Pharma World Congress held in India for the First time in 100 years     FIP President inaugurates PSM INDIA stall at the world pharma congress exhibition     Two arrested for selling govt hospital's medicines   New Zealand drug formulary launched   DCGI office hands over cases relating to sale of banned drugs to respective State authorities for prosecution    Probe ordered into expired drugs supply by UK NGO   Health Ministers from 11 Asian countries commit to rational use of antibiotics   Centre to launch revised pharmacopoeia soon  Chinese pharma company's licence cancelled over inspection  

 

 

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Bejon Misra
PSM INDIA Founder , Mr.Bejon Misra addresses the Federation for International Pharmaceuticals symposium on Counterfeit Medicines

Hyderabad ,6 September : The Partnership for Safe Medicines India founder Head , Mr. Bejon Misra addressed the gathering at the Federation for International Pharmaceuticals (FIP) symposium on Counterfeit medicines. He urged all stake holders to work together to educate and help protect patients around the globe.

His brief on how PSM India would work on Patients Charter on access to safe medicines was greatly applauded. . “Just one unsafe medicine threatens patient safety”, said Mr. Misra. The will to educate consumers to report adverse reactions from medicines and create champions as Whistleblowers by reporting unethical practices and exposing the culprits  was the highlight of  Mr. Misra’s speech

 

 

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Pharma World Congress held in India for the First time in 100 years

 

Pharma World Congress held in IndiaHYDERABAD, SEPT 4 : The five-day World Congress of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences-2011 and the 71st International Congress of International Pharmaceutical Federation was hosted by India for the first time in its 100 years existence.

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Federation for International Pharmaceuticals President inaugurates PSM INDIA stall at the world pharma congress exhibition

Inauguration of PSM India StallHyderabad, 4 Sept.: The Partnership for Safe Medicines India stall at the FIP was inaugurated by The International Pharmaceutical Federation, (FIP) President , Dr.Michel Buchmann . The Indian Pharmaceutical Association,(IPA) Chairman, Mr. Bhojraj Suresh , PSM India Chairman , Mr.Wajahat Habibullah , PSM India founder, Mr.Bejon Misra and other prominent dignitaries were present too.

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Two arrested for selling govt hospital's medicines

Sitapur (UP), : (PTI) An employee of a district women hospital was today arrested along with another person for selling medicines meant for patients, police said."Chandra Kishore Singh, posted as chief pharmacist at the district women hospital, and Narendra Kumar were arrested along with medicines worth Rs 50,000 siphoned off from the pharmacy stock," they said.

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New Zealand drug formulary launched

 

Wellington, 7 Sept: New Zealand's government has begun rolling-out a new national drug formulary, which it says will be a "true one-stop-shop covering clinical information as well as classification and subsidy status" on medicines.

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DCGI office hands over cases relating to sale of banned drugs to respective State authorities for prosecution

New Delhi : Office of the Drug Controller General of India (DCGI) has asked the drug controllers of Maharashtra and Delhi to initiative prosecution against those found selling the banned drugs of rosiglitazone, gatifloxacin and tegaserod.

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Probe ordered into expired drugs supply by UK NGO

NAGPUR, 9 SEPT: Dr R Ramakrishna, deputy drugs controller (India), west zone, Mumbai, has ordered a probe into the supply of expired drugs by a UK-based NGO Worldwide Veterinary Services (WVS) in Nagpur.

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Health Ministers from 11 Asian countries commit to rational use of antibiotics

New Delhi, 9 Sept: Health Ministers from 11 South-East Asian countries adopted the Jaipur Declaration on Antimicrobial Resistance, committing to preserve the efficacy of antibiotics through rational use and regulation.

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Centre to launch revised pharmacopoeia soon

HYDERABAD,7 SEP: The Union ministry of health and family welfare plans to launch a revised edition of National Formulary of India (NFI) soon, after a gap of 32 years.

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Chinese pharma company's licence cancelled over inspection

India has cancelled the import licence granted to a Chinese pharma company after it refused to allow an Indian team to inspect the facility, Health Minister Ghulam Nabi Azad said Tuesday.

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