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Pooja Khaitan




“A dream doesn’t become reality through magic; it takes sweat, determination and hard work.”
This holds true for our Indian Government and all the stake holders in the Pharma sector ! Their constant effort to check spurious medicines and make India a Safe Nation is finally being recognized globally . World Health Organization has congratulated India on its recent success in achieving an effective regulatory authority for vaccine and contributing to better standards of health. It gives me immense pleasure and pride in sharing with PSM NEWZ readers the following article on India’s recognition ……

W.H.O. Congratulates India for National Regulatory Authority for Vaccine

NEW DELHI, Jan, 2013 (PIB): WHO congratulated India on recent success in WHO’s assessment of the country’s National Regulatory Authority for Vaccines. In a message to BRICS Health Ministers’ Meeting, Dr. Margaret Chan, DG, WHO congratulated Shri Ghulam Nabi Azad, Union Minister of Health & family Welfare on India’s recent success.


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Pooja Khaitan


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AP drug control dept seizes drugs worth Rs.5 lakh illegally manufactured by Indomedix Formulations
HYDERABAD, Jan, 2013 : The Andhra Pradesh Drug Control Administration (APDCA) has seized anti-diarrhoeal and calcium drugs worth Rs.5 lakh manufactured illegally by a private firm Indomedix Formulations at Habsiguda in Hyderabad.
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Court upholds Govt. order on drug barcoding

CHENNAI, Jan, 2013 : The legality of the Centre's insistence that drug and medicine exporting units must barcode pharmaceutical products has been upheld by the Madras high court.

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CDSCO to cancel licence if product is not launched within six months after obtaining permission

NEW DELHI, Jan, 2013: The Central Drugs Standard Control Organisation (CDSCO) will cancel the permissions and licences given to the drug manufacturers who fail to launch the particular product for marketing in the country within a period of six months after obtaining the permission from the CDSCO.

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NEW DELHI , Jan, 2013 : Taking a sterner view about the fixed dose combination (FDC) issue, the drug authorities have asked the manufacturers to prove the safety and efficacy of the FDCs approved before October 1, 2012 and made it clear that those FDCs approved by the State licencing authorities from October without the permission of the DCGI will be considered for ban.

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Recall of acidity drug, Ranitidine(Ranitin)

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DELHI, JAN, 2013: Preparing to deal with any future chemical, biological, radiological and nuclear (CBRN) incidents, Indian scientists have devised 16 drugs that can be used for disaster management. These include an anti-cyanide drug, an anti-nerve gas drug and an anti-toxic gas drug.

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