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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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An eight-step checklist that will help you judge whether your medications are safe and provides tips on what to do if you think a medicine has been compromised.

Sample: Request a sample from your physician when you are first prescribed a medication to help you establish a “baseline” of a product’s characteristics, including its appearance, taste, texture, reactions and packaging. If using the Internet to purchase drugs, make sure the Web site is a fully certified site. Please note that manufacturer samples are usually only available for brand name medications and not generic products. Generics may differ in shape or color but still be a safe and effective product. For specific questions on identification of medications, talk to your pharmacist.

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Two held in drug haul
NEW DELHIi : Two men have been arrested for supplying pseudoephedrine tablets in the NCR and over 30kg of drugs worth Rs 12 lakh have been recovered from the duo. The accused, Sonu Sehgal and Prem Kumar, were passing off the medicines as a cure for dengue and influenza.
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Corex brand cough syrups banned

SRI LANKA : The Health Ministry has decided to ban the use and sale of all cough syrups which come under Corex brand with immediate effect.

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NAFDAC’s new anti-counterfeiting strategies

The menace of counterfeit and substandard drugs, is no doubt one that has been on the front burner of national discourse as far as the safety of the health of Nigerians is concerned. This led to the setting up of the National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC) by the Federal Government in 1993, with a clear mandate of safeguarding the health of the nation, through the provision of effective regulation of food, drug and chemical sector of the economy.

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Health ministry plans revision of Sch P to include new drugs currently marketed

NEW DELHI :The union health ministry may go in for a revision of the Schedule P of the Drugs and Cosmetics (D&C) Act in view of the changes in the pharmaceutical industry in recent times and to include new drugs which had been permitted for manufacturing and marketing in the country.

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TN pharma bodies to approach health ministry for clarity in proposed change in product licensing

CHENNAI : The Pharmaceutical Manufacturers Association (PMA) of Tamil Nadu will approach the Union health ministry and the DCGI office for clarification on its recent directive to state licensing authorities instructing them to issue product licences only with generic names henceforth.

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Editor’s Emulsion

“Human rights aren’t just about violence and terrorism. Unsafe drugs too fall into the category. The National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) has described the manufacture, distribution and sale of unsafe drugs and medical devices as a violation of human rights.”

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Pooja Khaitan
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