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Indian Patent act need revisions, requests Indian and Foreign pharmaceutical associations

  • Posted on: 11 April 2018
  • By: PharmaTutor News

Indian and foreign pharmaceutical associations need amendment in section 146 of Indian patent act 1970 and form 27 for making Indian patenting system more efficient and it will eliminate vague and unnecessary annual working statement disclosures. Indian patent office has invited responses from stake holders and many pharmaceutical industries and association responded in this regards.


Next stop for Indian pharma companies should be Japan

  • Posted on: 11 April 2018
  • By: PharmaTutor News

Japan continues to be one of the largest pharmaceutical markets in the globe only behind US and China. The country of 12-13 crores population and have greatest potential in pharmaceutical despite difficult demographic landscape. Life expectancy of Japanese population is higher in the world which is almost 80 years for male and 87 years for female. Older people need more medicine and this is the fundamental of pharmaceutical industry in the Japan.


FIRST FDA APPROVED DIGITAL MEDICINE – BRIEF NOTE

ABOUT AUTHOR
Rajesh S Vagh
PharmaTutor Edu Labs,
Surat, Gujarat, India
rajesh@pharmatutor.org

Last year in November, FDA had approved first DIGITAL MEDICINE, ABILIFY MYCITE which is a drug-device combination product comprised of Otsuka's oral aripiprazole tablets embedded with an Ingestible Event Marker (IEM) sensor. In simple word, it is an aripiprazole tablet with sensor. It is indicated in adults for the treatment of schizophrenia, bipolar I disorder,  acute treatment of manic and mixed episodes as monotherapy and as adjunct to lithium or valproate, maintenance treatment as monotherapy and as adjunct to lithium or valproate and  adjunctive treatment of major depressive disorder.


KNOW ALL ABOUT THE E-PHARMACIES IN INDIA

Today we live in a digital era where everything is available at your doorstep on just a finger click. Whether it is grocery items, food stuffs or medicine, you can order it online getting it delivered in a meanwhile of time. Initiative of Indian Government i.e. Digital India has opened a new ray of hope to E-commerce industry in India making people specially from Tier 2 and 3 cities become more inclined to learn and use of these applications of online shopping.


RETHINKING PACKAGING WITH R&D

ABOUT AUTHOR
Soumyanath Mishra
Head & DGM, Packaging Development-F&D
Mankind Research Centre
soumyanath.mishra@mankindpharma.com

Packaging is an important component in the development of various drug formulations in pharmaceutical industry. Packaging of pharmaceutical dosage forms has a close relationship between a pharmaceutical preparation and its package which is a major concern to the drug stability and safety. The selection of Packaging material is made on the basis of its efficacy and performance characteristics in preserving the quality, potency and safety of the pharmaceutical products. The stability testing of pharmaceutical products and compatibility testing of packaging materials is an integral part of R&D in pharmaceutical industry. The stability of a drug in solid and liquid dosage forms depends on the efficacy of the packaging materials to protect the drug from chemical degradation and changes in physical characteristics such as appearance, hardness, friability, dissolution, disintegration, weight variation, moisture contents and mechanical durability.


Cardiac Stent : Current market scenario and further price cut

  • Posted on: 21 February 2018
  • By: admin

Indian Price regulator, NPPA has again reduced Cardiac stent prices after they price capped for around 85% in last year February 2017. Before price capped, bare metal stents (BMS) were used to be sold for Rs45,000 and drug-eluting stents (DES) for Rs1.2 lakhs. Well, in Feb 2017 their prices are reduced to 7400 and 30180, respectively. And obviously, companies dealing with stents were baffled and left with no clue. This article will discuss the market scenario in India after price cap up to recent time. The broad discussion is going on whether to include DES in speacial category of stent and allow manufacturers to drive more prices from it.


NEXUS BETWEEN MEDICAL HEALTHCARE PROFESSIONALS AND PHARMACEUTICAL COMPANIES : BOON OR BANE FOR PATIENTS

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ABOUT AUTHORS
BALVINDER SINGH*1, PAWAN JALWAL 1, VIKASH KUMAR RUHIL 2
1Shri Baba Mastnath Institute of Pharmaceutical Sciences & Research,
Baba Mastnath University, Asthal Bohar, Rohtak, Haryana, India
2P.D.M. College of Pharmacy, P.D.M. University, Bahadurgarh, Haryana, India

*balvindersinghpharmaco@gmail.com

ABSTRACT
What started as imparting education to medical healthcare professionals, regarding pharmaceutical products by various pharmaceutical companies, has now become a grave, giant problem in the category of bribery and to be more precise, corruption in this 21st century. Now detailing of pharmaceutical company product has included giving free physician’s sample packs, prescription pads, pen and includes an entire range of latest electronic gazettes of mobile phones, laptops, tablets, AC, Refrigerator, LED TV, sponsoring a conference, refreshment to all expenses like return air ticket with free boarding and lodging in national or international tourist spot or hilly area. The real problem is that nothing comes free; all these expenses will add to cost of medicines and medical fraternity will heed least to quality of medicine. Now the market is flooded with abundant, spurious, sub-standard medicines; as pharmaceutical companies have the confidence of selling these products by shelling huge, attractive offers/gifts to some of greedy doctors, who fall prey to their lucrative offers. In this article, the aim is to probe this association or rather; we can call nexus between the medical healthcare professionals and various pharmaceutical companies. Various aspects are covered in this article, like….How this association works? What is the modus operandi and rationale of this association? Various angles of this association; from medical healthcare professionals, medical councils, pharmaceutical companies and society point of views are covered.


BANKRUPTCY IN PHARMACEUTICALS

ABOUT AUTHORS
Rajesh Vagh
PharmaTutor Edu Labs
Surat, Gujarat
rajesh@pharmatutor.org

Bankruptcy may be a new term or less familiar with most of you but it is of higher importance. Bankruptcy is a legal status of a person or other entity that cannot repay debts to creditors. We may consider it as a white-collar fraud. First let me clear that bankrupt can be defined as different act in various jurisdiction but generally  bankruptcy statutes involve concealment of assets, concealment or destruction of documents, conflicts of interest, fraudulent claims, false statements or declarations, and fee fixing or redistribution arrangements etc.  Bankruptcy fraud is a federal crime in the USA and India.


HOW WOULD A NATION LIKE INDIA BEAR EXPENSES OF INSULINS AND NON-INSULIN ANTI-DIABETICS IN COMING YEARS?

ABOUT AUTHOR
Amit Gangwal
Director, Arogya Retail
Indore, MP, India
Gangwal.amit@gmail.com

Perhaps insulin is the only molecule or medicinal molecule which has helped scientist/s to claim Nobel Prize at least for 3 times. Frederick Banting & J.J.R. Macleod were awarded with Nobel Prize in 1923 for the discovery of insulin. Another Nobel, in 1958, went into the account of British molecular biologist Frederick Sanger for determining the primary structure of insulin. Rosalyn Sussman Yalow was selected for Nobel of 1977 for the development of the radioimmunoassay for insulin.


SPERMICIDAL CONDOM AND RISK OF URINARY TRACT INFECTION IN FEMALE

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ABOUT AUTHOR
Priyatama V. Powar
Pharmaceutics Department
Dr. D. Y. Patil College of Pharmacy,
Akurdi, Pune-44
priyatama.powar@gmail.com

Urinary Tract Infections are common health problems in clinical practice in all age groups both male and female cause by bacteria that affects urinary system. Occurrence and frequency of Urinary Tract Infection is higher in female as compare to male because of mainly following reasons


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