On Quality Standards, WHO suspends TB drugs from Indian Company

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The World health Organisation has suspended the approval of Tuberculosis drugs made by Indias Svizera Labs, a major supplier to developing countries following an investigation into standards. The United Nation agency which acts as a drug watchdog in market said that it had suspended all its TB products made at Svizera’s Mumbai site because manufacturing… Read more »

Cost of cochlear implant operations may go down to Rs 1 lakh

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New Delhi The government is planning to put the high-cost Cochlear implant surgery within the reach of most citizens, with talk of experimental trials of an indigenous version estimated to cost as less as Rs 1 lakh.The price of a Cochlear implant till recently was Rs 11 lakh per unit but crashed to Rs 6… Read more »

Maha FDA seizes drug stocks in violation of Drugs & Magic Remedies Act

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Mumbai Maharashtra Food and Drug Administration (FDA) recently raided the premises of a Mumbai based firm Rajasthan Aushdhalaya Pvt Ltd and seized ayurvedic drugs worth Rs.2.04 lakhs. These ayurvedic drugs were mixed with allopathic medicines in contravention to the provisions of the Drugs and Magic Remedies (Objectionable advertisement) Act (DMR Act) 1954.DMR Act seeks to… Read more »

Pregnant women given expired drugs at Nainital hospital?

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  Nainital Bringing to the fore the callousness of government hospitals towards its patients, an RTI reply has shockingly revealed that several pregnant women admitted to Sushila Tiwari Government Medical College in Haldwani were administered expired drugs during January and February this year. The hospital administration has launched a probe into the matter. The disclosure… Read more »

NPPA sends back over 200 FDC Applications

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NEW DELHI India’s drug pricing watchdog National Pharmaceutical Pricing Authority (NPPA) has moved in to back the health ministry in its efforts to check “irrational” fixed dose combinations (FDCs) it will review afresh all new applications for price fixations of FDC and examine their safety and efficacy.NPPA has also brought under the lens third-party drug… Read more »

Pune emerging as favourite hub for health tech startups in India

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Pune is already known for a good source of talent from IT companies, manufacturing sector and educational institutes and of late the city has also developed enterprise culture. “Interestingly, Pune startup eco-system has emerged powerful and the community is quite strong too, each helping one another when needed Pune in recent time emerging as a… Read more »

Banned drug Ephedrine worth Rs 2,000 cr seized from chemical firm

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Mumbai 17 A In one of the biggest drug hauls in Maharashtra, the Thane Police seized 18.5 tonnes of banned drug Ephedrine, valued at Rs 2,000 crore, from the Solapur facility of a chemical-manufacturing firm. Four people, including the firm’s senior production manager, have been placed under arrest. The police claim the drug was being… Read more »

US IS IMPORTING BAN FDC EVEN TODAY

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New Delhi: Top 20 companies in United State of America are the member of billion dollar FDC club and name of those members are Novartis, Merck, GSK, Astra Zeneca, Sanofi, Reckitt-Benckiser, Boehringer-Inglheim, Pfeer, Gilead to name a few. Interestingly US firms are still importing few products of 344 ban FDC to name a few is… Read more »