• 28 May, 2016
    India Grants Patent for Gilead’s Hepatitis C Drug
    US pharmaceutical giant Gilead has obtained a patent for its Hepatitis C drug from India. This patent could potentially stop affordable copies reaching millions of people in other countries. The drug, Sovaldi, which costs $1,000 a pill in the United States, was rejected for a patent in January 2015 following opposition by health activists who said the science was not sufficiently new.
  • 24 May, 2016
    Indian Healthcare sector poised to grow to $280 bn: Report
    Indian healthcare sector is poised to grow to $280 billion by 2020 while it is expected to be a leader in e-health by 2019, a new report said today. The CII-KPMG, The Indian services sector: Poised for global ascendancy: report launched at the second edition of Global Exhibition on Services (GES) said that healthcare sector is forecast to reach $160 billion in 2017, accounting for about 4.2 per cent of GDP. India\'s healthcare sector poised to grow to $280 bn: Report
  • 13 May, 2016
    Hepatitis C Drug to be Offered Soon in India at Only One Percent of Its Cost in USA
    Patent holder and pharma major Gilead, announced voluntary licences with seven generic drug manufacturers in India to sell lower-cost versions of a $1,000-a-pill for hepatitis C treatment in poorer countries. Cadila Healthcare, Cipla, Hetero Labs, Mylan Laboratories, Ranbaxy Laboratories, Sequent Scientific and Strides Arcolab, under the licensing agreement have the right to develop and market generic versions of sofosbuvir in 91 developing countries. However Indian manufacturers will not be ...
  • 24 April, 2016
    Fortis La Femme, Breast Milk Bank Foundation to launch Delhi-NCR\'s first human milk bank
    Fortis La Femme in association with the Breast Milk Bank Foundation will launch the Delhi-NCR\'s first human milk bank on April 26. This joint initiative milk bank has been called as \"Amaara\", and will be formally launched at 11.30 a.m. on Tuesday. Mr. Bhavdeep Singh, CEO of Fortis Healthcare will attend the inauguration, which will be followed by a press conference.
  • 17 April, 2016
    Surgery in India Helps Nigerian Woman Stand Up on Her Feet After 11 Years
    A 65-year old Nigerian woman, crippled for 11 years due to chronic rheumatoid arthritis, is now back on her feet, thanks to a life-changing surgery she underwent in India. Margaret was bedridden for 11 years and had almost lost hope of being able to walk again.

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After decades of battling depression, former soldier Betty Ann Archer finally flew to New Delhi to complete her gender transition, one of a growing number of foreigners heading to India for budget sex-change operations. Born Dale Archer, the 64-year-old American said she felt trapped in the wrong body right from the start, recalling secretly trying on her mother\'s dresses as a boy -- much to the horror of her conservative military father. \"I attempted to kill myself twice...

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