Fake medicines in Chhattisgarh government hospitals    FDA Finding Fuels Indian Crackdown on Sub-standard Drugs     Developed world feeling sting of fake drugs     19 Indians indicted in major health care fraud in US    Spurious clippings: global news round-up     Health Min wants to push pending CDA Bill again without changes    HP Launches Cloud based Global Authentication Service to Fight Spurious Drugs    Delhi Spurious drugs : a growing risk to public health    Are spurious drugs driving antibiotic resistance ?

 

 

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Message from PSM India Chairman

National News

Global News

Drug Laws and Policy News

Pharma News

 

News Archive


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Message from
Mr. Wajahat Habibullah IAS (Retd.), Chairman, PSM India

" I will call upon this experience to help me guide the board members of PSM India on how best we can play a productive role in creating awareness amongst patients about safety in medicines and empowering them with the knowledge that will enable them to access safe medicines and make an informed choice based on quality and standard. "

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Fake medicines in Chhattisgarh government hospitals

 

Raipur "The situation at government hospitals in Chhattisgarh is quite pathetic and alarming. Fake and expired medicines have been dumped at the hospitals and poor people have no option but to avail these medicines," The state was presently in the grip of diarrhoea and poor people were dying at government hospitals in all the 18 districts where "only fake and expired medicines" were available.

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FDA Finding Fuels Indian Crackdown on Sub-standard Drugs

August 2011 A routine monthly inspection carried out by the Food and Drugs Administration (FDA) authorities in the state of Maharashtra, India, last month noted an increase in the number of sub-standard drug samples raising apprehensions about the availability of safe and genuine drugs in the state.

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Developed world feeling sting of fake drugs

 

August 2011, Growing spurious drug incidents in developed countries are grabbing more than their usual share of headlines.

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19 Indians indicted in major health care fraud in US

 

NEW YORK, 3 AUG: - A US court has indicted 26 people, including 19 Indians, for their roles in a massive health care fraud under which false insurance claims to the tune of USD 60 million were submitted to public and private insurance providers. Indian-origin pharmacist, Babubhai Patel, is accused of being at the centre of the conspiracy.

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Spurious clippings: global news round-up

 

2011 - Our latest round-up of spurious news items from around the world includes enforcement actions in Pakistan, the Czech Republic, Vietnam, the UK, Philippines and India.

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Health Min wants to push pending CDA Bill again without changes

 

New Delhi, Aug: The Union health ministry wants to push the pending Drugs and Cosmetics (Amendment) Bill of 2007 seeking to set up the Central Drug Authority (CDA) without diluting the contents as early as possible.

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HP Launches Cloud based Global Authentication Service to Fight spurious Drugs

 

Bengaluru, Karnataka, August 3, 2011 -- HP has launched its Global Authentication Service, a cloud-based track-and-trace solution based on technology that has been used to fight the global problem of spurious and stolen drugs, estimated to claim 700,000 lives every year(1) and representing an illegal $75 billion global industry.(2)

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Spurious drugs : a growing risk to public health

Just to define terms: Spurious drugs are not necessarily fake, in the sense of being made only of sugar, plaster, gelatin or any other inactive ingredient. By definition, they come from an unidentifiable source and offer no reliable proof of what they contain, but they may contain actual active ingredients — sometimes a small amount, sometimes a significant overdose — and they also may be actual pharmaceuticals under false labels or being sold through illegal channels.

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Are spurious drugs driving antibiotic resistance ?

When you get antibiotics from your doctor, he will tell you to consume the entire prescription. If you start to feel better half-way through, you don't get to stop, because there will be some stragglers left and they need to be killed off, otherwise their exposure to the drug could allow them to evolve resistance.

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