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STEVIA: AN EMERGING NATURAL SWEETENER FOR FOOD INDUSTRY

About Authors:
Singh Asheesh1*, Bajpai Dinesh1, Singour P.K.2
1Centre for Research & Development, Ipca Laboratories Ltd; Sejavta; Ratlam (MP) - 457002
2Faculty of pharmacy VNS Institute, Neelbud Bhopal (MP) - 462042
*asheesh_parihar@yahoo.com

Abstract:
Stevia rebaudiana is a well known medicinal herb contains antibacterial, antifungal, anti-inflammatory, anti-viral, anti-yeast, cardiotonic diuretic and hypoglycaemic properties. This herb has been used in Ayurveda in India since centuries. Stevia is a perennial herb belonging to the family Asteraceae, is one of the most valuable tropical medicinal plant. All over world there is increasing tendency towards consuming natural products and thus living a natural life and. At the same time our life styles have changed so much over the last 4-5 decades that sweeteners (either high calorie natural or proceeded sugars or high potency and low calorie sweeteners such as Aspartame) have become integral part of our natural daily diet. Stevia is a new crop in that is gaining very high popularity amongst all type of sweetener users as most ideal substitute for sugar. Sugar is basically a chemical that has grown in market over last many years. But in this age of changing life styles and people becoming more conscious of their health, the worldwide sugar consumption is going down and is getting replaced by low calorie sweeteners. Many of these Sweeteners are complex chemicals or many times naturals as well.


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Filling up of posts of Technical/ Scientific services of Food Safety and Standards Authority of India - 32 posts

The Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI) is an autonomous statutory Authority set up under the Food Safety and Standards Act, 2006 for laying down science based standards for articles of food and to regulate their manufacture, storage, distribution, sale and import to ensure availability of safe and wholesome food for human consumption.


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Juggat Pharma invites for various positions in all major cities of Gujarat, Rajasthan & Madhya Pradesh

Juggat Pharma, Pharmaceutical Division of Jagdale Industries Limited is one of the fastest growing and high performing pharmaceutical marketing company with a global presence based at Bangalore, Karnataka. We provide an ideal environment for highly qualified and committed professionals to pursue their career Under the expansion plan, we are looking for 'Marketing Professionals' in Gujarat/Rajasthan/Madhya Pradesh.


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Applications are invited for M.Pharm/M.Tech/Ph.D as Research Associate in Indian Institute of Science Education and Research - Government of India

Indian Institute of Science Education and Research Bhopal was created in 2008 by the Ministry of Human Resource Development, Government of India. Its mission is to provide quality science education to UG and PG students.


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READ ONCE | POWER CORRUPTS : ABSOLUTE POWER CORRUPTS ABSOLUTELY

About Author:
Mr. Jagmohan Rai Agarwal,
M.Pharm (1968), Industrial experience SSI sector, nearly 37 years,

retired from own Industry (2004),
Founder President of M.P.Pharmacy Graduates’ Association (MPGA),
Ex President: M.P.Pharmaceutical Manufacturers’ Organisation (MPPMO),
Founder President : M.P. Small Scale Drug Manufacturers’ Association (MPSDMA),
Ex President Indian Pharmaceutical Association, M.P. State Branch, Indore (IPA),
Ex Vice Chairman Confederation of Indian Pharmaceutical Industries (SSI) (CIPI)
Recently submitted thesis for award of  Ph.D. on title “Enforcement of Drug Laws-Globalization vis-à-vis Indian Drug Laws”

(Email: sharda_jollo@yahoo.co.in)


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Must Read Article: PHARMA, JOURNEY TO……. JAIL

About Author:
Mr. Jagmohan Rai Agarwal,
M.Pharm (1968), Industrial experience SSI sector, nearly 37 years, retired from own Industry,
Founder President of M.P.Pharmacy Graduates’ Association,
President: M.P.Pharmaceutical Manufacturers’ Organisation,
Founder President : M.P. Small Scale Drug Manufacturers’ Association,
President Indian Pharmaceutical Association, M.P. State Branch, Indore,
Recently submitted thesis for award of  Ph.D. on title “Enforcement of Drug Laws-Globalization vis-à-vis Indian Drug Laws”
(Email: sharda_jollo@yahoo.co.in)

Quality of Pharmaceuticals has been a concern of the World Health Organisation (WHO) since its inception. The setting of global standards is requested in Article 2 of the WHO constitution which sites as one of the organisation’s functions that it should develop, establish and promote International standards with respect to food, biological, pharmaceuticals and similar products.

Campbell (US FDA) was the first leading architect of the present Federal Food, Drug and Cosmetics Act passed in 1938. He differed sharply with ‘Willey’ in his belief that Court proceedings were not the only proper way to secure compliance.


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GOOD DOCUMENTATION PRACTICE IN PHARMACEUTICALS

About Author:
Arif Khan,
Malhotra college of pharmacy Bhopal,
RGPV Bhopal
*khanarif1983@yahoo.co.in

Abstract
Document is any written statement or proof of any activity in pharmaceuticals. Documentations are to define the manufacturers system of information & control, to minimize the risk of misinterpretation & errors inherent in oral or casually written communication, to provide unambiguous procedures to be followed to provide confirmation of performance, to allow calculations to be checked & to allow tracing of batch history. Documents are a mirror to show actual image of any pharmaceutical company. Documents and products are produced in pharmaceuticals but regulatory bodies are interested to see documents first. Different documents can describe the different activity in pharma and its actual image. Various documents are producing by pharma company would be discussed below. Due to the importance given to documentation in pharma “good documentation practices” is required. Good documentation is a systematic procedure of preparation, checking, verifying, issuing, storing and reviewing of any documents. Batch record is an important document kept along with reserve sample until one year of expiry of the product, and final products are release only after proper review of BMR, even after testing of Product from QC, product would not be released without review and completing of BMR and other documents .every activity should be available written form as SOPs is a requirements of GMP. Control of document is also an important part of GDP to reduce error and misuses of any documents. Master copy for all activity should be prepared such as SOPs started from Draft copy and finalizes after checking and reviewing and Approved by QA documentation. Final copy should be printed as Master copy and stamped as “master copy” by red ink. A photocopy of master copy should be issued to concern department with stamped “control copy”. A record should be maintained for issuing any documents with sign & date. Every document should have effective date, review date and revision no.


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