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Integration of digitizing labs are slower than expected in India’s pharma industry

  • Posted on: 27 February 2017
  • By: Shalini.Sharma

The explosive growth of the Indian pharmaceutical industry over the last decade has made the nation the host of most FDA-approved plants outside the United States.
Leaders of two of India's largest drug manufacturers said the integration of electronic systems to avoid quality failures in factories is proceeding more slowly than expected, as industry intends to adapt to Enhanced regulatory oversight in developed countries.


Centre should scale up the production of active ingredients to meet the country's need

  • Posted on: 27 February 2017
  • By: Shalini.Sharma

The Center should intensify the production of active ingredients used in medicines to meet the needs of the country, said a government institute after finding that more than 95 percent of the samples examined in a survey came from China.


Health Minister approve First India-made dissolvable stent

  • Posted on: 23 February 2017
  • By: Shalini.Sharma

A health ministry subject expert committee (SEC) approved Gujarat-based Meril Life Science’s bioresorbable vascular scaffold (BVS) at a meeting, a senior government official told ET on condition of anonymity. The official approval of the government to market the stent is expected in a few weeks, said the official.The health ministry has approved the country’s first locally made bioresorbable cardiac scaffold, or naturally dissolving stent for clearing blockages in arteries that carry blood to the heart.


Govt propose to revamp MCI with new medical commission

  • Posted on: 23 February 2017
  • By: Shalini.Sharma

The Ministry of Health circulated a Cabinet memorandum on the 2016 National Medical Commission bill proposing to reorganize the Medical Council of India (MCI). The bill, based on the recommendations of the committee of experts Niti Aayog appointed by Prime Minister Narendra Modi last year, proposes to create the commission in place of MCI.


Government asks for Indian missions abroad to promote Ayush, Ayurveda

  • Posted on: 22 February 2017
  • By: Shalini.Sharma

Union Minister of State for External Affairs Gen VK Singh (ret) said that Indian missions abroad should promote alternative treatment methods such as Ayush and Ayurveda. "We have asked all our presidents and all our missions to make a serious effort to promote Ayush and Ayurveda," he said.


After cardiac stents, 14 more medical devices could see price regulation

  • Posted on: 21 February 2017
  • By: Shalini.Sharma

The National Pharmaceutical Pricing Authority (NPPA) has begun scrutiny of such devices, even asking makers to log in every detail about their manufacture and cost. After cardiac stents, about 14 medical devices increasingly sold at inflated prices in hospitals could see price regulation in the months to come. The list includes orthopedic implants, intraocular lenses and artificial heart valves to consumables such as syringes, needles and catheters.


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