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Drugs control and industry departments to share a common e-platform

...he completion of the final phase would see all the taxes being remitted online by the key industrial sectors in the state. If the departments are already having online payment gateway, those services will be integrated with the new portal....

China tells officials not to hide SARS damage

...loans to airlines and travel agencies and a cut in taxes for other hard-hit sectors such as hotels and restaurants....

Lawmakers alerted on new tobacco control policies by research team

...lly teenagers and adolescents. 1. Raise cigarette taxes by 20 percent to levels equal to or greater than those of highest-taxing states. 2. Urge law enforcement to actively implement existing laws that prohibit retailers from selling tobacco to minors by conducting frequent compliance checks to identify...

Ban On Smoking Will Affect Children

...o exposed to lesser exposure as a result of higher taxes on tobacco products. A total ban on smoking in public places is expected to have higher adverse effects on children belonging to the low-income groups. An outright ban is to be imposed in Scotland soon. The cotinine levels in children aged between...

Vermont Governor steps in with a new health insurance plan.

...ax will be used to finance the new plan. The state taxes are accumulating in excess and can be channelized in this direction to make the new plan work. At present the two problems that the government is facing is that the increased cost of the health care and the number of people who are not insured whic...

Rise in the death rates among the British due to alcohol intake.

...nt fight against addition toward alcohol, drinking taxes should be elevated and proper warning labels should be stuck on the product there by facilitating the reduction in alcohol consumption. ...

Smoking Ban To Be Soon Implemented In South East Asian Bars

...moking areas. The ministry plans to hike tobacco taxes by another 13 percent this year. In 2004, the government launched a $27-million, five-year anti-smoking drive dubbed 'Tak Nak' or 'Don't Want It', but it is facing tough resistance from Malaysian puffers, who account for five million of the country's...

10-year-old Pleads, 'Herceptin For My Mum, Please'

... be refused. He added that everybody paid the same taxes and were entitled to receive equal health benefits. 'There are trials which show it has worked,' he said of Herceptin. Shropshire County PCT said that it would be bound to give the drug if it were approved by the National Institute for Health and Cli...

Cancer Patients Protest For Free Drug Treatment

... all these women in Shropshire too have paid their taxes but yet they have to raise huge sums of money for treatment while women from two miles away in Wales are getting the drug in the same hospital for free. The 544-bed Royal Shrewsbury Hospital provides acute care for people in north Shropshire and mid ...

MRP of drug to include local tax – Paswa

.... What happended now was the sellers added local taxes over and above the MRP printed on the drugs, thus forcing a buyer to pay more, Paswan told reporters here asserting that practice would be stopped. The ministry, which controlled the price of 74 medicines, was formulating a policy, Paswan said. I...

Doctors Suggest Tax on High Calorie Diet to Deter Intake

...d to everything from ketchup to cola. Due to these taxes about £500million a year funds have been gathered says Michael Jacobsen, director of the Centre for Science and the Public Interest, an independent health watchdog. According to statistics it was found that more than 30,000 Britons die each year beca...

Urgent Aid Required For Palestinian Health Services: WHO

...as stopped the transfer of Palestinian value added taxes (VAT) and customs taxes which comprise around 50 per cent of the budget of the Palestinian Authority (PA). Source:PTI News...

So Called Benefits of Nicotine

...due to the tough anti-smoking laws, higher tobacco taxes and a growing awareness of the people. Statistics shows that in Britain the number reduced to 28 % from 50% among men and in women it slided from 41 % to 24 %. Hence the cigarette manufacturers have turned towards Eastern Europe, Africa and the Far E...

Free IVF Treatment Could Prove Beneficial to the Society And Its Economy

...IVF) the government would recoup 143,000 pounds in taxes alone. Addressing a news conference he said, "Helping people with infertility have children is not just a benefit to themselves and their families but also to society," He further added that there would be a huge net positive benefit to the society...

Medicine MRPs to Include Tax

...ndicate maximum retail prices (MRP) inclusive //of taxes from Oct 2. The decision was taken in a meeting of the committee, which is attached to the ministry of chemicals, fertilizers and steel. The members were discussing the draft national pharmaceutical policy, 2006. The members decided that the 354 d...

Anti-Obesity Groups Criticize Response of Medical Professionals

...mic has gone one step further, demanding a hike in taxes on fatty and sugary foods to price these products off shop shelves. <br...

Revolutionary New Treatment Plan Developed For Treatment Of Unexplained Symptoms

...ajor setback, which affects millions of people and taxes the already over-burdened health care system, he and his colleagues have devised a treatment plan which involves the combination of behavior modification and pharmaceutical treatment, as well as an increased measure of enhanced communication between ...

OPPI Opposes Draft National Pharmaceuticals Policy

...bserved. The easier way to reduce prices is to cut taxes such as excise duty which push the prices of medicines up by 75 percent. Source:PTI News...

MoU for HIV/AIDS Signed by Nigeria and Clinton Foundation

...le, the government is to facilitate exemption from taxes and duties for equipment, services, materials and drugs required for the implementation of its MoU with the Foundation. Obasanjo said that he hoped the MOU and partnership with Clinton Foundation HIV/AIDS Initiative would provide a significant boos...

Bayer to Market Biocon Insulin in China

...ago. The earnings before interest, depreciation, taxes and amortisation (EBIDTA) were Rs.550 million, against Rs.520 million in the same period a year ago. "Our financial performance in the first quarter has generated good profitability despite challenges. This underpins our confidence in pursuing disc...

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