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Homeopathic drug manufacturers flouting norms
BHOPAL : Homeopathic medicines are being rampantly sold in plastic containers in the State capital which is a gross violation of rules under the Drugs and Cosmetics Act raising serious questions about suitability of medicines for human intake.
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Fake drug racket flourishing in state
PATNA : The recent crackdown by a joint team of Special Task Force (STF) and Economic Offences Unit (EoU) on the wholesale market of medicines in Govind Mitra Road, SP Ghosh lane, Jahaji Kothi and Jain Gali in the state capital has blown the lid off a massive racket in Bihar.
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Ibuprofen Allergic Reaction 'Nearly Kills' Boy

LONDON : An 11-year-old boy was left covered in blisters and fighting for his life after suffering a rare allergic reaction to Ibuprofen. Calvin Lock was given Nurofen for Children by his mother for a sore throat on medical advice. But a few days later clusters of spots started appearing all over his body.

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FDA finds more bacteria in New England Compounding drugs

WASHINGTON : U.S. health officials have found bacteria in lots of an injected steroid and a heart drug made by New England Compounding Center, the pharmacy linked to contaminated steroids that have claimed the lives of at least 28 people.

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CDSCO drafts guidelines on recall and rapid alert system for drugs including biologics and vaccines

MUMBAI : The Central Drugs Standard Control Organization (CDSCO) has released a draft version of guidelines on recall and rapid alert system for drugs including biologics and vaccines. It has called for suggestions or objections from the industry stakeholders to submit responses before November 7, 2012.

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Health ministry sets time-limit for completing testing of samples by State labs

NEW DELHI : With a view to speeding up procedure to trace spurious drugs and initiate actions against the guilty, the health ministry has initiated a number of steps like fixing the time-limit for testing the drug samples collected by the drug inspectors and asked the States to follow the deadlines to the maximum extent possible.

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WHO shows interest in Guj’s SMS model to check fake medicines

AHEMDABAD : The World Health Organisation has shown interest in Gujarat’s SMS alert system of keeping a check on spurious medicines, a top health official said.

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New PharmaSecure Collaboration Connects Doctors and Patients Through Mobile Phones

NEW DELHI : The technology and software innovator PharmaSecure announced their association with in-home healthcare provider, Portea Medical Group, and DocSuggest, an aggregator of doctor appointment bookings and reviews. Portea and DocSuggest will begin using psConnect™ to offer quality medical care and services delivered to a patient’s home and mobile phone.

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Editor’s Emulsion

“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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