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Community Pharmacist: Back Bone of Health Care Profession

ABOUT AUHTOR
Prabodh V Sapkale
Department of Ph. Chemistry,
Shellino Education Society's, Arunamai College of Pharmacy, Jalgaon, Maharashtra, India
prabodhsapkale@gmail.com

Pharmacy Council of India (PCI) states that B.Pharm graduates should register under state pharmacy council and become registered pharmacists. However, in spite of being registered as pharmacists, they are not eligible for pharmacist vacancies in most of government health care sectors.


Why generic drugs not so popular?

India, a global market leader in the export of generic drugs to countries such as the United States and Japan, as well as to countries in Africa and Europe. Generic drugs have the same chemical composition as branded drugs. But they are sold under the chemical names which are not familiar with the general public. Popular branded drugs are too expensive. Facilitating usage of generic medicines instead of expensive branded drugs is perhaps one of the most effective ways bringing down the medical costs. This will be beneficial for large section of population.


Cosmetics Product Testing: A Must for its Success

ABOUT AUHTOR
Vinay Kumar Singh.
Chief Research Officer
Parammount Cosmetics India Limited,
Bangalor, Karnataka
vinay@parammount.com

Product is successful when it sells in the market and brings profit and revenue for the manufacturer. For a successful product, quality is an important factor for consumer to accept it. In order to ascertain quality of a product, it must be tested on various parameters. Without testing the product, one can not be sure of its quality, safety and efficacy. Before any new product is put in the market, it must be thoroughly tested.


Role of Pharmacist to minimize impact of Medical Errors on Families & Professionals

Surgeries and hospital stays are designed to improve a patient’s health. When patients are harmed by a preventable medical error, they can feel robbed of that natural expectation of help and healing. These errors really cast a very, very long shadow. What was supposed to be a safe place turned out to be a very dangerous place.


Is there any hope of improving health care services in rural India?

In India, instead of huge growth orientated policies adopted by the government, the health status of Indians, is still a cause of main concern, especially that of the rural population. About 75% of health infrastructure, medical man power and other health resources are concentrated in urban areas where 25% of the population live. Contagious, infectious and waterborne diseases such as diarrhoea, amoebiasis, typhoid, infectious hepatitis, worm infestations, measles, malaria, tuberculosis, whooping cough, respiratory infections, pneumonia and reproductive tract infections dominate the morbidity pattern, especially in rural areas.


Substantiating Cosmetics Product Claims

ABOUT AUHTOR
Vinay Kumar Singh.
Chief Research Officer
Parammount Cosmetics India Limited,
Bangalor, Karnataka
vinay@parammount.com

The success of a product in Today’s market place is less a function of the product performance and more a function of how it is promoted to the public. Although the cosmetic industry appears to be dominated by marketing agents, chemists play a key role in supporting their company in its choice of claims used in product promotion


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