In the month when we commemorate 70 years of independence, it was indeed heartbreaking to see more than 70 children succumb to Japanese Encephalitis (JE) in Baba Raghav Das (BRD) Medical College Gorakhpur, Uttar Pradesh. The tragedy is a harsh wake up call that pockets of India are still caught in a time warp as far as healthcare services are concerned.
As Merck prepares for its 350th anniversary due next year, we’re ‘Fit for 2018’ says Dr Stefan Oschmann, Chairman of the Executive Board and CEO, Merck. While the Sigma-Aldrich acquisition gave the company a global leadership position in the lifesciences sector, Anand Nambiar, MD, Merck India tells Viveka Roychowdhury that the focus for the India market in the next 18 months is to reach out directly to consumers post the recent integration of the consumer health and biopharma segments.
The Draft Pharma Policy 2017 which was released for comments in mid-August, has an ambitious intent: to make drug pricing ‘more poor oriented while retaining its industry friendliness’. Health activists point out that the intent to balance the needs of the poor and the private sector can never be realised as long as the Department of Pharmaceuticals (DoP) crafts the pharma policy, because the DoP’s primary mandate is not patient healthcare but the health of the pharma sector.
Muck Rack makes it simple to find people, tweets, or articles that mention any name, keyword, company, hashtag etc. We've compiled this guide to help you make the most of your search.
Selecting a term
Start searching tweets, articles from media outlets, articles mentioned in tweets, journalists'
names, titles and bios with some suggested searches:
Companies or Topics (e.g. iPhone, Microsoft)
Phrases (e.g. "cloud computing") — use quotes to keep the terms together
Twitter handles (e.g. @username) — returns those who have mentioned or replied to
Names (e.g. "David Pogue")
Hashtags (e.g. #sxsw, #london2012)
Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
Muck Rack's Advanced Search allows for many boolean operators.
Find results that mention multiple specified terms, use AND or
+. For example, ensure each result contains both Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg by
searching Obama AND Romney or Obama + Romney.
Use the operators OR or , to broaden your search when you'd like either of
multiple terms to appear in results. (This is the default behavior of our search when no operators
are used.) For example, search for democrat OR republican to find results that refer to
Democrats and/or Republicans.
Use NOT or - to subtract results from your search. For
example, searching Disney will yield results about the Walt Disney Company as well as Walt Disney
World Resort. To exclude mentions of Disney World, search for Disney -World or Disney
When using one of these operators with a phrase, enclose it in quotation marks. For example, you can
find results about smartphones excluding Apple's iPhone 4S by searching smartphone -"iPhone
Exact case matching or punctuation
If you're searching for a brand name or keyword that relies on specific punctuation marks or capitalization, you can
find results that match your exact query by adding matchcase: before the keyword you're searching for, like matchcase:E*TRADE .
Use parentheses to separate multiple
boolean phrases. For example, to find journalists talking about having fun in Disney World or
Disneyland, search for ("disney world" OR disneyland) AND fun.
An asterisk can be used to search for any variation of a root word truncated by the asterisk. For example, searching for admin* will return results for administrator, administration, administer, administered, etc.
A near operator is an AND operator where you can control the distance between the words. You can vary the distance the near operation uses by adding a forward slash and number (between 0-99) such as strawberries NEAR/10 "whipped cream", which means the strawberries must exist within 10 words of "whipped cream".