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Bejan Misra"Call PSM India toll free helpline 1800-11-4424, to bring cases of spurious drugs or overcharging of drugs to the notice of the authorities" --Mr. Bejon Misra (Founder, PSM India)
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Entire stock of iron tablet to be withdrawn
MUMBAI:A Thane-based consumer has alerted the food and drug administration about iron pieces being found in a medically-prescribed iron tablet.
The content of elemental iron in the tablet, prescribed for anaemia or lack of red blood cells, was way above permissible limits.
FDA commissioner Mahesh Zagde has directed the Himachal Pradesh-based Galpha Laboratories to withdraw the entire stock of the product from Maharashtra. Simultaneously, the FDA has told 76,000-odd medical stores, public health and medical education departments not to prescribe the product.

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National Consultation on Safe and Quality Healthcare organized by PSM India

Hon’ble minister of Consumer Affairs, Govt. Of A.P., Shri.D .Shridhar Babu addressing the gathering



HYDERABAD : The country’s pharma industry might be the third largest in the world ins terms of volume and 14 in terms of value but Indian medicines carry the “sub-standard” tag in the international market.

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Doctor-Drugmaker deals: Will India follow suit ?
Drugmakers in the US will now have to make public any payment above $10 made to doctors, or invite heavy penalties. New federal guidelines make it mandatory for companies to disclose payments towards research, consulting, travel or entertainment.
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Global News
FIA, Punjab (Pak) government to jointly investigate fake drugs case
ISLAMABAD : The number of people who died after taking spurious drugs supplied by a state-run hospital in Pakistan’s Punjab province has touched 100, even as scores more continue to be treated in hospitals across the province, officials said on Thursday.
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Pharma News
Government sets up committee to regulate Internet-based drug trade

NEW DELHI: Even as a raging controversy brews over monitoring Internet content in the country, government has recently constituted a high-level committee to put in place "regulatory and legislative" measures to check online pharmacies trading in banned drugs.

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CDSCO plans to set up 20 mini labs at sea ports, airports
NEW DELHI: Even as the efforts to set up pharmaceutical zones at the main airports could not progress well in all places as planned, the Central Drugs Standard Control Organisation (CDSCO) has prepared a plan to set up at least 20 mini labs at sea ports and air ports.
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Drug Laws and Policy News
Pfizer recalls their Lo/Ovral®-28 and Norgestrel/Ethinyl Estradiol Tablets

NEW YORK: Pfizer Inc. announced today that it has voluntarily recalled 14 lots of Lo/Ovral®-28 (norgestrel and ethinyl estradiol)Tablets and 14 lots of Norgestrel and Ethinyl Estradiol Tablets (generic) for customers in the U.S. market. An investigation by Pfizer found that some blister packs may contain an inexact count of inert or active ingredient tablets and that the tablets may be out of sequence. The cause was identified and corrected immediately.

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23 drugs declared as not-of-standard quality

BENGALURU: Karnataka drugs control department has seized 23 drugs which are not-of-standard quality. The inspections were carried out between January 1 to January 31, 2012 to ensure that quality drugs are in circulation and the drug test Lab at Bengaluru have declared the list of drugs.

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