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  • Just a tap away

    With an app launched by the Directorate General of Drug Administration (DGDA), one can now find out if a drug is genuine or fake before purchase.

  • Illegally imported medicine seized at Dhaka airport

    Customs intelligence seizes a consignment of illegally imported foreign medicine worth Tk 1 crore from a passenger at Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport in Dhaka.

  • Enforced Disappearances: Beyond any 'probe'

    Young homeopath Moklesur Rahaman Johnny went out of his chamber to buy medicine for his father on August 4 night last year, but he never returned. He did not just disappear, according to his wife Jesmin Nahar as she had seen him in the lockup of the Satkhira Sadar Police Station the next morning when she had gone there to ask police to find her husband.

  • Seminar on sports injuries held

    The Bangladesh Association of Sports Medicine (BASM) holds a seminar on sports medicine at the National Sports Council Auditorium.

  • Superbugs will 'kill every three seconds'

    Superbugs will kill someone every three seconds by 2050 unless the world acts now, a hugely influential report says.

  • Lab-grown skin sprouts hair and glands

    Scientists in Japan have successfully transplanted mice with lab-grown skin that has more of the organ's working parts in place than ever before.

  • Cancer 'not just down to bad luck'

    Cancer is overwhelmingly a result of environmental factors and not largely down to bad luck, a study suggests.

  • 'Milestone' prostate cancer drug

    The first drug that targets precise genetic mutations in prostate cancer has been shown to be effective in a "milestone" trial by UK scientists.

  • Wasp venom 'a weapon against cancer'

    The venom of a wasp native to Brazil could be used as a weapon to fight cancer, scientists believe.

  • When medicine kills

    A report published in this newspaper reveals that the Drugs Control Ordinance 1982 under which medicine adulterators are tried is incomprehensive and inadequate.

  • Freeze sperm at 18, bioethicist urges men

    The sperm of all 18-year-olds should be frozen for use in later life because of the risks attached with being an older father, a UK bioethicist argues.

  • 'Human breast milk trade' health warning

    Human breast milk being bought online by fetishists, bodybuilders and cancer patients is a danger to health, UK researchers say.

  • Bangladesh Supreme Court directed to pay Moon Cinema hall Compensation

    HC questions govt failure to stop fake drugs

    High Court issues rule questioning legality of the government’s inaction to control smuggled drugs and production of counterfeit medicine.

  • HC seeks info on medicine price

    The High Court asks the director general of National Consumer Rights Protection Directorate to submit a report on the present market price of life saving medicine and their approved price before it in