As the world celebrated CONSUMER RIGHTS DAY on 15th March with this year’s theme being Healthy Diet, PSM India too appeals to its subscribers to abide by the same. Unhealthy diets contribute to more than 11 million deaths a year. This means it is now a bigger killer than tobacco. Obesity is a serious concern. Our past issues of the Prescription have carried detailed articles on this. Obesity isn’t just a ‘rich world’ problem - some of the biggest increases in diet-related diseases are in developing countries. It really is time the world woke up to the concern of unhealthy diets.
The Union Budget 2015 was announced on 28th February 2015 and unfortunately again Health had very little to gain. This opens several opportunities for PSM India to mobilize the voice of the Patients on the issue of Universal and SAFE and quality Healthcare access. Read our issue to know more on the health announcements in the budget of 2015.
Slowly but steadily the National Health system of India has put up a tough fight against the deadly swine flu outbreak across the Nation claiming lots of lives leaving families shattered.
We feature the upcoming developments in combating Swine Flu epidemic by newer researches, guidelines, and increased availability of required medicine from various sections in this edition of ‘The Prescription’.
We have been successful in implementing the Bar coding on medicine packs. Its time to get our drug labels right too. Be informed about making labelling of drugs with storage conditions mandatory under our Drug laws and policy inhjections. Know more on various interesting news on counterfeit medication across the globe too in this issue.
Ever heard about a Prodrug and Parenterals? Find out more on it in our frequently asked questions section. While we bring you news on freshly approved drugs under Drug Dopes; don’t forget to mark your calendar for the upcoming events while taking a quick peek at our laughter dose. Its sure to bring a smile on your face.
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