CGHS drugs scam: 4 more arrested Spurious drugs not 'serious' issue for India: AIOCD     Raid on chemist shops opposite NIS Patiala  Jaipur all set to get drug test lab      DoP once again to take up barcoding issue with commerce ministry   NPPA revises prices of three bulk drugs, 100 formulation packs    Counterfeit Meds Found In Canada: Contains Ingredients Not In Authentic Product   Anti-Counterfeiting Medicine Lab Opens In Southern Africa    Drug Firms Fight Spread of Counterfeit Drugs in East Africa    Counterfeit Diabetes Medications     Drug traders paying pharmaceuticals for counterfeit drug detection? Dangerous Substandard Medicines

 

 

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CGHS drugs scam: 4 more arrested

NEW DELHI, 8 JULY: The special investigation team of the crime branch has arrested four more persons allegedly involved with the CGHS scam. Two of them are pharmacists while the rest acted as middlemen.

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Spurious drugs not 'serious' issue for India: AIOCD

Panaji, : India's premier chemists and druggists organization has claimed that the issue of spurious drugs in the country is not serious as it is mere copying of the patents.

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Raid on chemist shops opposite NIS Patiala

Patiala, 6 July: Following the media expose, that the drugs banned in sports by World Anti Doping Agency are easily available in chemist shops near National Institute of Sports ( NIS ), a team of Health Department on Wednesday swooped down on chemist shops near National Institute of Sports ( NIS ) Patiala.

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Jaipur all set to get drug test lab

Jaipur, 2 July: After a long wait of 30 years the drug testing lab at Jaipur has now acquired the facility of conducting microbiological investigations also. Till now drugs samples were being sent to Central Drug Laboratory in Kolkata for testing but since the past six months the CDL had started refusing outside samples for testing.

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DoP once again to take up barcoding issue with commerce ministry

With mounting pressure from the small and medium pharma industries to stall the introduction of barcoding for exports, which is to become mandatory in phased manner from October 1 this year, the Department of Pharmaceuticals (DoP) will once again take up the issue with the union commerce ministry to sort out the issues arising out of the mandatory implementation of barcoding.

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NPPA revises prices of three bulk drugs, 100 formulation packs

NEW DELHI, 5 July: The National Pharmaceutical Pricing Authority (NPPA) has revised prices of 100 formulation packs and three bulk drugs, namely cefadroxyl monohydrate, metronidazole and metronidazole benzoate. The agency has also removed methylprednisolone from the list of Scheduled drugs.

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Counterfeit Meds Found In Canada: Contains Ingredients Not In Authentic Product

Health Canada, the Canadian health regulatory agency, has discovered fake drugsin the Toronto area that contains ingredients not found in the legitmate medication. The seized medication is fake erectile dysfunction medication mimicking Cialis in shape, form, and similar packaging, but actually contains sildenafil, a prescription medication not found in authentic Cialis that can be very dangerous to people with heart conditions and requires careful medical supervision for use.

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Anti-Counterfeiting Medicine Lab Opens In Southern Africa

 

Zambian government officials have allocated K2 billion to building a National Drug Quality Control Laboratory in Lusaka, announced the Ministry of Health. Under the authority of the Pharmaceutical Regulatory Authority, the goal of the laboratory is to curb the spread of counterfeit medicine within Zambia, reports the Zambia Daily Mail. .

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Drug Firms Fight Spread of Counterfeit Drugs in East Africa

 

The world's largest pharmaceutical companies have gathered in Nairobi to develop a strategy to fight counterfeit medicines in East Africa. A two-day conference opened Wednesday to discuss the dangers of counterfeit medicine, as well as ways to limit the spread of the drugs in East Africa and around the world.

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Counterfeit Diabetes Medications

The Internet allows consumers to shop for deals on anything imaginable, even prescription drugs. The economic struggles that many currently face, paired with the increasing cost of healthcare and prescription drugs, have created an environment in which counterfeit drug makers can prosper.

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Drug traders paying pharmaceuticals for counterfeit drug detection?

U.S. based social enterprise Sproxil announced the start of its counterfeit drug detection program in India two weeks ago. This comes after the company announced it would receive a $1.8 million financial backing from Acumen Fund to expand its operations to India back in March 2011.

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