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PEOPLE SHOULD SAY “STOP” TO SELLING OF BANNED DRUGS

Large numbers of drugs are banned by most of European countries but still they are easily available in Indian market. Long term use of such medicines can put negative impact on human health in various ways by damaging liver or any other organ, depression, blood pressure fluctuations etc. A ban is needed to protect the public’s health and the quality of health care. A ban will require self-examination by the public, health care professions, PhRMA, and the health care policy community.


Onion, Garlic & Ginger hold promise for future medication

Insufficient clinical data, lack of large scale and well defined investigation plan on wide scale on various territories with a common goal are some of the deterrents which are not permitting gelling of these three with allopathic medicines. If sole herbals are not very effective then the only option is to marry these with well defined and recommended allopathic medicine to make powerful formulae for existing medical problems.


Why appetite loss during illness or diseases ?

Loss of appetite during illness is a common and potentially debilitating phenomenon—in cancer patients, especially, it can even shorten lifespan. Researchers of the Scripps Research Institute (TSRI) have discovered how an immune system molecule hijacks a brain circuit and reduces appetite. Their discovery points to possible targets for treating loss of appetite and restoring a patient’s strength.


IMPACT OF PATENT ON THE ACCESS AND PRICE OF LIFE SAVING DRUGS

“After the colonial era, cost of drugs in India had inherited British patent law, and the average Indian citizen unable to afford pharmaceutical medicines.  So in 1970, India passed the Patent Act, which allowed Indian companies to make cheaper copies of another company’s drug (or other inventions) as long the manufacturing process was slightly different.


HAIR COLOURANTS

ABOUT AUTHOR:
Vinay Kumar Singh

General Manager-Technical,
Mikasa Cosmetics Limited,
Ahmedabad, Gujarat
vinay.s@mikasacosmetics.com

The colouring of hair is one of the most important acts of adornment among those made by men and women since the origin of man. The reasons for getting the hair coloured have been to change the natural colour; to colour the white hair which begin to appear with age or to change the colour of the hair temporarily on a particular occasion.


Asia a "New Frontier" for pharma sector growth in advanced drug delivery market, reports BCC Research

  • Posted on: 31 March 2016
  • By: PharmaTutor News

Many key players in the advanced drug delivery industry are focusing on emerging markets (especially in Asia) to launch new products and increase their penetration. BCC Research reveals in its new report that the market in Asia-Pacific region should record the highest growth rate among major regions.


Pharma Shifting Business Model to Meet Growing Multidrug Resistance

  • Posted on: 31 March 2016
  • By: PharmaTutor News

The rising cost of raw materials, stringent regulatory requirements and increasingly competitive environment all are rapidly eroding the profit margins of many antibiotic manufacturers. BCC Research reveals in its new report that these challenges, and the growing problem of antibiotic resistance, have dramatically shifted the business models of some of the industry’s leading pharmaceutical companies.


ADR MONITORING: AN ESSENTIAL NEED FOR BETTER HEALTH CARE AND SAFETY

ABOUT AUTHORS
Annu*, Priyanka
Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences,
Maharshi Dayanand University, Rohtak, Haryana, India.
*annu.gvm@gmail.com

ABSTRACT
Adverse drug reaction (ADR) is the noxious and unintended response that occurs at the dose of drug normally used for prophylaxis, diagnosis or therapy of disease. ADRs cause a huge burden on the modern society because of the increase incidence of the morbidity and mortality. ADRs can occur with any class of drugs and the availability of the more and more number of therapeutics increases the risk of ADRs consequently. It has been found that the maximum numbers of ADRs occur more among infants and children and also they are generally more severe as compared to adults. ADRs are of particular interest in today’s practice because clinical trials are done in the limited number of the subjects and therefore the drug which is found safer in the clinical trial may produces serious ADRs. The most common reason for this is that the clinical studies generally have limited sample size and have low statistical power. Therefore the ADRs monitoring is an essential need for the better health care and therefore the health care centre should promotes the spontaneous monitoring, reporting, documentation and prevention of ADRs.


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