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India’s medical device industry, which is estimated at $5 billion is marred by huge reliance on imports. Thereby, the manufacturers urge government to give concession on the import duty in order to boost economic growth of the industry.
By WI Bureau 2015-02-16
In a move to boost Prime Minister Narendra Modi's initiated ‘Make in India’ campaign, the Union Government is planning to allow a 100 per cent Foreign Direct investment (FDI) in medical devices, not on generic drugs.
By Agencies 2014-12-08
To suggest ways for patented drug pricing, the Indian government has formed a panel of inter-ministerial committee of Joint Secretaries. The panel is expected to bring down prices of patented drugs.
By WI Bureau 2014-12-03
Giving rest to concerns raised by opposition parties over essential medicines’ prices, Union Health Minister J P Nadda says government is making required efforts.
By WI Bureau 2014-11-29
Upto 900,000 Indians die every year of tobacco-related diseases, and that number could reach 1.5 million by 2020 if users do not kick the habit, the International Tobacco Control Project estimates.
By PTI 2014-11-01
Months after announcing a ban on the testing of cosmetics on animals, India has banned import of such products and become the first "cruelty-free" cosmetics zone in South Asia.
By PTI 2014-10-15

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