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Bejan Misra"Only switch medications under the supervision of a doctor or pharmacist” --Mr. Bejon Misra (Founder, PSM India)

How to protect yourself against fake medicines while travelling





Before you travel , plan to take the amount of medication that you will need that is adapted to your destination and corresponds to the duration of your trip.
Carrying an emergency kit in your hand luggage can be very useful incase your luggage gets lost or stolen. More importantly , be sure to always have your prescriptions with you when you travel.


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Your vital drug may be a deadly dud
AHMEDABAD : If your cough syrup has not shown the desired affect it claims on the labels recently, it could mean that the manufacturer has added less quantities of the active medicine. This is one of the ways in which the manufacturers are trying to cut corners, the Gujarat Food and Drugs Control Administration (FDCA) found in the latest tests they did.
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DRI sleuths bust drug racket
GUWAHATI : The city has become a major transit point of drugs with large parts of Bangladesh fast emerging as drug consuming zones and the bordering areas of Tripura becoming a feeder to the fast-growing drug market of the neighbouring country.
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HIV testing facilities to come up all across state
JAIPUR : The Rajasthan State AIDS Control Society (RSACS) is expanding its HIV testing facility up to the block level since the entire state is vulnerable to HIV/AIDS.
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Judge held with sackful of Phensedyl

DHAKA : A senior assistant judge was arrested with 342 bottles of Phensedyl and a loaded pistol in the capital's New Market area last night.

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Indian pharma industry should work for inventing new drugs, Dr Abdul Kalam

CHENNAI : The Indian pharmaceutical industry should turn their attention to invent new drugs from molecule levels and each manufacturing unit should try to become invention centres, opined Dr APJ Abdul Kalam, former President of India.

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CDSCO to place 91 drugs under Schedule H1 to rationalise use of antibiotics

NEW DELHI : With a view to encourage rational prescribing of antimicrobials and minimise the development of resistance to antimicrobials in India, the Central Drugs Standard Control Organisation (CDSCO) has issued a detailed note on the antibiotics and antibiotic resistance for the guidance of the industry.

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Habit-forming pills to carry warning

NEW DELHI : India on Friday announced that 13 habit-forming drugs are being brought under a new Schedule H1 in the Drugs and Cosmetics Rules, which will ban its over the counter (OTC) sale besides having warning boxes that read "dangerous to take this preparation except in accordance with medical advice".

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Editor’s Emulsion

“Human rights aren’t just about violence and terrorism. Unsafe drugs too fall into the category. The National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) has described the manufacture, distribution and sale of unsafe drugs and medical devices as a violation of human rights.”

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