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Bejan Misra"Consumer's Health and Safety should always prevail over Profit"

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SUSPECT CLAIMS

The Food and Drugs Administration, Pune, has banned six formulations touted to be effective in increasing height or treating sexual health problems, breast enlargement, and obesity. The products that have attracted the ban: Japani oil, Ratan’s Pursharth massage oil, and Safed Musli Power Plus, all sold as remedies of sexual health problems; SpeedHeight capsules, which supposedly makes you grow taller; Medora oil and gel, sold as remedies for obesity and fat reduction; and breast care capsule and oil for breast enlargement.

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MENINGITIS IN MUMBAI
A report on patients contracting meningitis in government hospitals after being administered Bupivacaine, a local anesthetic, has created a furore
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ALARM & OPTIMISM IN KASHMIR
Alarm at the flourishing spurious drug market in Kashmir and optimism about a new medical facility to be established in the valley marked a school function in Srinagar addressed, among others, by Dr. Naresh Trehan, world-renowned cardio-thoracic surgeon, and cardiologist Surinder Bazas.
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JAILED IN JHARKHAND
In a case relating to alleged irregularities in the purchase of medicines and medical equipment in Jharkhand, five persons have been remanded to judicial custody, including a former health minister of Jharkhand and two health secretaries.
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Global News
COUNTERFEITS IN KENYA
In Kenya, counterfeit anti-HIV medicines were found to have the same batch numbers as the originals, but whereas the originals were of acceptable grade, the counterfeits were not. Thus, there was a case for continued treatment with the drug, after ascertaining that it was genuine.
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CRIMINALS IN CHINA
Police in China have unearthed an extensive underground operation geared to the manufacture and marketing of counterfeit medicines. The criminal nexus behind the scenes was found to have a sprawl across eight provinces, China’s Ministry of Public Security announced.
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Pharma News
EU: EUROPEAN STATES SIGN INTERNATIONAL COUNTERFEIT MEDICINE TREATY
Russia, France, Germany and other European countries signed the first ever international treaty to combat the counterfeit medicine industry. Developed in 2010, the Council of Europe created a binding international instrument based upon the Right to Life provision in the European Convention on Human Rights and Fundamental Freedoms.
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Drug Laws and Policy News
APHRODISIACAL ADS
The Maharashtra government has cracked down on aphrodisiacal drugs advertising, which is banned under the Drugs and Magic Remedies (Objectional Advertisements) Act of 1954.
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CDSCO GOA OFFICE
With the setting up of a sub-zonal office of the Central Drugs Standard Control Organisation (CDSCO) in Goa, the State  is all set to be a pharma exports hub.
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