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Bejan Misra"Only switch medications under the supervision of a doctor or pharmacist” --Mr. Bejon Misra (Founder, PSM India)
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Q: Can I undergo medication if encountered with an illness in the past , as per my previous prescription without visiting a doctor ?
Ans:Anytime we need to undergo medical treatment , we must consult a doctor and take medicines only under a doctor’s supervision. When encountered again with an illness in the past , we must not resort to the last prescribed medicines as these may have been banned or not effective anymore. Medicines are also prescribed as per your age . Hence a doctor knows best what is fit for you. Always visit the doctor again and purchase medicines with a prescription only , whenever faced with an illness . Do not, by any means , resort to your last prescription and save on the doctor’s visit.

A Stitch in time, saves nine !!


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Hidden Poisons in fake Medicines
There are a lot of shady ingredients that go into spurious and fake medications that consumers can be exposed to by buying directly from unlicensed drug sellers on the internet, or when medical professionals purchase medications from outside the secured supply chain.

Heavy Metals: mercury, lead, cadmium, arsenic, chrome, uranium, strontium, selenium, aluminum
POISON IMPACT: Many heavy metals are carcinogenic or toxic to central nervous system, kidneys, liver, skin, bones or teeth.

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National Injections
Fake Malaria medicines found in India

A third of malaria drugs, used around the world to keep the spread of the disease at bay, are spurious, a recent data has suggested.
Malaria is endemic in 106 countries. The disease claims 2500 lives worldwide every day

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Fake medicine factory busted; five arrested
GHAZIABAD: Five men were on Wednesday arrested from a factory in Modinagar where a fake variant of Unani medicine 'Safi' was allegedly manufactured..
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Licences of 8 medical stores around NIS Patiala cancelled: Azad
NEW DELHI: Licences of eight medical stores around the Netaji Subhas National Institute of Sports in Patiala have been suspended for violation of the provisions of Drugs and Cosmetics Rule, 1945, the Lok Sabha was told on Friday.
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Global Injections
Stopping fake drugs too late for victims

KARACHI: In Pakistan's biggest market for wholesale medicines, it pays to be observant. More than 2,500 stalls wedged along lanes in Karachi's busiest trading district offer everything from Pfizer Inc's cholesterol pill Lipitor to GlaxoSmithKline Plc's painkiller Panadol. .

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BBB warns against online drug sales advertised in Acadiana

The Better Business Bureau of Acadiana warns to use caution when buying discount prescription medications on the internet from out of the country or overseas online pharmacies, especially a company advertising in the Acadiana

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Drug and Law Injections
District health department starts drive against quacks

ALLAHABAD: Following the Allahahad high court directive to crack down on quacks, the health department has formed teams who will check the rampant practice in the district. The teams will also check the violation of PC & PNDT Act. The department has also issued notices to hospitals and doctors who fail to adhere to the rules.

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CDSCO random check shows huge rise in marketing of spurious, adulterated drugs in market last year

NEW DELHI: The number of spurious and adulterated drugs went up during the last fiscal year compared to the previous year even as the authorities put in place 'sterner' mechanisms to check the spurt in fake drugs, according to the random check and tests done by the regulatory authorities.

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Pharma Injections
Unfair and not so lovely !!

KOCHI:  After Ayurveda majors, the cosmetics industry has now come under the scanner of the Drugs Control Department. Cosmetics worth Rs 78 lakh belonging to a major company were seized on Friday from across the state for allegedly misleading the public through false claims and advertisements.

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Editor’s Emulsion

"Call PSM India toll free helpline 1800-11-4424, to bring cases of spurious drugs or overcharging of drugs to the notice of the authorities"

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Pooja Khaitan
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