals almost doubled the recognition of possible stroke involving the circulation at the back of the brain, according to preliminary research presented January 25, 2018 at the American Stroke Association’s International Stroke Conference 2018 in Los Angeles. After training including the finger-to-nose test,... read more

Analysis of data can identify children at risk of injury

A study published online January 29, 2017 in the journal Pediatrics was able to identify children at birth who, by age three, were most likely to be hospitalized or die by using a predictive model built from administrative data. Those scores were generated from government records,... read more

Breastfeeding lowers the risk of hypertension

A study published in the American Journal of Hypertension indicates that women who breastfeed more children, and for longer periods of time, are at reduced risk of developing hypertension in postmenopausal women; 51% and 45%,... read more

Tiotropium effective in children with persistent asthma

Tiotropium showed the potential to reduce asthma exacerbation risk in children aged 1–5 years with persistent asthmatic symptoms not well-controlled by inhaled corticosteroids in a study reported online January 16, 2017 in the Lancet Respiratory Medicine..... read more

Old age not necessarily a risk factor for postoperative complications

Findings of a systematic review and meta-analysis published online January 12, 2018 in BMC Medicine suggest that older adults may not necessarily be at risk for complications just because of their age. Presence of frailty, depression, and smoking were more associated with chances of developing postoperative complications..... read more

Recent Updates

Epidemiology and Outcomes of Infectious Spondylodiscitis in Hemodialysis Patients.

The goal of a new study published in Spine was to elucidate the epidemiology and prognostic factors of infectious spondylodiscitis in hemodialysis (HD) patients, and to identify the.... read more

Spontaneous variability of pre-dialysis concentrations of uremic toxins over time.

A new study published in the PLoS One investigated the variability of predialysis concentrations of uremic toxins over time. This prospective study entailed the collection of predialysis serum.... read more

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There is need to revisit the views on MCI
Even one of the largest representative body for physicians, the WMA, is in opposition of the NMC Bill
New Delhi, 30 January 2018: Recently, the World Medical Association (WMA) came out in strong criticism of the Indian government’s plan to dismantle the professional self-governance of Indian physicians. The Association, in a letter to the Chairman of India’s Parliamentary Standing Committee on Health and Family Welfare, has warned that replacing the Medical Council of India (MCI) with the NMC Bill would lead to more Indian doctors leaving the country, affecting patient care.
The letter goes on to say that there is no evidence that the regulation of a profession is better done by the government. There have been various viewpoints on the decision to replace the MCI with the NMC Bill. However, what stands true is the fact that there have been no specific complaints of corruption of any type and magnitude on part of the MCI. The Council has also been denied the mandatory opportunity of hearing, which the principles of natural justice guarantee.
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