US FDA Issues Draft Guidance For Industry, Good ANDA Submission Practices, And Companion MAPP, Good ANDA Assessment Practices
Maryland, Jan 2018: Today, the FDA issued the draft guidance for industry “Good ANDA Submission Practices,” which highlights common, recurring deficiencies in abbreviated new drug applications (ANDAs) that may lead to a delay in the approval of an ANDA.
3 held for importing, marketing fake drugs
Bangladesh: Members of Criminal Investigation Department (CID) arrested three persons for their alleged involvement with importing fake cancer-fighting medicines from China and marketing those in the country, reports BSS. “We arrested Ruhul Amin alias Dulal Chowdhury, 46, Nikhil Raj Bongshi, 44, and Sayeed and recovered around 21,000 strips of fake medicine including medicine MT-X, Clomid and Revocon.
U.S. Postal Inspectors Are On The Front Line In The Fight To Keep Fentanyl Out Of The Country
According to the Washington Post, U.S. Postal Inspectors are increasingly finding themselves on the front line in the fight to keep fentanyl out of the country. When South Dakota resident Trevor Harden ordered thousands of fentanyl pills off the internet, a package containing part of his shipment caught the eye of postal inspectors in Rapid City, South Dakota. Authorities were alerted and were waiting when Harden picked up his package.
Report: Counterfeit Medications Containing Deadly Fentanyl Have Been Found In 40 States
WASHINGTON (BUSINESS WIRE): A newly-released report on counterfeit medicines is placing the spotlight on a problem that may be far worse than is commonly believed. According to the review conducted by The Partnership for Safe Medicines, counterfeit prescription drugs containing the deadly ingredient fentanyl, most often illegally imported, have been found in as many as 40 states and are tied to deaths in more than a dozen states.
Frequently Asked Questions Q1. What is Family Medicine?
Answer: Family medicine (FM), formerly family practice (FP), is a specialty devoted to comprehensive health care for people of all ages; the specialist is named a family physician or family doctor. In Europe the discipline is often referred to as general practice and a practitioner as a General Practice Doctor or GP; this name emphasises the holistic nature of this speciality, as well as its roots in the family. Family practice is a division of primary care that provides continuing and comprehensive health care for the individual and family across all ages, genders, diseases, and parts of the body;family physicians are often primary care physicians. It is based on knowledge of the patient in the context of the family and the community, emphasizing disease prevention and health promotion.According to the World Organization of Family Doctors (WONCA), the aim of family medicine is to provide personal, comprehensive, and continuing care for the individual in the context of the family and the community. The issues of values underlying this practice are usually known as primary care ethics.
Q2.What makes family medicine unique?
Answer: Family medicine's cornerstone is an ongoing, personal patient–physician relationship. Whereas other specialties are limited to a particular organ system, technology, disease, age, or sex, family medicine integrates care for each person. Family physicians' unique contributions to health care access stem from the breadth of their training and adaptability of their work, combined with a sense of social responsibility.
Patients value a physician who listens to them, who takes time to explain things to them, and who is able to effectively coordinate and integrate their care.4 Since its inception, family medicine has been grounded in the core values of a continuing relationship between patient and physician, and the provision of comprehensive care that includes prevention, acute intervention, chronic disease management, end-of-life care, and coordination of care throughout the health care delivery system