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Two days NATIONAL SEMINAR on Status and need of herbs as immunomodulators at MILLENNIUM COLLEGE OF PHARMACY | Sponsered by M.P. COUNCIL OF SCIENCE&TECHNOLOGY (MPCST)

MILLENNIUM COLLEGE OF PHARMACY, In line with our vision of providing an exciting and challenging learning and research environment designed to develop independent, innovative and creative ideas, the institution has Bachelors and Master degree courses..

Heath ministry approves recruitment of 91 DI’s in CDSCO, total 156

The Union health ministry sanctioned 91 posts of drug inspectors (DI’s) to strengthen the Central Drugs Standard Control Organization (CDSCO), it is learnt. The order, issued in this regard on September 27, is considered as one of the major  recruitment drive till date within the drug regulatory system, reflecting the commitment of the government towards dealing with lack of manpower affecting the implementation of the Drugs and Cosmetics (D&C) Act across the country.

Burning issue - Present status of Pharmaceutical Industries

“Recent acquisition of Indian generic drug companies by MNCs has increased fears that the price of low-cost generic drugs will rise in India. The buy-outs will reduce domestic availability of many essential medicines; point out an internal assessment of the health ministry, Government of India. It is ironic that despite India supplying quality generic drugs around the world, the country has concerns about sufficient domestic drug supply and vaccines security. With the increasing acquisition of Indian companies by overseas drug corporations, there is a pressing need to rethink India’s drug strategy”. This statement was released by government of India before few months. Now what global honchos think about India?

View - There is no hope for the perfect research work

Research is an important tool for the human society. It is used to demystify the unsolved enigma of the nature. Homo sapiens are the most intelligent creature who has ever dominated the earth by his Intellectual reasoning and capacity. As we are living in 21st century which is known as modern age. So it is vital to do research to discard the age-old hypothesis and to establish clear/concise conceptions about a particular issue which can makes our lives safer in the planet.

EPIDEMIC OF ACCIDENTAL DEATHS AND EMERGENCE OF EMERGENCY MEDICINE IN INDIA

About Authors:
S Hamza*1, Dr Tanveer Aalam2, Dr Asma3
1
Assistant Professor, Department of Pharmacology,
Shree M V Shah Pharmacy college,
Gajan, Modasa: 383315, Gujarat.
2 Department of Emergency Medicine,
Apollo hospitals International Ltd,
Bhat GIDC estate,  Gandhinagar: 382428, Gujarat.
3 Medical Officer, Civil Hospital,
Ahmadabad: 380 002. Gujarat, India

ABSTRACT:
India suffers from the highest number of deaths - around 1,05,000 in absolute terms annually- due to road accidents in the world owing to poor infrastructure and dangerous driving habits according to the World Health Organisation1. Calling road fatalities an "epidemic" that will become the world's fifth biggest killer by 20302. It is said that 90% of deaths on the world's roads occur in low and middle-income countries (21.5 and 19.5 per lakh of population, respectively) though they have just 48% of all registered vehicles.

A COMPARATIVE RELEASE STUDY OF ZIPRASIDONE HYDROCHLORIDE MONOHYDRATE FROM DIFFERENT VEHICLES BY USING DIFFERENT CHEMICAL ENHANCERS

ABOUT AUTHORS:
RANI SHALU1*, SAROHA KAMAL1, NANDA SANJU2
1Institute of Pharmaceutical Sciences,
Kurukshetra University, Kurukshetra 136119, Haryana, India.
2Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences,
MDU, Rohtak 124001,
Haryana, India.

ABSTRACT
The aim of the present study was to investigate the in-vitro release properties of Ziprasidone hydrochloride monohydrate from different topical vehicles. By the unique advantages over the traditional drug delivery, transdermal drug delivery is becoming increasingly important and has got a vital interest in pharmaceutical industries. An in vitro release experiment was designed to reveal the rate of release of ziprasidone hydrochloride monohydrate from four different topical vehicles: (i) cream; (ii) a gel; (iii) an ointment (iv) pronoisomal gel. In vitro release of ziprasidone hydrochloride monohydrate from the four bases was monitored spectrophotometrically at a wavelength of 318 nm. In vitro release study results showed that the release of drug from vehicles ranks according to the following order: gel> proniosomal gel> cream> ointment. Gel base showed considerably higher drug release than other vehicles. Five types of chemical enhancers was used in the study and among them tulsi oil was the best enhancer. As we increase the concentration of chemical enhancer the release of drug also increases. By monitoring and attempting to explain the many possible reasons for the different rates of drug release from the vehicles, it was hope that the experiment would confer essential information concerning factors affecting the release of drugs from topical formulations.

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