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News18 Afternoon Digest: Controversy Over Dolo-650 is A Story of Flawed Economics, Good Memes & Bad Luck & Other Stories

By: News Desk

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Last Updated: August 22, 2022, 12:31 IST

New Delhi, India

The maker of Dolo-650 mg, Micro Labs, has been accused of offering freebies worth Rs 1,000 crore to doctors to promote this anti-fever drug. (File)

The maker of Dolo-650 mg, Micro Labs, has been accused of offering freebies worth Rs 1,000 crore to doctors to promote this anti-fever drug. (File)

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Health Matters | Controversy Over Dolo-650 is A Story of Flawed Economics, Good Memes & Bad Luck

Remember how fondly we were discussing the popularity of Dolo-650 mg when you, I and all others were popping this medicine due to Covid-19-related illness?

Pushed by high-grade fever, one of the most common symptoms of Covid-19, the sales of this oval-shaped white pill had doubled and social media was flooded with memes claiming it’s the ‘most sellable’ medicine in India. READ MORE

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first published:August 22, 2022, 12:31 IST
last updated:August 22, 2022, 12:31 IST