Hon’ble Delhi High Court sets aside the central Govt’s ban on making & selling of oxytocin by private firms
Dr KK Aggarwal & Advocate Ira Gupta
On Friday, 14th December, the Hon’ble Delhi High Court set aside the Govt.’s decision to ban private firms from producing and selling oxytocin, a drug used for inducing labour contractions & controlling bleeding.
A bench of Hon’ble Justice S Ravindra Bhat and Hon’ble Justice AK Chawla said that the government’s decision was arbitrary and unreasonable.
The bench also said that there was no scientific basis behind the Center’s decision restricting private companies from making or supplying the drug,which helps new mothers lactate, to prevent its alleged misuse in the dairy sector for increasing milk production….read more
IBD may be an independent risk factor for heart disease
Dr KK Aggarwal, Padma Shri Awardee
Patients with inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) are at a significantly higher risk of myocardial infarction (MI), says a study reported in the journal Inflammatory Bowel Diseases, online November 30, 2018. The relative risk of MI was highest in younger patients and decreased with age.
The researchers examined a nationwide database of medical records for more than 29 million people, of which, 131,680 had ulcerative colitis and 158,750 had Crohn’s disease.