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International workshop on Patient Safety and Drug Detection

When: 10th Monday –11th Tuesday, September , 2012
Where: New Delhi, India
Description: Contact Bejon Misra, India Office Partnership for Safe Medicines bejonmisra@hotmail.com or Jeffrey Gren, U.S. Department of Commerce Jeffrey.Gren@trade.gov

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When: Friday, September 28, 2012
Where: National Press Club, Washington DC
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National Injections
Two ayurveda quacks cheat 65-yr-old

MUMBAI : Two fake ayurvedic doctors have been arrested by the Mulund police for duping Mulund resident Mahadeo Mahadik, 65, to the tune of Rs5 lakh by promising to cure him of his chronic kidney ailment and diabetes. Mahadik, owner of a power loom in Sangli, died days after realising that he was duped.

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Vigilance raids unearth sale of spurious drugs

THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: A large section of the public could be naively consuming spurious medication for a whole slew of ailments ranging from hypertension and diabetes to epilepsy, according to Vigilance and Anti-Corruption Bureau (VACB) officials who conducted State-wide surprise checks at medical stores, public health centres, warehouses of distributors of pharmaceutical products, and stockists of prescription drugs on Friday.

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Maharahstra, TN account for 36% of sub-standard drugs

NEW DELHI: Almost one in three drugs (36%) found "not of standard quality" from across India last year were from Maharashtra (23%) and Tamil Nadu (13%) alone. Around 9.2% of the rest of the sub-standard quality drugs were from Kerala,

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Global Injections
Instant test to detect fake drugs

Washington (IANS) A simple 10-minute test that involves swiping a pill over chemically treated paper could detect fake drugs and slash the incidence of illness and deaths. A team led by Toni Lo Barstis, chemistry professor,

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Fake imported Botox worth millions sold

BEIJING : People seeking beauty treatments, such as Botox injections, are being warned by the Ministry of Public Security to make sure they are buying the real thing after a Chinese company was found to be selling locally-made products as imported ones.

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DCGI asks state authorities to ensure ban on manufacture, sale and distribution of serodiagnostic kits for TB

NEW DELHI : The Drugs Controller General of India (DCGI) has asked the state drug authorities to take immediate steps to ensure the ban of serodiagnostic test kits for diagnosis of tuberculosis which was banned by the Centre in June vide letter dated 19.7.2012."The Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, in exercise of powers conferred under Section 10A and Section 26A of the Drugs and Cosmetics Act, 1940 has issued a notification prohibiting the import,

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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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