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  1. News - Asia - INDIA

    Rat-poison chemical in tablets linked to Indian sterilisation camp deaths

    Posted Nov 16th 2014, 07:40am by Reuters

    ... not attended the sterilisation camps, but had consumed the drugs separately, the doctor and another official said. The state government said it had seized 200,000 tablets of Ciprocin 500 and more than ...

  2. News - Asia - INDIA

    India plans to cash in on global demand for ancient remedies

    Posted Nov 17th 2014, 05:14am by AFP

    ... as a placebo. "It's like superstition- it's in your head that it helps. But in real life, you need actual pharma drugs," said P.K. Goyal, a Delhi-based physician. But Modi, who ...

  3. News - Asia - INDIA

    Indian doctor arrested after sterilisation surgery goes wrong, leading to 13 deaths

    Posted Nov 13th 2014, 11:04pm by AP

    ... Associated Press in New Delhi Medic blames tainted drugs for 13 deaths, not his surgical procedures Doctor held over sterilisation deaths The doctor who conducted sterilisation procedures after which 13 women died in central India has been arrested and blamed tainted post-surgery drugs for the deaths. Dr R.K. Gupta, who had been hiding since Saturday's operations, ...

  4. News - Asia - INDIA

    Wife of Indian minister Shashi Tharoor 'died of drug overdose'

    Posted Jan 21st 2014, 10:35pm by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in New Delhi Minister's wife killed by drug overdose: report The wife of Indian minister Shashi Tharoor, who was found dead in a luxury hotel after accusing her husband of having an affair, is thought to have died of a drug overdose. Tharoor, 57, the junior human resources development minister, found his wife Sunanda Pushkar dead on Friday in her ...

  5. News - Asia - INDIA

    Two men arrested in New Delhi over alleged gang-rape of Danish tourist

    Posted Jan 15th 2014, 03:11pm by AFP

    ... Danish ambassador Freddy Svane said the embassy was providing assistance to the woman. The case comes after a Polish woman was allegedly drugged and raped by a taxi driver this month while ...

  6. News - Asia - INDIA

    Indian diplomat strip-searched by police, US admits amid Delhi fury

    Posted Dec 18th 2013, 03:28pm by AFP

    ... handcuffing, stripping and cavity searches, swabbing, in a holdup with common criminals and drug addicts were all being imposed upon me despite my incessant assertions of immunity," she wrote. ...

  7. News - Asia - INDIA

    Mumbai gang rape of photojournalist evokes Delhi horror

    Posted Aug 23rd 2013, 03:13pm by AP

    ... Mumbai police chief Satyapal Singh would not give any details. He said the men may be local drug dealers. The assault comes amid heightened concerns about sexual violence in India. The gang rape ...

  8. News - Asia - INDIA

    Cancer drug maker Novartis loses India patent battle

    Posted Apr 01st 2013, 01:58pm by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in New Delhi Landmark ruling could help the poor get access to affordable medicines India’s Supreme Court rejected on Monday a patent bid by Swiss drug giant Novartis in a landmark ruling that activists say will protect access to cheap generic drugs and save lives in developing nations. Novartis fought a seven-year legal battle to gain patent protection ...

  9. News - Asia - INDIA

    Drugs war in state on smuggling highway

    Posted Sep 30th 2012, 12:00am by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in New Delhi A former breadbasket, today Punjab is gripped by a drugs crisis that has seen 67 per cent of rural households succumb to addiction Drugs war in state ... in drug-related crime with a rate that is nearly ten times the national average, according to police records. In an affidavit submitted in 2009 to the state high court, the local government estimated ...

  10. News - Asia - INDIA

    Biden arrives in Delhi to fire up US-India ties

    Posted Jul 22nd 2013, 09:37pm by AFP

    ... as unfair trading practices. Among the points of contention is India’s championing of generic drugs – which advocates say save lives in poor nations – despite protests from Western drug firms. India ...




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