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Keshav Desiraju“Patients obtaining medicines from chemists without proper prescription is relevant in rural as well as urban India ! There is a need for rightly educating the public on the rational use of medicines and the harm caused by indiscriminate medication.” --Shri. Keshav Desiraju, (Secretary ,Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, Govt. of India,) while delivering his inaugural address at the PSM India event at IHC, New Delhi on 15th feb’13 .
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Pooja Khaitan

 

 

 

“PSM India has constantly strived to create awareness and build a strong Patient Safety mechanism in the country, moving together with all stakeholders. It gives me great pleasure in reflecting to our readers a gist of all the activities conducted by PSM India from its inauguration in September 2010 till date .”

Summary of Activities conducted by PSM India from September 2010 to August 2012. Click Here>>>

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Warning labels soon on all medicines
NEW DELHI : All antibiotics, TB drugs and other habit-forming medicines may soon come with a label warning users about the dangers of taking them without medical advice. Recommending this to the health ministry as a way to address the problem of drug resistance,
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Mizoram Govt. bans selling of drugs to minor
AIZWAL : Concerned with drug abuse by Mizoram youths leading to a number of mysterious deaths over the last few days, medical experts met with Food and Drugs Control officials to discuss the issue.
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Sale of abortion drugs popular among doctors
KOZHIKODE, FEB, 2013: The district drug control department has found out that majority of the bulk purchase of drugs used for abortion were made by doctors. Of the total sale, 60 per cent of the abortifacients are purchased by doctors, who engage in private practice, reveal the officials with drugs control department in the district clearing that only 40% of such medicines were purchased by retail medical stores.
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Dr. Jagashetty led DCC sub-committee meet for amendment of D&C Rules

BENGALURU, FEB, 2013: Drugs Consultative Committee (DCC) sub-committee for Amendments to the Drugs & Cosmetic Rules constituted by Drug Controller General of India (DCGI) which is headed by the Karnataka Drugs Controller, Dr BR Jagashetty held a meeting on February 28 and will be meeting today again on March 1, 2013 to discuss on the revision of norms.

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Three Drugs Added to US FDA Watch List

MARYLAND, Feb, 2013: The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has added 3 drugs to its list of products to monitor because of possible signs of serious risks or new safety information.

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NQR spectroscopy promising for fake drug detection

LONDON, FEB, 2013: In the developing world, drug counterfeiters produce and sell antimalarial drugs that come in the same packaging as and look like drugs made by pharmaceutical companies. But these fake pills may contain too low a dose of the active compounds or lack them completely. A spectroscopic technique can spot counterfeit drugs with improper amounts of active ingredient even when the pills are still in their packaging, reports a team of researchers from the UK (Anal. Chem., DOI: 10.1021/ac303267v).

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PSM India REPORTS & DOCUMENTS RELEASED AT THE OPEN HOUSE CONSULTATION ON 15th FEB. 2013
1. Report on the International Workshop held in New Delhi, India on 10-11 September 2012 on "Patient Safety and Strengthening Drug Detection Technology"
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2. Wide Circulation for comments on the "Methodology proposed for studying the extent of Spurious Medicines in the Supply Chain and the Regulatory Compliance of Drugs available in India"

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3. A precis of the report of the Working Group on "THE SCIENTIFIC AND TECHNOLOGICAL MEASURES TO COUNTER SPURIOUS & SUB-STANDARD DRUGS AND DIAGNOSTIC CENTRES"

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