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Drive against spurious medicines being stepped up

Drive against spurious medicines being stepped up


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MUMBAI : On 26th August, 2013, as part of our series, the National Training Workshop on "Secured Medicines & Robust Pharmacovigilance- Key to Patient Safety and Health " , was organised by Partnership for Safe Medicines India Initiative and Consumer Online Foundation in technical collaboration with the National Coordination Centre ( PvPI) - Indian Pharmacopoeia Commission at Mumbai .
It was attended by The Chairman of the National Pharmaceutical Pricing Authority (NPPA) , Maharashtra State Drug Controller, Joint Drug Controller of India, Director Incharge of the National Institute of Biologicals, leading Consumer Organisations of Rajasthan, Orissa, Maharashtra, Delhi , Medical Practitioners, Public and Private hospitals , Pharmacists and several leading experts , to develop a strategy on how to engage with all the stakeholders to empower the consumers to improve access to quality and safe medicines .

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BANGALORE : On 23rd August 2013 a National Training Workshop on “Secured Medicines & Robust Pharmacovigilance - Key to Patient Safety & Health” was Organised by Partnership for Safe Medicines (PSM) India Initiative and Grahak Shakti in technical Collaboration with the National Coordination Centre (PvPl) – Indian Pharmacopoeia Commission at Vikas Soudha, Bengaluru. It was attended by Three Hon'ble Ministers of Karnataka Government, Principal Secretary Health, Government of Karnataka, Drug Controller General India, Drug Controller of Karnataka, leading consumer organisations of Southern India, Medical Practitioners, Public & Private Hospitals, Pharmacists and several leading experts to develop a strategy on how to engage with all the stakeholders to empower the consumers to improve access to quality and save medicines.

 

Global public health organisation Partnership for Safe Medicines (PSM) is stepping up its drive against spurious medicines by training healthcare professionals, patients, consumer groups and stakeholders across the country.

"We have evaluated the programme launched in 2010 to protect patients from spurious medicines and identified challenges in ensuring a secured drug distribution system across the country," PSM India Initiative founder Bejon Misra said at a national training workshop here Saturday.

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