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The government is taking major steps to crack down on the fake drugs menace in India.The health and family welfare ministry has hired about 100 inspectors to check spurious medicines, while the department of pharmaceuticals has issued notifications asking pharma companies to use nanotechnology for identifying such drugs.

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Government cracks down on fake drug

The government is taking major steps to crack down on the fake drugs menace in India.The health and family welfare ministry has hired about 100 inspectors to check spurious medicines, while the department of pharmaceuticals has issued notifications asking pharma companies to use nanotechnology for identifying such drugs.

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Pharma units in Himachal under scanner for spurious drugs production
SHIMLA : Seeing around 25000 crore pharmaceutical industry of Himachal Pradesh facing credibility crisis due to the production of sub standard drugs, state government has finally started acting against the drug manufacturing units by suspending their licenses. Recently the licences of seven companies were suspended after drugs manufactured by them failed the test.
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Medical reps get rapped for selling abortion pills
PUNE: Vishrambaug police arrested two medical respresentatives of a private drug company for allegedly selling abortion pills obtained with fake receipts to various doctors in the city.
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Global Injections
China cracks down on fake drug makers again

The State Food and Drug Administration (SFDA) of China announced a program of intensified investigations that will focus on web sites advertising and selling fake drugs, the management of postal express services that distribute fake drugs, and the marketing of fake drugs in rural stores and health centres.

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Pharma Injections
WHO warns against mercury-laced cosmetics

NEW DELHI: Can't get enough of your new body lotion that makes your skin so much softer? Unfortunately, applying them could be causing your body serious damages. The World Health Organization (WHO) has issued a warning against skin lightening soaps, creams and cosmetics like eye makeup, cleansing products and mascara.

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Drug and Law Injections
Ban on inaccurate blood tests to diagnose TB

NEW DELHI: Blood tests, commonly used in India to detect tuberculosis (TB), have been banned. The Union health ministry has banned the import of sero-diagnostic kits, saying it is giving inconsistent and imprecise results leading to wrong diagnosis of the deadly air-borne disease.

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10 pharma firms blacklisted

HYDERABAD: Andhra Pradesh Medical Services Infrastructure Development Corporation (APMSIDC) has blacklisted certain products from 10 pharmaceutical companies for this month and has banned some other products for a few years for being undependable suppliers. Two pharmaceutical companies, Hindustan Latex Life Care Limited and AP-based Mino Pharma, were blacklisted for supplying substandard antibiotics, ciprofloxacin, which failed the quality control test.

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