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  • Bangladesh seeks medicine IP exemption till 2032

    Zarif Mahmud : As a least developed or LDC, Bangladesh has long been exempted from compliance with the Trade Related Aspects of Intellectual Property Rights (TRIPS) treaty regulations on intellectual property in the pharmaceutical industry.In 2026, if it leaves the list of Least Developed Countries (LDC), this facility should not…

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  • Pure drinking water yet not ensured

    Dhaka Wasa not increasing water price soon: Wasa DMD Staff Correspondent: The authority has failed to ensure pure drinking water for the city dwellers, despite taking different initiatives wasting huge amount of money. In a situation, the Wasa is trying to hike water price.Dhaka Wasa DMD Uttam Kumar Roy, Deputy…

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  • Medicine prices to increase 8 times

    After LDC graduation Tasnim Karim : After graduation to LDC, Bangladesh will lose the existing facilities of several of our medicines. In this, the cost of developing new drugs including insulin will increase up to 8 times.The market strategy experts think that Bangladeshi drug manufacturers have already increased the medicine…

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  • World sees first 12 months above 1.5C warming

    Staff Correspondent: Earth has endured 12 months of temperatures 1.5C hotter than the pre-industrial era for the first time on record, Europe’s climate monitor said Thursday, in what scientists called a “warning to humanity”.Storms, drought and fire have lashed the planet as climate change, supercharged by the naturally-occurring El Nino…

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  • Medicine prices hiking further

    Six leading cos hiked 50pc price of 234 items Mahfuja Mukul: Elderly Sharifa Begum of Banshri area of the capital has been suffering from paralysis for more than a century. Sharifa Begum’s son’s wife Jahanara Begum said last Sunday that her mother-in-law was advised by the doctor to take six…

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  • BD at high risk of HIV due to 7 countries

    Rafiqul Islam Azad : Bangladesh is at high risk of the infectious disease HIV (human immunodeficiency virus) due to neighboring countries, including India and Myanmar. The other countries are Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Malaysia, Indonesia, and Thailand, according to experts.The AIDS infection rate in Bangladesh is 0.01 percent, which is very…

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  • Bangladesh at high risk of HIV due to 7 countries

    Rafiqul Islam Azad: Bangladesh is at high risk of the infectious disease HIV (human immunodeficiency virus) due to neighboring countries, including India and Myanmar. The other countries are Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Malaysia, Indonesia, and Thailand, according to experts. The AIDS infection rate in Bangladesh is 0.01 percent, which is very…

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  • Gross violation by BSMMU VC Sharfuddin alleged

    Admission to MD-MS courses without qualification Staff Correspondent : Doctor of Medicine (MD) and Masters of Surgery (MS) residency courses are important steps in gaining professional skills in medicine. At the end of these courses a doctor becomes an expert in the prescribed subject. The examinations for MD and MS…

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  • Children crying for hospital beds

    Cold-related diseases including pneumonia Shamsul Alam Zulfiqar : Yamin, a 3-month-old child suffering from cold-fever and cough. Mother Yesmin Akhtar is sitting in front of the emergency department of the Children’s Hospital and Institute, hugging her son in the bone-chilling winter. The baby is crying every now and then.The mother’s…

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  • Cold condition may prevail at places for next 2-3 days

    Staff Correspondent: Cold day condition may prevail at places over the country due to thick fog for the next two or three days and weather may remain dry with temporary partly cloudy sky, according to Bangladesh Meteorological Department (BMD).Air navigation, inland river transport and road communication may be disrupted due…

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