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Generic Drugs: The Murkier Side
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Generic Drugs: The Murkier Side

By Dr. K. Javeed Nayeem, MD Last week, I explained the difference between branded and generic drugs and also told you why most doctors prescribe branded drugs exclusively although they may be considerably more expensive than the latter. Today in our country most branded drugs are manufactured by very reputed companies and because their very…

The Generic Muddle Unravelled !
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The Generic Muddle Unravelled !

By Dr. K. Javeed Nayeem, MD Of late, there has been much discussion in the lay press about branded and generic drugs ever since reports started appearing in the media about doctors and hospitals swindling patients by making them buy costlier drugs when much cheaper ones are easily available in the market. In yesterday’s Star…

Unburdening our PUC Students
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Unburdening our PUC Students

By Dr. K. Javeed Nayeem, MD The most eagerly awaited PUC results are out; ending what can perhaps be called the longest and most painful wait of their lives for all the students who appeared for the examination and their parents too. While they bring much cheer to some they also bring much anguish to…

A folly or a veiled Ransom Note?
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A folly or a veiled Ransom Note?

By Dr. K. Javeed Nayeem, MD It has been reported that our City Corporation authorities are thinking of making  Sayyaji Rao Road and Devaraj Urs Road a complete ‘No Parking’ zone just because they will soon be providing us a multi-level underground parking lot in the Town Hall premises. I think this is one of…

Fishing in Foul Waters!
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Fishing in Foul Waters!

By Dr. K. Javeed Nayeem, MD We have two major water bodies, the Kukkarahalli Lake and the Karanji Tank in what can now justifiably be called the heart of our city. These lakes, once on the outskirts of the city, were created by our erstwhile Maharajas to raise the water table and feed the numerous…

Tiger, Tiger, Burning Bright!
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Tiger, Tiger, Burning Bright!

By Dr. K. Javeed Nayeem, MD The eighteenth century poet William Blake in his poem ‘The Tyger’ has extolled the terrifying but mesmerising majesty and power that a tiger exudes. He marvels over how God himself must have felt amazed and mesmerised by this majesty and grace after creating the king of beasts. This poem…

Let Clean Bottoms Come First!
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Let Clean Bottoms Come First!

By Dr. K. Javeed Nayeem, MD Just three days ago I saw an ad in my newspaper for a hands-free bottom washing device that can be fitted to our Western-style toilet bowls which are now clearly overtaking the humble squat down Indian toilets even in middle-class homes across the length and breadth of our country….

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