Spurious medicines racket busted in Delhi Sproxil launches operations in India     Spurious Drugs worry Naga CM   Hyderabad firm launches tracking tool for pharma industry    Effective intellectual property protections are key to future      Delhi DRUG CONTROL Department curb spurious drug   No mandatory drug barcoding from July 1    SCH prepares draft law on counterfeit medicine    Man given 10 years in Spurious Medicines Case    Entry of MNCs in pharma sector a big challenge for Indian SMEs    Small Companies seek PM's intervention on barcode implementation    

 

 

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Spurious medicines racket busted in Delhi, valued at Rs 42 lakhs

A special team of the Delhi Police led by Inspector Amit Tomar busted a gang of peddlers who were trading the medicines after recycling in north India. The raid carried out in Delhi and Agra helped in recovering medicines worth Rs 42 lakhs.

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Sproxil launches operations in India

Bangalore, Jun 21 : US-based Sproxil Inc, a global brand protection company today announced the launch of its operations in India offering solutions that will help ensure authenticity of pharmaceutical products.

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Spurious Drugs worry Naga CM

DIMAPUR: Nagaland chief minister Neiphiu Rio has called upon chemists and druggists from the northeastern to take up a challenge to check spurious medicines, which are largely in circulation in the region.

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Hyderabad firm launches tracking tool for pharma industry

Goose, a city-based business re-engineering solutions provider, today announced the launch of an indigenously developed product to help pharma industry meet the new regulatory packaging guideline, detect counterfeit drugs and protect their brand reputation

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Effective intellectual property protections are key to future

India is on the brink of finalising a free trade agreement with the European Union (EU). India became a “strategic partner” with the EU in 2004, and three years later, officials started taking the first steps towards a bilateral free trade agreement. Seven years and 11 rounds later, they’re very close to a deal. International negotiators have hinted at finalising the agreement this summer.

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Delhi DRUG CONTROL Department curb spurious drugs

NEW DELHI: The Delhi Drug Control Department has decided conduct routine inspections and more raids to curb the racket of spurious drugs running in the capital. For the purpose, the department is going to expand its unit members in order to cover more suspected places.

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No mandatory drug barcoding from July 1

Chandigarh, June 21: The Ministry of Commerce has relaxed norms for mandatory barcoding of medicines meant for export. The region's small scale pharma industry has welcomed the decision.

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SCH prepares draft law on counterfeit medicine

DOHA: The Pharmacy and Drug Control Department of the Supreme Council of Health (SCH) has completed a draft law on combating counterfeit and adulterated drugs. The project will criminalise all forms of counterfeit drugs activities, according to Dr Aisha Ibrahim Al Ansari, Director of Pharmacy and Drug Control.

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Man given 10 years in Spurious Medicines Case

 

KARACHI: The drugs court on Thursday sentenced a man to one year in prison in a case pertaining to the stocking of unauthorised and spurious medicines. The court foundMohammad Feroz guilty of stocking unauthorised, misbranded, substandard and spurious medicines for sale in the Denso Hall area in September 2010. The accused also failed to produce the drugs sale licence.

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Entry of MNCs in pharma sector a big challenge for Indian SMEs

In an exclusive interview with SME Times, Gajanan Wakankar, Executive Director, Indian Drug Manufacturers' Association (IDMA) said Indian pharmaceutical sector is witnessing challenges from the multinational corporations (MNCs) as they are entering into Indian drug market vigorously, which is hurting small and medium pharma companies.

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Counterfeit Drugs: Take Steps to Stay Safe

Yesterday, the Partnership for Safe Medicines – of which PhRMA is one of many members – held a congressional briefing to discuss the threat of rogue online pharmacies to patients in America.

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