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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.