IPC re-designated as WHO Collaborating Centre for pharmacovigilance in public health programmes in LMIC

Pharmacovigilance is the science and activities related to the detection, assessment, understanding and prevention of adverse effects due to a medicine or vaccine. Indian Pharmacopoeia Commission (IPC) which is the national co-ordinating centre for Pharmacovigilance Programme of India (PvPI) has been re-designated as the WHO collaborating centre to support Word Health Organisation (WHO) in areas … Read more

Telangana’s Medicine from the Sky project drones trial to start from Sept 20 – ET HealthWorld

New Delhi : The Telangana government’s project– Medicine from the Sky– to deliver COVID-19 vaccines and drugs via drones trial to begin on 20th September in Vikarabad, Telangana and shall continue till 25th September, during which several healthcare logistics related use cases are said to be demonstrated. The drone trials for the initiative will be … Read more

What Role Does Artificial Intelligence Play in Medicine?

SOURCES: Anthony Chang, MD, chief intelligence and innovation officer, Children’s Hospital of Orange County; founder and medical director, Medical Intelligence and innovation Institute (MI3), Orange, CA. Isabel Healthcare: “Overview of the Isabel Symptom Checker.” Bertalan Mesko, PhD, director, The Medical Futurist Institute; author, My Health: Upgraded and The Guide to the Future of Medicine , Budapest, … Read more

The Role of Augmented Reality in Medicine

You’ve heard of virtual reality, but how about augmented reality? The name might sound unfamiliar, but chances are you may have used it and not realized it. You may have even played a game that’s built on it. A popular example is Pokémon Go, a smartphone app that lets you go around your neighborhood or … Read more

Coronavirus 2-DG drug: Regulator nod cuts little ice with doctors; experts flag unreliable clinical data

However, as per the details uploaded on the trial registry only 40 patients participated in the phase 2 trials. Even as the central government has launched the 2-DG (2-deoxy-D-Glucose) drug which it has claimed reduces the recovery time and oxygen requirement of Coronavirus patients, a large section of experts and medical fraternity have expressed doubts … Read more

Little Progress in Boosting Numbers of Black Doctors

By Robert PreidtHealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, April 21, 2021 (HealthDay News) — The percentage of U.S. doctors who are Black has barely risen in the past 120 years, and there’s still a wide pay gap between white and Black physicians, a new study finds. The analysis of U.S. Census Bureau data from 1900 to 2018 included … Read more

JAMA Podcast on Racism in Medicine Faces Backlash

This story was updated March 5.  March 4, 2021 — A 16-minute podcast from JAMA: TheJournal of the American Medical Association that attempts to discuss structural racism in the U.S. health care system has stirred conversation on social media about the handling and promotion of the episode. Published on Feb. 23, the … Read more