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Bejan Misra"Only switch medications under the supervision of a doctor or pharmacist” --Mr. Bejon Misra (Founder, PSM India)

International Workshop on Patient Safety and Strengthening drug detection organised by PSM India with Govt. Of India and WHO

Shri Sudip Bandyopadhyay, Hon'ble Minister of State, Government of India, Ministry of Health & Family Welfare, lighting the lamp along with PSM India founder , Mr. Bejon Misra

Dr. Nata Menabde, WHO representative to India lighting the inaugural lamp at the event

Shri Sudip Bandyopadhyay, Hon'ble Minister of State, Government of India, Ministry of Health & Family Welfare, addressing the gathering.

for more images and details of the event ,please visit www.safemedicinesindia.in

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National Injections
Rs.2.5 cr. Confiscated from Ayurvedic clinic

PATIALA : A raid by the Patiala police in an ayurvedic clinic in Bishannagar startled all when Rs.2.5cr. was found there. They also confiscated a machine that was being used to make spurious sample medicine mixtures.

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Fake Meropenum injections kill 68

JODHPUR : The sale of fake meropenum injections began in the city in 2010. Inspite of repeated deaths no action has been taken as it was never clear how many actually died because of fake injections.

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Five doctors chargesheeted

INDORE : Madhya Pradesh government has finally chargesheeted five doctors of a mental hospital associated with the Mahatma Gandhi Medical College (MGMC) in Indore.

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Misuse of oxytocin by farmers, dairy owners

New Delhi : Following the increased instances of alleged misuse of oxytocin injections by the farmers to increase the size of vegetables, the regulatory authorities are planning sterner actions including the restriction of its sale only to the licensed manufacturers to curb its misuse.

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Global Injections
First Generic Actos Receives FDA Approval

The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) today approved the first generic version of pioglitazone hydrochloride (Actos, Takeda Pharmaceuticals) to improve blood glucose control in adults with type 2 diabetes.

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“Just because Indian meds cheap, not fake” WHO

NEW DELHI : A senior official in the union health ministry on Friday said the World Health Organisation’s (WHO) India Representative Nata Menabde had written to the ministry denying that any report from WHO claimed that a third of cheap generic drugs produced in India were spurious.

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Drug units may be asked to submit comprehensive data to SLAs for licence

NEW DELHI : While applying for the grant of manufacturing licence, the drug producers may be required to submit more comprehensive information including the chemical and pharmaceutical data to the state licensing authorities (SLAs).

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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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