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RESPONSIBLE USE OF ANTIBIOTICS SAVES LIVES

About Author
Derle Nikita D
MVP College of Pharmacy,
Nashik, Maharashtra, India
nicks.patil@yahoo.com

The discovery of antimicrobial drugs (antibiotics) was one of the most significant medical achievements of the 20th century. The term antibiotics literally means "against life"; in this case, against microbes. There are many types of antibiotics--antibacterials, antivirals, antifungals, and antiparasitics. Some drugs are effective against many organisms; these are called broadspectrum antibiotics. Others are effective against just a few organisms and are called narrowspectrum antibiotics. The most commonly used antibiotics are antibacterials. There are several types of antimicrobials--antibacterials, antivirals, antifungals, and antiparasitic drugs. (Although antibacterials are often referred to by the general term antibiotics, we will use the more precise term.) Of course, antimicrobials aren’t magic bullets that can heal every disease. When used at the right time, they can cure many serious and life threatening illnesses.

1 In 7 Indian drugs revealed as sub-standard

  • Posted on: 16 February 2016
  • By: Gayatri Mahajan

Substandard medicines could be three times more prevalent than the government says, two new studies show. These data have serious implications on health in a country where 58.2 percent of the total health expenditure is an out-of-pocket cost burden on people, according to the World Health Organization, and where medicines alone account for between 70 percent and 77 percent of health spending.

SALES FORCE EFFECTIVENESS: ROLE IN HUMAN RESOURCE DEVELOPMENT

ABOUT AUTHORS
Piyush Tripathi*, Neha Bala, Naresh Mali
Master of Business Administration in Pharmaceutical Management
IIHMR University, Jaipur, Rajasthan, India
* piyushtripathi1992@rediffmail.com

The game of the future is not “Just Large Workforce” but “More Effective Workforce”.

Sales Force Effectiveness (SFE) is a key strategy to increase profitability that is the only one dependent variable for most of the companies. SFE enables the sales employees or workforce to target bulk of its effort towards highly profitable and most effective ways. SFE is all about efficiency, execution and engagement. Efficiency means how the workforce uses its time and energy in the organization very smartly; execution means how the workforce performs decisively in a planned way, engagement means to unleash the full potential of the sales force. It mainly involves around sales team strategy, talent management, remuneration and support processes, all are the essential responsibilities of Human Resource Management (HRM) of the organization because HR managers participate in developing strategies and ensure that human resource dimensions are considered.

Not just male infertility, endosulfan damages liver, lungs in mice: Indian scientists

  • Posted on: 26 January 2016
  • By: Gayatri Mahajan

The controversial pesticide endosulfan, widely used by Indian farmers, not only induces male infertility but also exerts damage on the liver and lungs, says a team of researchers from the Indian Institute of Science (IISc) in Bengaluru who have obtained conclusive evidence from animal studies.

QUALITY ASSURANCE OF COSMETICS

ABOUT AUTHOR:
Vinay Kumar Singh

General Manager-Technical,
Mikasa Cosmetics Limited,
Ahmedabad, Gujarat
vinay.s@mikasacosmetics.com

Quality does not merely mean the goodness of a finished product. Of course, the quality of a finished product is the ultimate objective of a company;  this is also what the consumers expect from the product. However, in order to achieve the desired quality in the finished product, it is essential that the whole plan, starting from the purchase of raw materials to the stage where the ultimate product reaches the consumers, has to contribute towards building quality into the product. Even after the product has reached the consumer, the reactions have to be fed back, so that the product enjoys continuous sales. Quality embraces all spheres of activity. In any organisation, the quality function involves all departments and all groups of personnel. No Quality Assurance Department or Manager will be in position to build and control quality. To build quality, each and every personnel; right from Managing Director to Attender need to contribute.

CHARACTERISTICS OF A HIGHLY EFFECTIVE LEADER: LEARNING FROM PHARMACOLOGY

ABOUT AUTHOR
Mrudul Kansara

Sr. Executive, HRD-Marketing
TROIKAA PHARMACEUTICALS LIMITED
mrudul.knsra@gmail.com

Don’t know the name, but someone great had said that reading is one of the best way of learning. If you read the same book for more number of times you can learn new things each time you read that book. Having studied pharmacy for 7 years including diploma, degree & post graduation, I had to refer many subjects repeatedly. To add to this, I got my professional assignment also surrounding my passion for pharmacology (Imparting training to newly selected BE/BMs for cardiac products apart from conducting ACE session as a part of HRD MARKETING team in Troikaa Pharmaceuticals, which required me to refer those subjects again).

Nanomeds, combating dengue, 3D printing trended in India

  • Posted on: 23 December 2015
  • By: Gayatri Mahajan

India became the world's third country with the prowess to manufacture raw materials for nanomedicines, addressed a growing public health concern by approving a new drug for hepatitis C and made strides in 3D printing in healthcare as 2015 ended on a cliff-hanger with the launch of the world's first anti-dengue vaccine in Mexico giving hope to the South Asian country.

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