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Editor's Emulsion

Pooja Khaitan




As the festival of colours , Holi , wrapped the nation in its vibrant hues ; our states of Maharashtra, Gujarat, Punjab , Haryana and Rajasthan are gripping the country with their effective policies and measures towards Patient Safety !
I proudly present this issue which highlights the different methods being adopted by our State Governments in ensuring proper safety and health of our consumers !!
Other than safe medicines which contribute to our physical well being , exercise too is of great importance . I take this opportunity in reaching out to our readers by an article contributed by Mr. Krishnan that focuses on 150 minutes a week on physical activity . A physically fit body acquires lesser health hazards thus leading to lesser contact with medicines . Lets try and nip the menace of unsafe medicines at the bud through an active lifestyle !!

Pooja Khaitan


(We welcome your valuable suggestions and news articles. Please feel free to write to me at pooja@safemedicinesindia.in )
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National Injections
Maharashtra FDA cracks down on wholesalers for illegal diversion of Codeine
MUMBAI : The Maharashtra Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has cracked down hard on certain cough syrup brands in the state, suspecting illegal diversion of a narcotic substance and violation of labeling rules. A few months ago, the FDA got alarmed when it found wholesalers in Maharashtra were siphoning off close to two lakh bottles of Phensydyl, a cough syrup brand.
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Gujarat FDCA to launch India's first mobile drug testing lab in state soon
GUJARAT, 2013: In a move to strengthen the state drug regulatory body, the Gujarat Food and Drug Control Administration (FDCA) will soon be launching an advanced on the spot mobile drug testing lab in the state.
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Pay less for cancer drugs from April 1 in Punjab
CHANDIGARH, 2013: Punjab government informed the Punjab and Haryana high court on Thursday that from April 1, drugs used for treatment of cancer patients in the state would be available much below the maximum retail price (MRP). This information was submitted before the HC by director health and family welfare Dr Ashok Nayyar.
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Range of free medicines set to increase
JAIPUR, 2013: The range of free medicines, especially for cancer and heart patients, provided under the chief minister's free medicine scheme will be increased at government hospitals to benefit a large number of patients.
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Gurgaon kidney racket: Two doctors get 7 years in jail
PANCHKULA, 2013: A CBI court Friday sentenced two Gurgaon-based doctors to seven years' rigorous imprisonment and three of their accomplices to five years in jail for their role in a kidney sale racket that broke out in Gurgaon in February 2008.
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Centre finds SLAs granted 23 licenses for FDCs without DCGI approval

NEW DELHI, 2013: As many as 23 instances of state licensing authorities (SLAs) granting permissions to fixed dose combinations (FDCs) without prior mandatory approval of the Drugs Controller General of India (DCGI) have come to its notice, according to the Health Ministry.

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Non-veg, Veg labels not required on drugs and cosmetics: SC

NEW DELHI, 2013: The Supreme Court has set aside a Delhi High Court order asking the government to amend the rules to classify all non life-saving drugs and cosmetics as vegetarian and non vegetarian with 'V' and 'NV' labels, respectively.

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Manila FDA warns public against 3 ‘anti-cancer’ products

MANILA, Philippines, 2013: The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) yesterday warned the public against buying an unregistered food supplement and two herbal products that supposedly fight cancer.

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US FDA approves first Botulism Antitoxin for use in neutralizing all seven known botulinum nerve toxin serotypes

MARYLAND, 2013: The U.S. Food and Drug Administration announced today that it has approved Botulism Antitoxin Heptavalent (A, B, C, D, E, F, G)-(Equine) to treat patients showing signs of botulism following documented or suspected exposure to botulinum neurotoxin. The product is derived from horse plasma and contains a mixture of antibody fragments that neutralize all of the seven botulinum nerve toxin serotypes known to cause botulism.

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Walking Improves Outcomes
SubscriberContributed by: Mr. S. Krishnan, IAAS(Retired) Chairman, Healthy You Foundation

The second study is "ready for prime time" and applicable in your clinic if you are not doing it already. In this study, published in the Journal of Clinical Oncology in January, investigators identified 2300 people [with invasive, nonmetastatic colorectal cancer] and measured how much exercise they got before and after their diagnosis. This is fascinating data, showing that those people who were more physically active both before and after their diagnosis of colon cancer had much better outcomes.

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