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The Gift of Drug Samples
Article contributed by Mr. S. krishnan, Retired civil servant and consumer activist , New Delhi




A few months ago, my fellow interns and I attended a resident education session on the influence of drug companies in medicine. All went more or less predictably until we arrived at the issue of drug sampling. Suddenly, the usual dichotomy between overbearing moralists and business-minded realists reversed itself. Previously dispassionate colleagues accused each other of callous disregard for patient needs.

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National Injections
21 docs violated abortion drug norms: FDA

KOLHAPUR : The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) here has found irregularities in abortion drug stocks with 21 gynaecologists in the district. FDA assistant commissioner NA Yadav informed the civil surgeon, LM Patil, about the irregularities.

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AIIMS store under cloud for changing drugs
NEW DELHI: The AIIMS medicine store which claims to be giving medicines on 56% discount has come under scanner for allegedly substituting the medicines prescribed by doctors with other drugs to make more profit. The 24X7 store allegedly provides discount on generic versions with print rate almost as high as the branded ones.
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Global Injections
Harmful Chemicals Found in Fake Diet Capsules

CHINA : Chemical substances that may cause severe side effects have been detected in eight spurious healthcare products, including weight-loss pills, the State Food and Drug Administration (SFDA) said Thursday.

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Drug and Law Injections
Drug controllers of 10 states follow Gujarat model

AHMEDABAD: Ten states across the country are keen to adopt Gujarat's model for speed and transparency in the pharmaceutical industry. The Food and Drugs Control Authority (FDCA)'s unique software- Extended Laboratory Node-is being shared with states like Maharashtra, Karnataka, West Bengal, Kerala, Andhra Pradesh, Goa, Himachal Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh, among others, for free.

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Rajasthan to start registration of qualified docs to nail quacks

JAIPUR: The medical, health and family welfare department would soon start registration of qualified doctors in an attempt to clamp down on quacks.

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State to urge Centre to ban high alcohol content drugs

BHUBANESWAR: In view of the drugs-hooch mix tragedy early this year in the State, the Government on Monday took a tough stand on preparation and sale of drugs having high alcohol components and urged the Centre to ban such drugs.

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