India’s drug prices regulator calls for better oversight of private hospitals

India’s drug prices regulator calls for better oversight of private hospitals

India’s drug pricing authority called for better regulation of the country’s massive private healthcare industry on Friday to ensure government efforts to cut prices benefit patients. To cut the cost of procedures such as angioplasty and knee surgery, India’s National Pharmaceutical Pricing Authority (NPPA) has dramatically reduced prices of knee implants and cardiac stents in recent months. The move has been hailed as a major effort by Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi to make healthcare affordable, but it has been met with stiff resistance from healthcare providers. Several hospitals across…

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At United Nations Event, India Calls For Empowerment Of Autistic People

At United Nations Event, India Calls For Empowerment Of Autistic People

“Autism knows no gender, race, or socio-economic status,” India’s Permanent Representative to the UN Ambassador Syed Akbaruddin said at the United Nations event. UNITED NATIONS:  Stressing on empowering autistic people through appropriate education and employment opportunities, India has called for enhancing quality of life of differently-abled children. “Autism knows no gender, race, or socio-economic status. Notwithstanding the disorder, people with Autism have a wide range of diverse and unique abilities and often exceptional skills, that can immensely benefit society,” India’s Permanent Representative to the UN Ambassador Syed Akbaruddin said at…

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US Government Calls Apple Rhetoric ‘False’ in iPhone Case

US Government Calls Apple Rhetoric ‘False’ in iPhone Case

The US Justice Department on Thursday said Apple Inc’s rhetoric was “false” in a high-profile fight over the government’s bid to unlock an encrypted iPhone belonging to one of the San Bernardino shooters. Last month, the Federal Bureau of Investigation obtained a court order requiring Apple to write new software and take other measures to disable passcode protection and allow access to shooter Rizwan Farook’s iPhone. Apple has not complied. It said the government request would create a “back door” to phones that could be abused by criminals and governments,…

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Apple SVP Craig Federighi Calls FBI’s iPhone Demands ‘Disappointing’

Apple SVP Craig Federighi Calls FBI’s iPhone Demands ‘Disappointing’

Craig Federighi, Apple’s Senior Vice President says that law enforcement wants his company to roll back the security standard of the iOS mobile operating system to intentionally make it less secure. Strongly disagreeing with law enforcement’s stance on the matter, Federighi has pushed the company’s view forward and explained why it matters. Federighi in an opinion piece on the Washington Post noted that Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus Vance’s has proposed that Apple should revert the security sophistication on its mobile operating system to iOS 7, the software version that was…

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