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PSM India 1st February Newsletter
News Archive
Editor's Emulsion

Greetings Dear Readers !

Sharing some great news ! Consumer Online Foundation has further gone global as it is now a Member of the International Alliance of Patient's Organisation. IAPO has official relationship with WHO, which now allows PSM India Initiative to participate officially within the activities of WHO as a INGO.
Thanks to all for making this happen and I am sure it will strengthen our work on Patient Safety and Access to Quality Healthcare to all.

We kick started the year with sharing great knowledge and learning with our neighboring country during the PSM India Initiative interaction with the 19 member China delegation on 17th January, The delegation went back impressed with the work we had done so far on Patient Safety.

Today’s newsletter also shares one of India’s largest studies on the presence of heavy metals in cosmetics. The study has emerged with a startling finding. Do read our Pharma Injections section to know all about it.

If you have any suggestions, comments or queries, please email me at pooja@safemedicinesindia.in.
You may find our previous issues on our website www.safemedicinesindia.in or in the NEWS ARCHIVE section of every PSM NEWZ issue , in case you’ve missed any of them. You may also look us up on Facebook .

Call PSM India toll free helpline 1800 - 11- 4424, to bring cases of spurious medicines or any kind of adverse drug reaction to the notice of the authorities.
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Happy Reading !
Stay Safe. Stay Healthy !

Pooja Khaitan
Chief Editor ,
PSM NEWZ
Partnership for Safe Medicines India.

Dose of the day

BRAJESH PATHAK
“The primary duty of the state is to take up the issues of health and raise the health standard of its citizens.”
Shri. MAHESH ZAGADE,
FDA commissioner, Maharashtra

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CHINA DELEGATION VISIT TO INDIA: China impressed with the work done by Govt. of India in partnership with various stakeholders through PSM India initiative


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National Injections
Two quacks arrested in raid operation by Unani Board
MANGALORE, January 2014: The members of Karnataka Ayurvedic & Unani Practitioners' Board, Bangalore, with the help of city police raided a clinic and a dispensary at State Bank here on Saturday January 18 and arrested two quacks or fake doctors.
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FDA, Health Department bust illegal blood trade in Rewari
CHANDIGARH, January 2014: In a joint operation, the Food and Drugs Administration and the Health department today claimed to have busted an illegal blood transfusion racket and seized blood from two private hospitals in Haryana's Rewari district. A case has been registered against the two hospitals, an official spokesman said.

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Panel to probe patient’s death in Neyyattinkara taluk hospital
THIRUVANANTHAPURAM, January 2014: A committee, headed by the Health Secretary and including the State Drugs Controller, the Director of Health Services, and the Additional Director of Health Services (Vigilance), will inquire into the death of a patient at the Neyyattinkara taluk hospital on Thursday. Sunilkumar, 39, who had been undergoing treatment, had died allegedly following the administration of an antibiotic injection.
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Drug Law and Policy Injections
Lowering of paracetamol to 325mg applicable to FDC with other analgesic/anti-inflammatory drugs only: DCGI

MUMBAI January 2014: The drugs controller general of India (DCGI) has once again clarified that lowering of the paracetamol content to 325 mg is applicable to the combination of the paracetamol with other analgesic/anti-inflammatory drugs only.

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Health Ministry constitutes panel to prepare guidelines for regulating transportation of drugs in the country

MUMBAI January 2014: The Union health ministry has constituted a sub-committee to prepare guidelines and suggest amendment, if any, required under the Drugs and Cosmetics (D&C) Rules, 1945 for regulating the transportation of drugs in the country.

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Global Injections
Two held with pharmaceutical drugs

KATHMANDU, January 2014: A police team deployed from the Narcotic Drugs Control Bureau (NDCB), New Baneshwor has rounded up two youths with pharmaceutical drugs on Tuesday. The arrestees are Suren Nagarkoti (20), and Sharmik Nagarkoti (23) of Ramechhap, currently residing in Lalitpur Sub-metropolitan, police said today.

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Lomitapide Drug Interactions

John R. Horn, PharmD, FCCP, and Phillip D. Hansten, PharmD, RPh
Published Online: January 2014

Familial hypercholesterolemia is a difficult disease to treat, usually requiring multiple medications to reduce low-density lipoprotein cholesterol. A new drug, lomitapide (Juxtapid), has been approved for this disorder, and the drug is susceptible to many drug–drug interactions.

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FDA Asks Health Care Professionals to Reduce Acetaminophen Doses

Aimee Simone, Assistant Editor
Published Online: January 2014

The agency has asked prescribers not to prescribe medications containing more than 325 mg of acetaminophen per dose. The FDA has asked health care professionals to stop prescribing and dispensing prescription painkillers that contain more than 325 milligrams of acetaminophen per tablet, due to concerns regarding potential liver damage.

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Pharma Injections
Cosmetics in India tainted with toxic heavy metals:

Cosmetics in India tainted with toxic heavy metals: Drug controller General of India, Dr.G N Singh assures he is working towards increasing monitoring of cosmetics in market


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Feb 4, 2014, Mumbai : IDMA to organise seminar on “Sustaining Regulatory Compliance in the Pharma Industry”

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20th February, 2014 Mumbai : Indian Pharma Regulatory & Compliance Summit 

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Feb. 26 - 27, 2014, Hyderabad, India :
The 13th Science & Standards Symposium - USP and IPC Focus on Global Standards for Medicines

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