US FDA updates warning against widespread use of fluoroquinolones

The US Food & Drug Administration issued a warning against casual usage of fluoroquinolone antibiotics, arguably the most widely used broad-spectrum antibiotic in India. USFDA advised that the side effects caused by the use of fluoroquinolone antibacterial drugs would outweigh the benefits for patients who have alternative treatment options. Patients with acute sinusitis, acute bronchitis and uncomplicated urinary […]

Thomas Cook to provide free toilets at tourist spots across India

Thomas Cook said it is planning to install pre-fabricated toilets at tourist spots, starting with Ooty. This Pre-fabricated toilet units can be used free of cost and the units will be maintained by Thomas Cook India’s subsidiary, Sterling Resorts. These toilets will include an exhaust fans, hand-wash and air freshener. They will be cleaned every […]

No automatic grant of maternity leave for surrogate mothers: Govt

Surrogate mothers in government of India service are not automatically eligible for maternity leave and leaves are granted on a “case to case” basis, according to a statement by the government. Leaves have been granted in a few cases “taking the totality of circumstances into mind,” the government added. Surrogate mothers refers to those women […]

CII advices caution in implementing Preferential Market Access for medical equipment

The Confederation of Indian Industry (CII), India’s biggest association of companies, has urged the government of India not to implement a Preferential Market Access for medical equipment without first setting the groundwork for promoting a components and ancillary industry in the country. It said that merely mandating local sourcing norms without helping the local industry […]

Aishwarya Rai voted ‘yummiest mummy’, Katrina Kaif seen as future yummy mummy

Aishwarya Rai has been voted as the Yummiest Mummy, while Katrina Kaif has been voted as likely to be the next Yummy Mummy in Bollywood, according to a survey conducted AC Neilsen among expectant couples. Aishwarya Rai with 72% votes voted as Yummiest mummy in Bollywood, while 40% new and expecting mothers and fathers mentioned […]