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

The established way to obtain medicines is from a pharmacist Increasingly, however, purchases are being made the world over on the internet. India too has been gripped into this online racket. Maharashtra FDA has raided several such online pharmacies selling medicines with fake prescriptions. We disclose more on this under the national injections section of our newsletter, in this issue.

PSM India initiative strongly urges their readers and the consumers of India to always consult your doctor , rather than purchase medicines direct from an internet supplier without a prescription. Online medicines may be cheaper but they may cost you heavy on your health in the long run.

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.
Please visit our website www.safemedicinesindia.in if you wish to learn about us .
To register a complaint kindly visit our consumer redressal website www.consumerconexion.org

Happy Reading !
Stay Safe. Stay Healthy !

Pooja Khaitan
Chief Editor ,
Partnership for Safe Medicines India.

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National Injections
Banned drugs seized from Rohtak's drug store
CHANDIGARH, April 2014: Officials from Haryana's Food and Drug Administration (FDA) seized 360 bottles of corex, 3,400 tablets of Nitrozipam and 336 injections of Fortwin during the raids conducted on Shri Ram Medical Hall, DLS Chowk, Rohtak.
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One person arrested for peddling illegal narcotic drug
HYDERABAD, April 2014: Police arrested one person in Tolichowki area for allegedly procuring 'khat' leaves which are essentially a flowering shrub which has a stimulating narcotic effect, similar to that of cocaine, official sources said.

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Maharashtra FDA busts online trade of Viagra
PUNE, April 2014: The Food and Drugs Administration (FDA) has seized Rs 2 crore worth of sildenafil citrate, popularly known as Viagra, from 27 online firms located in Mumbai, Thane and Pune for selling it illegally to African and European countries.
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Illegal Online sales of drugs spread to many locations in India
MUMBAI, April 2014: Maharashtra Food and Drug Administration (FDA) issued an order prohibiting Nagpur based wholesaler Kale Impex for illegally selling addictives, anti depressants and anti hypertensives drugs to overseas clients in contravention of the Section 18 C of the Drugs and Cosmetics Act.
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Drug Law and Policy Injections
Health ministry to review increasing variations in quality of same drug in market

NEW DELHI, April 2014: The health ministry is planning to call a meeting of the stakeholders to discuss the issue of wide variation in the quality of drugs, especially in respect of generic drugs manufactured in the small scale sector.

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Government to further restrict manufacture, sale of oxytocin injection

NEW DELHI, April 2014: The Government may place further curbs on the sale of oxytocin injections against the misuse of the same by the dairy owners, adding additional clause to the already issued notification that restrained its sale. The chemists would be asked to maintain the records of its sale.

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Global Injections
Vietnam shows the door to 45 Indian pharma companies

MUMBAI, APRIL 2014: Vietnam has banned at least 45 Indian pharmaceutical companies from supplying medicines to its markets. Major players such as Strides Arcolab Ltd, Medley Pharmaceuticals Ltd, Marck Biosciences Ltd, Marksans Pharma Ltd and UMedica Laboratories Pvt Ltd are in the list.

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Drug Safety Labeling Changes

The summary view includes drug products with safety labeling changes to the BOXED WARNING, CONTRAINDICATIONS, WARNINGS, PRECAUTIONS, ADVERSE REACTIONS, or PATIENT PACKAGE INSERT/MEDICATION GUIDE sections.

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Pharma Injections
Glenmark recalls anti-ulcer drug in the US over tablet mix-up

MUMBAI, April 2014: Glenmark Pharmaceuticals Ltd is recalling 2,900 bottles of its anti-ulcer drug ranitidine from the US market after a tablet to treat high blood pressure was found in one of the bottles.

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Hospital pharmacists in UP urges state govt to appoint pharmacists in PHCs, allow them to handle emergencies

Wednesday, April 23, 2014, 08:00 Hrs : Urging the government of Uttar Pradesh to take a cue from the neighbouring state of Uttarakhand while posting and allotting duties to pharmacists in the health sub centres (PHCs) in rural areas, the UP branch of the Indian hospital pharmacists association (IHPA) has demanded the government of UP to appoint pharmacists in all the primary health centres in the state as what has been done in Uttarakhand.

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PSM Pill

PSM India Initiative members along with their founder, Mr. Misra visited several districts of Assam to tackle the menace of spurious medicines. Various stake holders and consumer organizations got together with PSM India on this occasion and have decided to launch “Patient Alliance for North Eastern states” very shortly . This alliance shall strive towards protecting the consumers from fake and substandard consumption of medicines and creating awareness towards the same.

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