Paracetamol maker Granules India posts 23 per cent rise in Q3 profit, Health News, ET HealthWorld

Bengaluru: Pharmaceutical company Granules India Ltd, reported a 23 per cent rise in third-quarter profit on Tuesday, propelled by strong demand for the painkiller drug Paracetamol. Consolidated profit rose to 1.24 billion rupees ($15.22 million) for the three months ended Dec. 31, from 1.01 billion rupees a year earlier. Consolidated revenue for the company rose nearly 15 per cent to 11.46 billion rupees, “primarily driven by higher Paracetamol API sales in the US,” the company said in an exchange filing. “Opportunities in Paracetamol are likely to continue and our geography…

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Drug pricing regulator NPPA fixes retail prices of 84 drug formulations – ET HealthWorld

New Delhi: Drug pricing regulator NPPA has fixed the retail prices for 84 drug formulations, including those used for treatment of diabetes, headache and high blood pressure. The National Pharmaceutical Pricing Authority (NPPA) has also fixed the prices of formulations indicated to reduce increased cholesterol and triglycerides levels, among others. In exercise of the powers conferred by the Drugs (Prices Control) Order, 2013, the NPPA has fixed the retail prices of the medications, the regulator said in a notification. As per the order, a single tablet of Voglibose and (SR)…

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3rd wave: Dolo mkt share nears 60% – ET HealthWorld

Mumbai: They’re just memes, but promise to unseat any traditional ad campaign and outwit any influencer too. Dolo 650 is having its moment under the sun on social media with funny and frivolous memes capturing the desperation of the Covid-infected to keep fever and body ache away. Over the last few weeks, with the Omicron wave gaining a stronghold, social media platforms have been abuzz with wild memes and posts on the pain-relief pill Dolo 650. As a result, the market share of the pill — sold by Bangalore-based Micro…

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ICMR advises against NSAIDs, says some painkillers found to worsen Covid-19 – ET HealthWorld

Some painkillers like Ibuprofen are found to worsen Covid-19, known to be harmful to heart failure patients and may increase risk of kidney damage, the ICMR said as it advised against taking non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) and recommended taking paracetamol, if needed, during the disease. Listing a series of frequently asked questions (FAQs) for patients with hypertension, diabetes and heart diseases, the ICMR said currently there is no evidence that BP medications — two group of drugs ACE inhibitors and angiotensin receptor blockers (ARBs) — increase the susceptibility or severity…

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