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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.


MEN’S COSMETICS

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

Isn’t ironical to call a cosmetics, MEN’S Cosmetics. Cosmetics are substance that enhance beauty of a person, protects from harmful environment, cleanses, hides blemishes, makes one attractive and ultimately boosts the confidence. Thus Cosmetics per say do not differentiate between users, but humans do.


FERMENTATION COSMETICS

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

Before refrigerators, Korea developed fermentation techniques that enable food to be stored safely for long periods. Many traditional medicines and cosmetics used by women at the royal court used similar knowhow. With interest growing in traditions of the past, there are now more cosmetics made using old techniques.

The latest trend in Cosmetics particularly Skin Care is fermented beauty products. This concept, originated in Korea, basically involves fermentation of natural ingredients like black tea, ginseng, seaweed, bamboo sap extract, red clove flower, hibiscus, snow lotus and various herbs and flowers.


Improvement in drug manufacturing standards: an initiative of government of India

Editorial, Mar 2015 issue

“ Globalization of the pharmaceutical industry has the potential to rapidly spread poor-quality medicines worldwide. This is due to lack of expertise, poor manufacturing practices. It influence public


ANTIBIOTIC POISONING AND FOOD POISONING THROUGH CHICKEN

ABOUT AUTHOR
Suman Pattanayak
Department of Pharmaceutical Analysis,
Vijaya Institute of Pharmaceutical Sciences for Women,
Enikepadu, Vijayawada, AP, India
suman6982@gmail.com

Chicken is one of the most popular foods. There can’t be many people who do not enjoy chicken curry, chicken pakoda, roast chicken, stew or barbecued chicken on a Sunday. This includes children as well as adults who both enjoy the taste and versatility of chicken. Since the 1940s, antibiotics have played a critical role in protecting the public’s health, and are responsible for saving millions of human lives. About 90% of antibiotics produced in the world are given to farm animals. The use of low doses of antibiotics by the modern food animal industry is responsible for drug-resistant bacteria emerging on farms which reach the general population through human or animal carriers, and through the food consumers eat. The chicken is one of the worst offenders when it comes to food poisoning. Many of us have either experienced this first hand or know someone who has suffered from this nasty illness.


BREAKTHROUGHS IN EPIGENETICS

ABOUT AUTHORS:
Shashi Shekhar Anand, Navgeet, Balraj Singh Gill*
Centre for Biosciences,
School of Basic and Applied Sciences,
Central University of Punjab, Bathinda, India
gillsinghbalraj@gmail.com

ABSTRACT
The word ‘epigenetic’ was first coined by Conrad Waddington in 1946. It deals with functionally relevant modifications to the genome that do not include a change in the nucleotide sequence. Till date observation has focused on the functions of genome sequences and how their regulation occurs. The emerging epigenetic changes and the interactions between cis-acting elements with protein factors  plays a central role in gene regulation as well as give insight to various diseases. To evaluate the crosstalk of DNA and protein by taking account of the whole genome, one new evolving technique which is called as ChIP-chip, works on the principle of combining chromatin immunoprecipitation with microarray. ChIP-chip has been recently used in basic biological studies and may be improved further and can be useful for other to aspects, like human diseases. Now a days large amount of discoveries by ChIP-chip and other high-throughput techniques like this   may be connected with evolving bioinformatics to add to our knowledge of life and diseases.