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Bejan MisraSeason's Greetings and Wishing you all a prosperous and fulfilling year ahead with lots of success and satisfaction on Patient Safety and Quality Healthcare!

--Mr. Bejon Misra (Founder, PSM India

Editor's Emulsion




Wish all our readers a VERY Happy and Prosperous 2013 !! Inspite of the many speculations on the world ending , we have been blessed with a New innings ! Let us pledge to make our New Year , a Healthy year , a year of well being for us and for our loved ones !!
With the Govt . constantly taking measures to safeguard our medicines , let us also as aware consumers help ourselves by not consuming antibiotics without a doctor’s prescription . Its time we respect our body and thus, respect God ! Let us make a resolution this year, “I SHALL LOVE MYSELF !” Lets start by saying no to popping pills without a prescription !!


Pooja Khaitan


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Kerala Court imposes fine on hospital for selling drugs from its pharmacy without licence
CHENNAI: The Judicial First Class Magistrate Court at Nedumangadu in Thriuvananthapuram district imposed a fine of Rs.24,000 on the owner cum doctor of a private hospital at Venjaramoodu for violation of section 18 (c), Rule 65 (17) and Rule 65 (2) (3) of the Drugs & Cosmetics (D&C) Act and Rules.
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India to open first drug inspection office in Beijing
NEW DELHI : Increasing the heat on Chinese drug firms exporting medicines to India, the drug controller general of India is all set to open its first foreign drug inspection office in Beijing by March 1.
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Get TB drugs at shops free, Govt. to pay up

NEW DELHI: In a move to curb multi-drug resistant tuberculosis cases caused mostly because of irregular medication, the government has decided that relevant medicines will be available for free at all chemist shops and corporate hospitals.

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Issuance of Notices by NPPA

NEW DELHI : National Pharmaceutical Pricing Authority (NPPA) has issued notices for overcharging as and when price violation cases have come to notice based on the reports received from State Drug Controllers or samples randomly purchased from market or complaints received from NGOs / individuals with requisite product details and photo copy of the carton / label of the product etc.

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Dangerous Supplement Now Sold as 'WOW'

Reumofan Plus is being relabeled by distributors and sold under the name "WOW." FDA is advising consumers not to buy any product with "Riger Naturals S.A." printed on the bottom. FDA has warned consumers twice about potentially harmful side effects from use of Reumofan Plus Products.

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Mumbai hospitals make beeline for dissolving stents

MUMBAI: Within hours of the launch of bio-absorbable stents in the city on Wednesday, at least five hospitals deployed the new option for heart treatment. These stents, which will dissolve after 18-odd months, appear to be a better option than metallic ones, said doctors.

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“Stop misusing antibiotics”
Contributed by: Raj Vaidya, M.Pharm, Community Pharmacist, Hindu Pharmacy, Panaji - Goa

At the pharmacy, a gentleman showed me a text message on his mobile- for 3 tab of Azithromycin 500mg and a strip of Combiflam, and asked me to give it to him. I promptly said that we could not dispense these without the doctor’s prescription. He said he was a local taxi driver, and the medicines were for his client who was at the guest house. I repeated, “sorry we strictly do not give without a prescription”.

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