pharmaceuticals

Uzbekistan Blames Indian Cough Syrup for 18 Child Deaths

The Health Ministry of Uzbekistan on Wednesday blamed a cough syrup called Doc-1 Max, produced by a company in India called Marion Biotech, for the deaths of at least 18 children. Marion Biotech said it has halted production of the suspect medicine and is awaiting the results of an official inquiry.

Cough syrup poured onto spoon, close-up (Photo by Universal Images Group via Getty Images)

Chinese Stores Run Out of Basic Medicines as Panicked Citizens Hoard for Coronavirus Surge

A week after Chinese state media confidently boasted that surging production of masks and medicine would turn the massive nationwide Chinese coronavirus outbreak into a marvelous profit opportunity, the South China Morning Post (SCMP) told a very different tale of anguished Chinese coronavirus patents finding store shelves bereft of aspirin, ibuprofen, and other over-the-counter medicines that could make their symptoms more bearable.

BEIJING, CHINA - DECEMBER 04: Security guards wear PPE as they guard outside a community in an area with residents under health monitoring or lockdown for COVID-19 on December 4, 2022 in Beijing, China. In recent weeks, China has been recording some of its highest number of COVID-19 cases since …

Whistleblower Neuroscientist Exposes Two Decades of Alzheimer’s Research as Fraud

Neuroscientist Matthew Schrag of Vanderbilt University set the world of Alzheimer’s research on fire by launching an investigation that discredited one of the key studies of the disease – a 2006 study upon which a great deal of subsequent research was based. On Thursday, Science magazine blew the scandal into orbit by concluding that some of the visual evidence included in the 2006 study was deliberately doctored, an overture to what could be one of the worst cases of scientific fraud in history.

In this file photo, a woman, suffering from Alzheimer's disease, holds the hand of a relative on March 18, 2011 in a retirement house in Angervilliers, eastern France. (Sebastien Bozon/AFP via Getty Images)

Russia Seeks Help from India to Contain Sanctions Damage

The Russian embassy in New Delhi last week asked India for help with obtaining certain food supplies blocked by international sanctions imposed after the invasion of Ukraine. The Federation of Indian Export Organizations (FIEO) obliged by arranging a meeting between Indian food and pharmaceutical sellers and Russian buyers.

India's Prime Minister Narendra Modi (L) shakes hands with Russia's President Vladimir Putin during their meeting on the sidelines of the BRICS group leaders sumit in Fortaleza, Brazil, on July 16, 2014. Leaders of the BRICS group of emerging powers ( Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa) met today …

Chinese Government Adviser Calls for Weaponizing Medical Exports Against U.S.

Economist Li Daokui, a professor at Tsinghua University in Beijing and an adviser to the Chinese Communist government, was quoted by the South China Morning Post (SCMP) on Wednesday suggesting China weaponize exports of medicine and medical components to retaliate against the United States for cutting off China’s supply of semiconductor chips.

Female scientist working in the CDC laboratory.