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PSM India 17th January Newsletter
News Archive
Dose of the day

“The primary duty of the state is to take up the issues of health and raise the health standard of its citizens.”
FDA commissioner, Maharashtra

Editor's Emulsion

Pooja Khaitan


Partnership for SAFE MEDICINES INDIA Initiative firmly believes that just one unsafe medicine threatens patient safety. We must all work together to educate and empower the patients. With PSM offices in Delhi , Hyderabad, Lucknow and Patna we now proudly announce the launch of our Mumbai office at Yashwantrao Chavan Pratisthan Center, 4th Floor Cultural Hall, Jagannath Bhosale Marg, Nariman Point, Mumbai, Maharashtra 400021.

If you have any suggestions, comments or queries, please email me at pooja@safemedicinesindia.in.
You may find our previous issues on our website www.safemedicinesindia.in or in the NEWS ARCHIVE section of every PSM NEWZ issue , in case you’ve missed any of them. You may also look us up on Facebook .

Call PSM India toll free helpline 1800 - 11- 4424, to bring cases of spurious medicines or any kind of adverse drug reaction to the notice of the authorities.
Please visit our website www.safemedicinesindia.in if you wish to learn about us .
To register a complaint kindly visit our consumer redressal website www.consumerconexion.org

Stay Safe; Stay Healthy !!

Pooja Khaitan
Chief Editor ,
Partnership for Safe Medicines India.


Our Distinguished and Honorable PSM India BOARD MEMBERS

Mr. Wajahat Habibullah, IAS (retd.)
Former Secretary to the Govt. of India

National Injections
Drugs worth Rs 32L seized from unlicensed dealer in Trichy
TRICHY, January 2014: Drug controller officials, Trichy, seized 'Vicks Action 500' tablets worth Rs 32 lakh from an unlicensed pharmaceuticals dealer during a raid conducted in the city recently. A case was registered and the drug sample has been sent for verification.
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10 kg of pseudoephedrine seized, two arrested in Delhi
NEW DELHI, January 2014: Two people were arrested here along with 10 kg of pseudoephedrine valued at Rs.40 lakh ($64,000) in the international market, police said Monday. Shiv Singh Chauhan, 39, and Ram Ugrah, 57, were Friday nabbed following a tip-off from near the Jama Masjid area where they had gone to supply it to one of their contacts.

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Medicines sold at Asaram ashram found to be below standard
SURAT, January 2014: The Food and Drug Control Administration of Gujarat government has found the samples of Ayurvedic medicines collected from Asaram Ashram in Surat to be below standard. The samples were collected after the registration of rape complaints against controversial religious leader Asaram and his son Narayan Sai on October 6.
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Medicine trading to go online in Odisha soon
BHUBANESWAR, December 2013: Regulating the medicine market, both sale and manufacture, is set to go online soon, drugs controller Hrusikesh Mahapatra said here on Monday. From an application to open a chemist shop to issue of drug licence to wholesalers and retailers, renewal of licence, issue and renewal of licence to manufacturers, enforcement reporting and complaints by the general public, everything will be online, Mahapatra told this reporter.
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AR recovers banned unclaimed pseudoephedrine hydrochloride tablets
IMPHAL, December 2013: The troops of 9 Assam Rifles of 26 Sector AR under the aegis of HQ IGAR (South) launched a swift search operation in general area Dalpatti, Ward No 1 and Ward No 2, Moreh from 29 December 29 and 30, 2013.
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Drug Law and Policy Injections
DPC to meet Union Health Ministry on appointment of pharmacy inspectors

MUMBAI December 2013: In order to keep a check on the offending drug retailers, the Delhi Pharmacy Council (DPC) is planning to take forward the long pending demand for appointment of pharmacy inspectors with the union ministry of health by the end of this month.

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Global Injections
Study finds second generation metal-on-metal hip implants associated with adverse reactions

THORPFARE, NJ, December 2013: Research into metal-on-metal hip arthroplasty has showed that success with the procedure is multifactorial. Some investigators have found it may be closely related to an exacting surgical technique and the right indications.

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Two held with pharmaceutical drugs

KATHMANDU, January 2014: A police team deployed from the Narcotic Drugs Control Bureau (NDCB), New Baneshwor has rounded up two youths with pharmaceutical drugs on Tuesday. The arrestees are Suren Nagarkoti (20), and Sharmik Nagarkoti (23) of Ramechhap, currently residing in Lalitpur Sub-metropolitan, police said today.

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Pharma Injections
Quest Diagnostics India Extends Access to Cancer Testing Services Across the Country

HYDERABAD, January 2014: Quest Diagnostics (NYSE:DGX), the world’s leading provider of diagnostic information and services, today announced that hospitals, physicians and patients across India will now be able to broadly access its cancer diagnostic testing services.

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Subscribers Symptom

“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.”

We welcome your valuable contributions and news articles . Please feel free to write to THE EDITOR-IN-CHIEF at
pooja@safemedicinesindia.in regarding the same . We shall be delighted to include your articles in our next issue .

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