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Innovation and Regulation of Ayurvedic medicine: CSIR’s BGR-34, nimensulide in Ayurvedic medicine and other such stories

A few years ago, Open magazine published an excellent cover story “Ayurveda: Hoax or Science?” by Priyanka Pulla, one of India’s best science journalists. (She’s written for us on a couple of occasions over here and here). That cover story discussed several issues surrounding Ayurvedic drugs and how despite having a Rs. 8,000 crore market in India there is still not enough evidence for modern medicine to prescribe any Ayurvedic medication. In her story Priyanka asks “Why hasn’t the dazzling…

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