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“Free generics” at public health centres

Today’s Hindu reports the Health Minister’s promise to provide free generic medicines at public health units as part of the government’s commitment to universal access. The story is short on detail and there are clearly big challenges. The interesting thing is the lively conversation that the story has provoked: surely a positive sign that a

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Do sleeping pills kill Indians or is it insomnia that kills them?

There are lots of stories in India this morning based on the  Open BMJ article suggesting higher rates of premature death amongst those who use sleeping pills. Look at this wire service story in the Times of India as a case in point http://bit.ly/yK8LEs. It’s an example of what happens when stories are covered by journalists

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Controversy over Dengue-fighting GM insects

Controversy rages over the release of genetically-modified mosquitoes which might help fight Dengue. An article in today’s PLoS Neglected Tropical Diseases suggests that the “secret” release of the insects in a British colony will be the model for introduction of other GM insects in the future. Is the threat from Dengue high enough in India to

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