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Bejan Misra"Only switch medications under the supervision of a doctor or pharmacist” --Mr. Bejon Misra (Founder, PSM India)

“Strengthening DOCTOR-PATIENT Relationship leads to QUALITY HEALTHCARE”
One of the important contemporary issues relating to health care delivery is the relationship between doctors and patients . This relationship is important for the patient to build a partnership with the doctor in order to have a successful outcome after a consultation , during an illness. It is equally important for the doctor in providing quality care to the patient , to win the patient’s confidence and ensure adherence to the doctor.
Please seek clarification form your doctor, nurse or pharmacist , when in doubt!

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National Injections
Ministry of Health and Family Welfare(Govt.of India) , W.H.O and Partnership for Safe Medicines (PSM) India declare measures to curb Spurious and Not-of-Standard medicines

New Delhi, Monday, September 10, 2012: This is for the first time such a workshop was organized by PSM India in collaboration with the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, Government of India and World Health Organisation (WHO) India Country Office to demonstrate its commitment towards Patient Safety globally. More than 50 eminent experts from overseas on the subject participated representing countries from Europe, USA, China, Argentina, Nigeria, Thailand, Singapore and others.

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Two held for 'illegal sale' of medicines

BERHAMPUR : The owners of two private nursing homes were arrested for allegedly selling medicines without licence, said Berhampur drugs inspector Sudarshan Biswal on Saturday. The two accused were produced in court on Friday. "We have seized huge quantities of medicines stocked in the nursing homes.

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Global Injections
Curbing fake drugs

If things go as planned, people involved in drug counterfeiting or importation of fake drugs into the country will soon begin to get life imprisonment, without an option of fine.

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FDA Receives Reports of Fatalities Associated With Undeclared Ingredients

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has issued an updated alert that Reumofan Plus and Reumofan Plus Premium contain undeclared prescription drug ingredients that have impacted public safety.

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Government proposes measures to curb spurious drugs in market

NEW DELHI :Government is mooting a proposal to set up more drug testing laborataries in various states in a bid to rid the country's growing market from spurious medicines. This was stated by Minister of State for Health Sudip Bandopadhyay on the sideline of a workshop which was organized by PSM India in collaboration with the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare,

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HM to amend Schedule K of D&C Rules to curb misuse of provisions by manufacturers of multivitamin preparations

Mumbai: The Union health ministry will soon amend Schedule K of the Drugs and Cosmetics Rules in respect of the extent of conditions of exemptions in the case of drugs falling under the definition of the term drug but not intended for medicinal use.

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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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