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Drug price-hike hits people The prices of essential medicines have gone up by about 50-100 percent at the retail level during the last one year as there is no legal mechanism to check the drug price hike, say pharmacy owners and consumers. “The prices of drugs that are commonly used to treat diseases like high blood pressure and gastric problem have doubled over ... Read More »

3 medical colleges fined Tk 1cr The Supreme Court today fined three private medical colleges Tk 1 crore each for admitting candidates, who did not meet requirements set by the health ministry, in admission tests. The medical colleges are: Mainamoti Medical College, BGC Trust Medical College and Southern Medical College. The apex court ordered the colleges to give half of the fine to Chittagong University ... Read More »

Admission in 4 private medical colleges banned The government has asked four private medical colleges not to enroll any student in the MBBS programme for 2016-17 academic sessions as the authorities concerned have failed to comply with the conditions preserved in the private medical college policies. The decision has been taken at a meeting at the Secretariat with Health Minister Mohammed Nasim in the chair on ... Read More »

World Hospice Day on Sunday

City Desk  With the theme “Living and dying in pain: It doesn’t have to happen”, World Hospice and Palliative Care Day 2016 will be observed today. On the occasion a Film show, alongside photo exhibition and scientific seminar will be held at Sonargaon Ball Room at 9am today. In conjunction with World Hospice and Palliative Care Day, the film will ... Read More »

`Action to be taken to stop medical coaching`

Secretariat Correspondent Health and family welfare minister Mohammad Nasim today said that the government will take necessary steps to stop the activities of medical admission coaching centres. The Minister made the opinion while addressing a view exchange meeting with `Health Forum Reporters` at his secretariat on Wednesday noon. He said, “We’ll take necessary steps to stop the activities of medical ... Read More »

34 drug companies ordered to withdraw meds from markets The High Court (HC) ordered authorities of 34 pharmaceutical companies to stop marketing sub-standard medicines and to withdraw their products from the markets.   The HC bench of Justice Salma Masud Chowdhury and Justice Kazi Md Ejarul Haque Akondo on Monday passed the order following a petition filed by Human Rights and Peace for Bangladesh.   Earlier, the Supreme ... Read More »

Beximco starts drug export to US from Thursday Beximco Pharmaceuticals Limited (BPL) is going to export medicines to the United States from tomorrow as part of its initiative to focus its presence in many emerging and developing markets in the world.Marking the occasion, BPL will organise a function in Le Meridian Hotel, said a press release. Finance Minister AMA Muhith will attend the event as the chief ... Read More »

Govt sets up control rooms to monitor hospital services during Eid holidays

The government has decided to set up two control rooms to monitor hospital services during the long Eid vacation, the health ministry has said, reports This year, the vacation starts on Jul 1 with weekends, and lasts till Jul 9. Health Minister Mohammed Nasim on Tuesday chaired a meeting at his office that also asked hospitals to prepare special ... Read More »

Ctg factory fined for mixing harmful ingredient A mobile court of Rapid Action Battalion (RAB) on Friday fined a sweetmeat and bakery factory in Patia upazila Tk 15 lakh for making biscuit and vermicelli with harmful ingredients and in unhygienic environment, reports news agency UNB. The RAB mobile court, led by executive magistrate Sarowar Alam, conducted a drive at a factory of Banaful, a famous bakery ... Read More »

SC upholds ban on 20 drugmakers The Supreme Court (SC) has upheld the High Court (HC) order over stopping productions for 20 drugmakers which failed to produce quality medicines. The Apex Court also ordered to dispose the HC rule in this regard within August 18. The four-member Appellate Division bench headed by the Chief Justice Surendra Kumar Sinha passed the order on Wednesday. Senior advocate ... Read More »