Nearly 20 areas in Delhi earmarked on pilot basis for 'enhancing walkability' initiative
Nearly 20 places, including two main railway stations, have been chosen by urban authorities under a new initiative for 'enhancing walkability' in the national capital.
The DDA recently had approved a draft policy for 'enhancing walkability' in the city, which will seek to identify vending zones, removal of encroachment from footpath,.... read more
FDA approves a new generic valsartan
The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved a new generic of angiotensin II receptor blocker (ARB), Diovan (valsartan). The FDA prioritized the review of this drug application to help relieve the recent shortage of this critical medicine as a result of multiple recalls of generic valsartan products from several manufacturers.... read more
Global 'pandemic' of fake drugs killing children worldwide
A new report published March 11, 2019 in the American Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene says that the number of falsified and substandard medical products is on the rise. The report also suggests that falsified and substandard drugs for treating malaria,.... read more
What are falsified and substandard medical products?
The World Health Organization (WHO) has defined falsified and substandard medical products as follows:
- Substandard medical products: Also called “out of specification”, these are authorized medical products that fail to meet either their quality standards or their specifications, or both....read more
Dupilumab gets FDA nod for moderate-to-severe eczema in teens
The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved dupilumab (Dupixent, Sanofi/Regeneron) for adolescents aged 12 to 17 years with moderate-to-severe atopic dermatitis poorly controlled with topical prescription therapies or when those therapies are not advisable.... read more
Systolic BP lower than 130 associated with cognitive decline in older hypertensive adults
For older patients undergoing treatment for hypertension, having a systolic blood pressure (SBP) lower than 130 mmHg is linked to additional cognitive decline, especially in those with complex health problems, says a study published online March 11, 2019 in Annals of Family Medicine.... read more