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International workshop on Patient Safety and Drug Detection

When: 10th Monday –11th Tuesday, September , 2012
Where: New Delhi, India
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FDA Approves Digestible Microchips to Be Placed in Pills

The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved the first ingestible sensor. The Ingestion Event Marker (IEM), by Proteus Health, represents a new category of medical device: It is made entirely of ingredients found in food and is activated on ingestion.

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Batches of Grand-Pa recalled
CAPE TOWN: GlaxoSmithKline, the company that makes Grand-Pa, is recalling some batches of the headache medicine in South Africa after some were found to be counterfeit.
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First generic versions of Singulair to treat asthma and allergies approved
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration today approved the first generic versions of Singulair (montelukast sodium) for use in adults and children to control asthma symptoms and to help relieve symptoms of indoor and outdoor allergies.
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Indian Academy of Pediatrics launches 'Guidelines on Safe Injection Practices
Indian Academy of Pediatrics (IAP) released a manual, ‘IAP Guidelines on Safe Injection Practices’, which provides rules for safe injections and prevention of infection in healthcare settings in India.
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National Injections
Vigilance raids unearth sale of spurious drugs

THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: A large section of the public could be naively consuming spurious medication for a whole slew of ailments ranging from hypertension and diabetes to epilepsy,

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FDA Haryana seizes 600 Amps of Oxytocin Injections

REWARI: A Team of FDA Haryana led by Lalit K Goel, Senior Drugs Control officer along with K K Garg, DCO and members of animal crulity act Haryana raided grocers shop of Tilak Raj situated at subzi mandi, Rewari (Haryana). The team recovered 600 ampoules of Oxytocin Injection.

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Pharma Injections
Honey: A Sweet Alternative for Treating Cough in Children

Honey is more effective than a placebo in controlling nighttime cough in children with upper respiratory infections (URI), according to the results from a new randomized placebo-controlled, double-blind trial. The results were published online August 6 in Pediatrics.

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Herbal slimming pills are harmful: CERC

AHMEDABAD: The Consumer Education & Research Center (CERC) and CHOICE - Australia's consumer organization, in a joint study claimed that various ingredients widely used in slimming pills come with serious health-related risks. They also stated that herbal slimming pills can help lose the weight only by reducing the appetite of a person and their efficacy is yet to be proved.

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Global Injections
Chinese make mass arrests for fake drugs

CHINA: Police in China arrested more than 1,900 people and seized about 1.16 billion yuan ($182 million) worth of spurious drugs and related goods amid a government crackdown in the world's fastest-growing pharmaceuticals market.

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1,667 Phensedyl bottles seized in Satkhira

SATKHIRA,BANGLADESH: The Bangladesh Border Guard (BGB) personnel on Saturday seized a large consignment of banned cough syrup Phensedyl from a trawler at Kaliganj upazila in Satkhira district.

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Fake Doctor charged with death

TALLAHASSEE, FLORIDA, U.S.A. : A woman posing as a doctor has been charged with manslaughter after authorities say she pumped unknown substances into a patient's buttocks during enhancement surgery. district.

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Editor’s Emulsion

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