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Bejan Misra"Only switch medications under the supervision of a doctor or pharmacist” --Mr. Bejon Misra (Founder, PSM India)
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Q: What types of drugs are spurious?
Ans: Any drug, from an antibiotic to a pain medication, can be spurious. In 2007, fake drug makers sold more than 600 different types of branded, generic and over-the-counter drugs and used improved packaging to make their fake and spurious goods harder to detect. Always buy your medicines with a doctor’s prescription.


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medicine saftey rules
This section will help you judge whether your medications are safe and will provide tips on what to do if you think a drug has been compromised.

Consumer Alert About Generics: Consumers may think that having generic versions of their drugs means they don't have to be vigilant about where they get them from. Some guidelines :

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National Injections
Cure-all drugs seized in raids

KOCHI: The Drugs Control Department continued its search operations for the second day in Ernakulam and Idukki districts. The search was conducted at the ayurveda medicine wholesale shops which have been allegedly misleading the public through false claims and advertisements of the 'cure-all' drugs.

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Maharashtra drug body cracks down on misleading ads
MUMBAI: The Maharashtra Food and Drugs Administration has initiated action against manufacturers of medicines and instruments, newspapers, TV channels and cable operators making outrageous claims through advertisements.
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Girl dies after quack administered drug
ALWAR: A 14-year old girl died on Friday allegedly due to drug overdose administered by a quack in the town. Police have registered an FIR against the quack and an investigation has been launched.
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Drugs seized, spurious racket busted
IMPHAL: A large quantity of pharmaceutical drug Acti-Feel which are abused by a section of youngsters as intoxicating substance has been seized by Imphal West District Police from Imphal Airport.
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Global Injections
Tramadol haul worth Dh1b seized

DUBAI: Customs foiled an attempt to smuggle 91 million Tramadol tablets estimated to cost around Dh1 billion, according to a senior official. The drug, which cannot be purchased without a medical prescription, is widely used by young people in other countries in the region.

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Drug and Law Injections
Three Member Committee Constituted to Examine Drug Approval Procedures

NEW DELHI: Taking note of the 59th Report of the Parliamentary Standing Committee on the functioning of the Central Drugs Standard Control Organization (CDSCO), the Union Minister of Health and Family Welfare Shri Ghulam Nabi Azad has constituted a committee of three experts comprising Dr. V M Katoch, Secretary and DG, ICMR, Dr.P.N Tandon, President, National Brain Research Centre, Department of Biotechnology, Manesar and Dr S S Aggarwal, former Director,

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Centre asks states to set up drug approval panels in hospitals to promote rational use of drugs

With the objective of promoting rational use of medicines in the country, the Union Health Ministry has asked the State Governments to take steps to set up Drugs and Therapeutics Committees (DTC) and Pharmacy and Therapeutics Committees (PTC) in hospitals based on the recommendation by World Health Organisation (WHO).

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Pharma Injections
Patients at risk: Medicines not stored properly

JAIPUR: Ever wondered why medicine that healed your illness a couple of days ago suddenly brings no relief to you. You may be thinking either, the medicine is a fake, your body has become immune to it or the illness has become worse.

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Editor’s Emulsion

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