You are here: Home >> English News & Features >> City-Delhi

‘Exponential rise in sales of costly anti-diabetes drugs worrisome’

DNDEL11649 | 11/14/2017 | Author : DNA Correspondent | WC :429 | Health



Ahead of the World Diabetes Day, observed on November 14, a nationwide study has revealed a substantial rise in the sale of insulin and other, expensive oral drugs. India is on the verge of becoming a diabetic capital. The research was aimed to study sales trends of all top-selling drugs in the last nine years.“The increasing sales of high-cost medications, as revealed by our data, are particularly worrisome, since most Indians pay out of their pockets, and nearly seven per cent experience catastrophic expenditure because of diabetes. Only a bare minimum number of patients are covered by health insurance, and even there, only the hospitalisation cost is paid by insurance companies,” said Dr Anoop Misra, chairman of Fortis C-DOC Hospital
Read full story



Copyright restricted. Under license from www.dnasyndication.com   
Add To Lightbox
Calculate Price

More on City-Delhi

Encroachers block heritage mosques, bar visitors
DNDEL11885 | 11/20/2017 12:00:00 AM | Author : cheena kapoor | WC :341

Qasai Wala Gumbad, the only Tughlaq-era mosque with a hemispherical dome, on Muradabad Pahadi in south Delhi’s Vasant Vihar is a heavily encroached heritage structure. It is a unique construction mainly because two mosques - one a Tughlaq-era mosque
Add To LightboxCalculate Price

Haryana man held for creating fake WCD ministry website
DNDEL11886 | 11/20/2017 12:00:00 AM | Author : DNA Correspondent | WC :393

A 27-year-old man has been arrested for creating a fake fundraising website in the name of Ministry of Women and Child Development (WCD) on Saturday. The fake website also invited applications for various posts with a fee, which had to be submitted o
Add To LightboxCalculate Price

FIR filed in robbery that went viral
DNDEL11887 | 11/20/2017 12:00:00 AM | Author : DNA Correspondent | WC :283

Three days after an ice-cream parlour owner was robbed at gunpoint by four bike-borne assailants, the Delhi Police finally managed to register a case, after persuading the victim as he feared the consequences post the case being registered. No arrest
Add To LightboxCalculate Price

Delhi Commission for Women busts trafficking racket, three minors rescued
DNDEL11888 | 11/20/2017 12:00:00 AM | Author : DNA Correspondent | WC :249

In a major breakthrough, the Delhi Commission for Women (DCW) on Sunday, busted a trafficking racket, after receiving a call on their helpline number 181, in East Delhi. Three minors were rescued by the DCW with the help of the police.The search star
Add To LightboxCalculate Price