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Editor's Emulsion

Pooja Khaitan


Every time there is news on seizure of fake drugs by the authorities , we feel glad . Andhra Pradesh , Maharashtra, Gujarat etc have all geared up in arresting fake medicines in the market . But is this all to make us satisfied ? No ! As aware consumers it is our responsibility that we consume our drugs responsibly too. While we focus yet again on fake drugs being exposed in this issue , we also highlight the grave concern of doctors on the increase of substandard medicines and their impeding effects.
Intake of substandard pills can dangerously affect one’s health , even cause death ! Hence, please take your medicines more responsibly from now on.

If you have any suggesstions , comments or queries, please email me at pooja@safemedicinesindia.in .
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Best wishes ,

Pooja Khaitan
Executive Editor ,
Partnership for Safe Medicines India.

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National Injections
APDCA seizes drugs & drug pellets worth Rs.13 lakhs from Zelos Healthcare and Allanthus Biotech in Hyderabad
HYDERABAD, June 2013: Drugs and drug pellets worth Rs.13 lakhs have been seized by the Andhra Pradesh Drug Control Administration (APDCA) from Zelos Healthcare Pvt Ltd and Allanthus Biotech, for unlicensed manufacture and failure to produce procurement documents respectively.
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Inferior drugs disturb doctors
PATNA, June, 2013: The medical fraternity is worried over the seizure of sub-standard and fake drugs, at times lethal for patients. Police on Wednesday seized 30 boxes of suspected spurious drugs from a cart in the Gandhi Maidan area. Station House Officer of Gandhi Maidan police station Rajbindu Prasad said nobody could produce transaction bills for the consignment.
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India rejects allegations of exporting counterfeit drugs
NEW DELHI, June , 2013 (IANS) : India Monday rejected allegations of exporting counterfeit drugs, saying those are desperate attempts by some countries to malign its flourishing pharmaceutical industry, which enjoys a unique position of low-cost manufacturing and highest quality medicine.
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Drug Law and Policy Injections
Parliament committee holds parleys on spurious drugs in markets

NAGPUR, JUNE, 2013: A parliamentary committee on petitions was in the city on Monday to hold consultations with stakeholders on the extent of spurious drugs available in market and seek suggestions from them to ensure patients get safe and cheap drugs.

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Fresh drug pricing order soon

NEW DELHI, June, 2013: The National Pharmaceutical Pricing Authority (NPPA), which regulates drug prices, is scheduled to meet early next week to vet new price notifications for a little more than 200 essential drugs, an official said.

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Supreme Court asks for clear evidence against Ranbaxy

NEW DELHI, June 2013: The Supreme Court on Monday asked a petitioner wanting cancellation of the licence of drug manufacturer Ranbaxy for evidence to show its medicines were adulterated, which is part of the charge.

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Global Injections
Carmi man gets 6 years for online drug sales

CHICAGO, JUNE, 2013 (AP) : A southern Illinois man has been sentenced to six years in prison for selling prescription drugs over the Internet. The U.S. Justice Department says 40-year-old Michael P. Jackson was sentenced Tuesday in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida. After prison time, the Carmi man must serve three years of supervised release.

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Pharma Injections
Dextyropropoxyphene and formulations banned for human use
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“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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pooja@safemedicinesindia.in regarding the same . We shall be delighted to include your articles in our next issue .

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