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Soft Gelatin Capsules (Softgels)

ABOUT AUTHORS:
Abhishek Raj
Deputy Manager (R&D)
Quest Pharmaceuticals Pvt. Ltd, Chhata Pipara, Bara, Birgunj, Nepal.
abhishekraj4@gmail.com

Introduction
A softgel or soft gelatin capsule is a solid capsule (outer shell) surrounding a liquid or semi-solid center (inner fill). An active ingredient can be incorporated into the outer shell, the inner fill, or both. They are oral dosage form for medicine similar to capsules. Softgel shells are a combination of gelatin, water, opacifier and a plasticizer such as glycerin and/or sorbitol(s).


Spurious Drugs / Counterfeit Drugs - An Overview

ABOUT AUTHORS:
Dhiraj Yadav
M.S. Pharm (Medicinal chemistry),
NIPER, Raebareli
dhirajyadav06@gmail.com

The Drug and Cosmetic Act 1940 and Rules 1945, a central legislation regulating the manufacture, sale, and quality of drugs and formulations in India provide definition of 'Spurious Drug' under its section 17-B.

  • If it is manufactured under a name which belongs to another drug
  • If it is imitation of, or is a substitute for, another drug or resembles another drug in a manner likely to deceive or bears upon it or upon its label or container the name of another drug unless it is plainly and conspicuously marked so as to reveal its true character and its lacks of identity with such other drug
  • If the label or container bears the name of an individual or company purporting to be manufacturer of the drug; which individual or company is fictitious or does not exist
  • It has been substituted wholly or in part by another drug or substance or
  • If it purports to be the product of manufacturer of whom it is not truly a product.

Budding entrepreneurs make most of this time: Consumers are taking novel ideas and comfort providing solutions hand to hand

Editorial, May 2015 issue

“ This is the best time world is witnessing lately, as world is rapidly undergoing metamorphosis. Also known as makeover, metamorphosis means complete change or a significantly important change. This makeover is from view point of entrepreneurship. There are hundreds of stories, if not thousands, describing struggle of start-up novice, geld with unprecedented success. Entrepreneurship is gaining new shape and momentum as world was never so happening for those who like to have the risk for start up.


Enzyme in Cosmetics

ABOUT AUTHOR:
Vinay Kumar Singh
General Manager-Technical,
Mikasa Cosmetics Limited,
Ahmedabad, Gujarat
vinay.s@mikasacosmetics.com

Enzyme is a substance produced by a living organism, which act as a Catalyst to bring about a specific biochemical reaction. These are effective cellular catalysts responsible for controlling thousands of reactions in the cell. At any given moment, all of the work being done inside any cell is being done by enzymes.


COMBATING HIV & AIDS– A REVIEW ON DRUG SIDE-EFFECT PROFILE

ABOUT AUTHOR
Sushama Rawat
Department of Pharmaceutical Chemistry,
Nirma University, Gujarat, India
rawatsushama86@gmail.com

World AIDS Day is distinguished on 01st December every year to increase awareness about HIV/AIDS and to demonstrate international unity in the face of the endemic. The day is an occasion for communal and private partners to disseminate information about the status of the pandemic and to encourage progress in HIV/AIDS prevention, treatment and care around the world, predominantly in high prevalence countries.


FDA DRUG APPROVAL PROCESS: A CHALLENGING TASK

The FDA is gatekeeper for access to new drugs. As such, it gets a lot of scrutiny time. Different peoples have different opinions. There are those who claim that the FDA is too lenient in its decision making process and that it unleashes unproven new drugs on an unsuspecting public that presumes any medicine approved is safe and efficacious. Others will assail the FDA as being far too conservative and say that the agency is unnecessarily delaying access to new life-saving drugs because of its bureaucracy.


BABY PRODUCTS

ABOUT AUTHOR:
Vinay Kumar Singh
General Manager-Technical,
Mikasa Cosmetics Limited,
Ahmedabad, Gujarat
vinay.s@mikasacosmetics.com

Baby Products are products intended to be used on infants and children under the age of three. Baby products are specially formulated to be mild and non-irritating and use ingredients that are selected for these properties. Baby products include baby shampoos, baby Wash and baby lotions, baby oils, baby powders and baby creams. Now a days even baby cologne, baby perfume etc. are also available.

The effects of baby-care products can usually be divided into the following categories: cleansing, caring, and protection.

Currently, a multitude of product types can be found in the market. Although the shear number of products is overwhelming, but features are common.


Rapidly Changing Equations in Topical Pain Management Market

Editorial, Apr 2015 issue

“ Why this particular segment of FMCG or OTC will surge, can be understood from the fact that people want immediate relief from pain, come what may, and this lead to makeover of traditional wide mouth bottle into ointment or spray type of container or dosage form


HOMEGROWN DRUG COMPANIES FACING HEAT IN THE US MARKET

“ Domestic drug firms are facing a lot of regulatory issues in the US market with the US health regulator pulling them up for non-compliance of manufacturing norms.

Homegrown domestic drug firms including, Aurobindo Pharma, Cadila Healthcare, Ipca Labs are facing a lot of regulatory issues in the US market with the US health regulator pulling them up for noncompliance of manufacturing norms.


FEMININE HYGIENE PRODUCTS

ABOUT AUTHOR:
Vinay Kumar Singh
General Manager-Technical,
Mikasa Cosmetics Limited,
Ahmedabad, Gujarat
vinay.s@mikasacosmetics.com

I thought of writing on this topic because of two reasons.

a) Products used for Feminine Hygiene are to be applied topically, thus could be like Cosmetics. I had an opportunity to research on this product segment. At Mikasa Cosmetics Limited, Ahmedabad, We have developed various such Products for the benefit of most important section of our Society-Female.

b) Secondly I spent my childhood in village where I have witnessed that most household was lacking basic facility like toilet and the sufferer used to be women and girls. I really wonder whether they were having access to even basic requirement of their body, which in our country is big taboo in spite of the fact that one need to use proper product and practice right method to take care of it.