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IPC

Guidance document: monographs for Indian Pharmacopoeia: IPC

The Indian Pharmacopoeia Commission (IPC) has released the Guidance Document for Drafting and Formatting of Monographs for Indian Pharmacopoeia (IP) to guide...
IPC

Govt appoints Dr Rajeev Singh as Secretary / Scientific Director of IPC

Union health ministry has appointed Dr Rajeev Singh Raghuvanshi as the new secretary / scientific director of the Indian Pharmacopoeia Commission (IPC).
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Drugs & Cosmetics Act should be renamed as MMDTC Act, 2021

The taskforce constituted by Patient Safety & Access Initiative of India Foundation (PSAIF) now sees the need for a major transformation on...
Manmohan Taneja, Kalhan Bajaj, Arun Garg-min

2nd National Conference on Pharmacy Practice held

On Saturday February 13th 2021, SGT College of Pharmacy, SGT University, organized 2nd National Conference on Pharmacy Practice on the theme “Challenges in prevention...
Laboratory test chemical

Drug Alert: हिमाचल सहित देशभर से इन 16 दवाओं के सैंपल Fail

Drug Alert: हिमाचल सहित देशभर से इन 16 दवाओं के सैंपल Fail नालागढ़. (सोलन). देशभर में फेल हुई 16 दवाओं...
Prescription Medicine Doctor

Excess MRP on medicines: Health activists ask Govt to intervene

The health activists and people in general have been alleging that the pharma companies are looting the common man and patients in...
AIDCOC, Drug Control Officer

AIDCOC’s representation to GoI: To include Drugs Control Officers as Frontline Workers and vaccinate...

All India Drugs Control Officers’ Confederation (AIDCOC) has made a representation to Govt of India requesting to include Drugs Control Officers as Frontline Workers and...
NPPA Price of drugs

Overmedication: NPPA to conduct Prescription audit of FDCs

The National Pharmaceuticals Pricing Authority (NPPA) has decided to carry out prescription audit to figure out the prescription patterns of fixed dose...
NPPA Price of drugs

NPPA starts process of monitoring of MRPs of Medical Devices

The National Pharmaceutical Pricing Authority (NPPA) in exercise of powers of para 29 of Drugs Prices Control Order (DPCO)-2013 has directed manufacturers...
AIDCOC, Drug Control Officer

AIDCOC’s representation to J&K Govt: To notify Drugs Inspector as Gazetted Officers

All India Drugs Control Officers’ Confederation (AIDCOC) has made a representation to J&K Govt requesting to notify Drugs Inspector as Gazetted Officers...
NPPA Price of drugs

NPPA fixes retail prices of Vildagliptin + Metformin HCL Tablets

The National Pharmaceutical Pricing Authority (NPPA) has fixed the retail prices of Vildagliptin 50 mg + Metformin Hydrochloride 500 mg and 1000...
NPPA Price of drugs

NPPA: procedure for Mfrs for retail price fixation of new drugs

For further streamlining the procedure and processing of application in a time bound manner, the National Pharmaceutical Pricing Authority (NPPA) has directed...
Prescription Medicine Doctor

Mixopathy will lead to confusion among public: IMA

Strongly opposing the Central government’s move to allow Ayurveda, Unani, Siddha and Homoeopathy Post Graduate (Ayush PG) students to conduct surgeries under...
Virus

How C-19 virus could hijack human cells: Study reveals

Scientists, including one of Indian-origin, have identified parts of human proteins which the human proteins could be using to hijack host cell...
Cancer Health

Govt approves 39 new cancer hospitals nation wide

The Minister of State Health and Family Welfare, Ashwini Kumar Choubey informed in the Lok Sabha that the Central Government is strengthening...
Air Cargo Import Export

India imports 80% of its requirement of Medical Devices

NEW DELHI: India currently imports approximately 80 per cent of its requirement of medical devices, with the US, Germany, China, Singapore and Netherlands being...
Medicine Vaccine

Govt. gives nod to these Medical Devices firms under PLI scheme

The government has approved applications from several medical devices manufacturers under the Production Linked Incentive (PLI) scheme for the promotion of domestic...
Govt India

Govt to amend New Drugs and Clinical Trial Rules 2019

The Union health ministry has issued draft notification on New Drugs and Clinical Trials (NDCT) Amendment Rules, 2021 for inclusion of provisions...
Bp Apparatus, Medical Devices

Govt issues draft notification to include ASTM for Medical Devices

The Union health ministry has issued draft notification vide No. GSR 98 (E) dt 05-02-2021 on Medical Devices Amendment Rules, 2021 to...
FSSAI

FSSAI notifies regulations to limit trans fat in food items

Food regulator FSSAI on Tuesday said regulations to limit the content of trans fat in all food items have been notified.
NPPA Price of drugs

NPPA fixes retail price of 13 formulations

National Pharmaceutical Pricing Authority (NPPA) has fixed retail prices of three formulations under Drugs Prices Control Order (DPCO) – 2013 vide notification no....
Medicine Factory

Govt plans to shut down two pharma PSUs

The government has decided to close two pharma public sector undertakings and disinvest the other three, Parliament was informed.
NPPA Price of drugs

NPPA caps retail prices of 8 formulations under DPCO-2013

The National Pharmaceutical Pricing Authority (NPPA) has fixed retail price of 8 formulations under Drugs Prices Control Order (DPCO) 2013 based on...
Govt India

More Pharma firms for PLI scheme to boost bulk drug output: Govt

The government plans to select more pharmaceutical firms for its production-linked incentive (PLI) scheme for 37 bulk drugs by the end of...

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Indian pharma faced with complex supply chain system: Expert

Indian pharma is now putting up with complex supply chain situations covering rising price of fuel and increasing labour costs together with...

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