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HEAVY METALS AND OTHER CONTAMINANTS IN COSMETICS & PERSONAL CARE PRODUCTS, ITS HARMFUL EFFECT AND ITS REGULATION

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

A contaminant is a substance that is where it shouldn't be and is at high enough levels to have a negative effect on our health or on the health of animals or plants. A contaminant is any potentially undesirable substance (physical, chemical or biological). It usually refers to the introduction of harmful human-made substances.

INDIAN PHARMACEUTICAL INDUSTRY-A PLETHORA OF SUSTAINABLE GROWTH OPPORTUNITIES FOR PHARMA BUSINESS ASPIRANTS

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ABOUT AUTHORS:
Rhit Srivastava*, Saurabh Kumar Banerjee
School of pharmaceutical management,
The IIHMR University, Jaipur,
Rajasthan, India
rhitsrivastava@gmail.com

INTRODCUTION
Worldwide the Pharmaceutical industry dynamics is undergoing a significant transformation in terms of cutting edge advancement in the areas of pharmaceutical R&D specially the biotechnology based products, innovative drug delivery technologies, and large scale efficient pharmaceutical manufacturing capacities and so on. According to the list published by FDA for GMP facilities producing generic drug products and APIs for the US market 70% of the APIs and FDFs (Finished dosage Form Facilities) are produced outside US and India counts for 23.7 % of the API and FDF facilities and is by far the largest country exporting to the US. Even China counts for less than a half of the FDF and API facilities exporting to the US, as compared to India[1]

Mammograms - everything you need to know

What is a mammogram?
A mammogram is an x-ray picture of the breast.
Mammograms can be used to check for breast cancer in women who have no signs or symptoms of the disease. This type of mammogram is called a screening mammogram. Screening mammograms usually involve two x-ray pictures, or images, of each breast. The x-ray images make it possible to detect tumors that cannot be felt. Screening mammograms can also find microcalcifications (tiny deposits of calcium) that sometimes indicate the presence of breast cancer.

REGULATORY REQUIREMENTS AND REGISTRATION PROCESS OF GENERIC DRUGS IN CHINA

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ABOUT AUTHORS:
Jitendra Kumar Badjatya
Deputy Manager-DRA,
Montajat Pharmaceutical Company Limited, Dammam, KSA
jeetbadjatya@gmail.com

ABSTRACT
A Generic Product must meet the standards established by China Food and Drug Administration (CFDA) to be approved for marketing in China respectively. This study covers the introduction to generic drugs, in China regulatory authorities. It also includes the requirements and registration of Generic Drugs.
Many large pharmaceutical companies have increased their presence in emerging markets in recent years like China markets is predicted to be the second largest market after US in Pharmaceuticals. China is moving past its phase as a supply market for ingredients and generic finished drugs. So, is more important to know about Regulatory considerations and Registration process of Generic Drugs. This article focuses in particular on pharmaceuticals companies, the Registration process of Generic Drugs, and their activities in the China.

KEEPING TRACK OF SAFETY IN THE GLOBAL PHARMACEUTICAL MARKET

Product Inspection Challenges for Multinational Pharmaceutical Organisations

ABOUT AUTHOR:
Neil Giles
Marketing Communications Manager,
Mettler-Toledo Product Inspection, UK

The global pharmaceutical industry is booming. While North America still leads production with 41% of world pharmaceutical sales, Europe is catching up with 26.7%.[1] According to the European Federation of Pharmaceutical Industries and Associations, the European market alone generated more than 205 billion Euros in 2011, with Italy contributing about 25 billion.[2] The worldwide healthcare industry is further boosted by growing market and research efforts in emerging economies such as Brazil, China and India, leading to a gradual migration of economic and research activities from Europe to these fast-growing markets.

ADVANCEMENT IN COLOUR COSMETICS

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

Colour Cosmetics according to RNCOS report, is the fastest growing segment of Indian Cosmetics Market. Main reasons for the growth of colour cosmetics are increased access to branded products through specialist retailers, supermarkets,  increased awareness, influence of western culture, changing life style, disposable income and increasing population of working ladies in the country.

Getting to the bottom of ageing

  • Posted on: 4 August 2015
  • By: PharmaTutor News

The question of why we age is one of the most fascinating questions for humankind, but nothing close to a satisfactory answer has been found to date. Scientists at the Leibniz-Institut für Molekulare Pharmakologie in Berlin have now taken one step closer to providing an answer.

Onion, Garlic & Ginger hold promise for future medication

Editorial, July 2015 issue

“ We all know about onion, garlic and ginger. People are using them as food, salad, spice, or condiments (I put their use together). Many recipes are tasteless and considered to be incomplete without their use (onion, garlic and ginger) in dishes. There are various uses or documented uses (in various ailments) of these three natural stuff, uprooted from ground, when matured. The trio is underground modification of stem. Onion and garlic are bulbs and ginger is an example of rhizome, from view point of botany. Will it be wrong to compare these three with Vicks, Iodex and Zandu Balm, from view point of utility and importance and indispensability?

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