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Bejan Misra"Human Rights aren't just about violence and terrorism. Unsafe drugs too fall into the category. TheNational Human Rights Commission (NHRC) has described the manufacture, distribution and sale of unsafe drugs and medical devices as a violation of human rights." --Mr. Bejon Misra (Founder, PSM India)
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‘SPECIAL K AND METHAMPHETAMINE‘ WORTH Rs 38 CRORE SEIZED

Ahmedabad: The Directorate of Revenue Intelligence (DRI) here has arrested three persons and seized 'club drugs' Ketamine also known as Special K and Methamphetamine worth Rs 38 crore in the international market, officials said today..

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PSM INDIA COMMEMORATES THE CONSUMER PROTECTION ACT 1986
SindoorKOCHI: On the occasion of the silver jubilee of its enactment, the Consumer Protection Act of 1986 was commemorated in Kochi at a function organised on the 24th of December by the Partnership for Safe Medicines – India.
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SUSPECTED DRUG PEDDLERS ARRESTED
JAMMU AND KASHMIR: Bottles of Corex, cough syrup and capsules containing intoxicants have been recovered from two drug-peddler suspects arrested by the police in Kathua district, Jammu and Kashmir.
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IMPHAL POLICE SEIZE BANNED PHARMACEUTICAL

IMPHAL: A team led by Inspector W. Ibocha of the Narcotic Cell, Imphal West District Police, has seized 36,000 strips of Emicold, a banned drug.

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Global News
SWINE FLU VACCINE UNDER A CLOUD
LONDON: Josh Hadfield, a six year old boy, lost muscle control and began to sleep for up to 19 hours a day after being injected some two years earlier with Pandemrix, a vaccine for swine flu.
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SUB STANDARD ANTI MALARIA DRUG
SindoorIn South-East Asia, the malaria parasite is acquiring new resistance to once-effective drugs used against it. Indian, Chinese and Vietnamese pharmaceutical companies are believed to be contributing to the phenomenon in a big way.
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Pharma News
INDIAN PHARMACEUTICALS REGISTER PHENOMENAL GROWTH
Over the past few years, the approximately 60,000 crore pharmaceutical industry in India has averaged a double-digit growth rate of 13%-17%. Expanding middle class incomes, more spending on health care, and underlying demographics have contributed to this robust growth. This November, the pharmaceutical retail market registered a phenomenal growth of 21.5% - its highest growth rate since September 2010.
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Drug Laws and Policy News
HULABALOO OVER BARCODING

The use of bar-codes on pharmaceutical packaging as a means of product authentication is being resisted by India’s pharmaceutical exporters.

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INDIA’S CHEAP, PATIENT-FRIENDLY MALARIA MEDICINE
The Indian pharmaceutical industry, which so far has confined itself to manufacturing generic copies of branded drugs, has now broken new ground and created its very first non-generic drug for malaria.
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