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WHO clarifies false media reports on India spurious


There have been some baseless, irresponsible and malicious claims in the press stating, “WHO estimates that 1 in 5 drugs made in India is a fake” and “10% to 25% of drugs in India are spurious”  However, the fact is that the WHO had clarified as recently as on August 31 2012 that there was no such study carried out by the WHO

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Antibiotic resistance a worldwide threat to public health WH


The world is headed for a post-antibiotic era Antibiotic resistance is a serious threat to public health with cases being reported from every region of the world and having the potential to affect anyone, the World Health Organisation has said

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ADVANCED LABELS NEEDED FOR ONLINE sale of DRUGS


Online sales of drugs like pain killers and steroids, apart from performance enhancing drugs, have seen a rapid increase but with 10 per cent of these drugs being counterfeit, drug manufacturers are looking at hi-tech advanced labeling and marking methods, which will help people differentiate the real from the fake

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Prescriptions must be stamped once medicines dispensed from


Every prescription must be stamped by the pharmacist once medicines have been dispensed from it
Whenever consumers walk into a pharmacy for medicines against their prescriptions , a pharmacist must always stamp the prescription with his medical shop details and date

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Antibacterial soaps use may outweigh benefits


London, Dec 2013: The Food and Drug Administration in America has ordered a safety review of antibacterial soaps after a new study warned that such products contain ingredients that make humans resistant to antibiotics

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Stress on the Need for Right to Access Quality Health Care


Mumbai - On World Health Day 2014, World Health Organisation (WHO) is calling for a renewed focus on vector control and better provision of safe water, sanitation and hygiene

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MCI plan action against doctors for having nexus with diagno


The Medical Council of India (MCI) has taken a serious note of doctors falsely projecting their professional speciality even when they are not specialised in any areas The council is also viewing seriously the illegal nexus between doctors, diagnostic centres, pharmacy stores and super speciality hospitals to earn commissions against their professional ethics

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India largest consumer of antibiotics in the world


Washington: India has emerged as the world's largest consumer of antibiotics followed by China and US, according to a new study which quantifies the growing alarm surrounding antibiotic-resistance Global use of antibiotics is surging, according to Princeton University researchers who have conducted a broad assessment of antibiotic consumption around the world

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