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Q: What is a generic medicine? What does it contain ?
Ans:A generic medicine is a medicine that is developed to be the same as a medicine that has already been authorised (the ‘reference medicine’). A generic medicine contains the same active substance(s) as the reference medicine, and it is used at the same dose(s) to treat the same disease(s) as the reference medicine. However, the name of the medicine, its appearance (such as colour or shape) and its packaging can be different from those of the reference medicine.

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National Injections
Contraband medicines worth 2 crores seized

IMPHAL: Troops of 9 Assam Rifles of 26 Sector Assam Rifles seized a large consignment of Pseudoephedrine Hydrochloride based medicines (174 kgs.) being smuggled into Myanmar via Moreh and apprehended two drug peddlers , according to a press release of PRO IGAR (S) .

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Huge haul of harmful injections
AKOLA : A team of food and drugs administration (FDA) headed by Manish Chaudhri seized a big stock of oxytocin injections and took businessman Arun Sharma into custody for interrogation on Saturday.
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APDCA seizes Rs.9 lakhs worth cough syrups produced without licence from S K Healthcare
HYDERABAD: In a big haul of cache, the Andhra Pradesh Drug Controller Authority (APDCA) has seized illegally manufactured drugs worth Rs.9 lakh and froze 50 kgs of 'codeine phosphate' (an addictive ingredient used in Cofcare syrup) from S K Healthcare Formulations Pvt Ltd here in Hyderabad.
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Global Injections
Customs seizes pseudoephedrine tablets at airport

HONG KONG (HKSAR) : Hong Kong Customs seized 776,000 tablets of pseudoephedrine weighing 174 kilograms inside a cargo consignment which was declared as "Pepper Feeds" imported from Singapore at Hong Kong International Airport.

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Pharma Injections
Government plans to reduce pharma industry's dependence on China

NEW DELHI : The government has initiated a process to reduce Indian drug industry's growing dependence on China for raw materials, including the critical penicillin, which is needed to manufacture most of the anti-infective drugs.

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Drug and Law Injections
Gujarat FDA recalls batch of diarrhea drug Lopro

AHMEDABAD: Gujarat Food & Drug Administration (FDA) has stopped the sale of diarrhoea tablet Lopro, made by Danish Laboratories, after terming the drug sub-standard. The Gujarat FDA has also issued an SMS alert directing recall of the drug.

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Govt. to frame new rules for chemist shops

MUMBAI : Unable to control the sale of drugs without prescription and to bring some control over pharmacists, the state government has decided to come up with a rule book that will redefine rules that are currently laid through a central act, the 'Drugs and Cosmetics Act' devised in 1945.

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Finance Ministry gives in-principle approval to create post of DCGI for Ayush sector

NEW DELHI: The Finance Ministry has in principle endorsed the proposal to create a new post of the Drug Controller General of India (DCGI) exclusively to monitor the Ayurveda, Siddha, Unani and Homoeopathy drugs that are gaining more popularity within and outside the country..

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