Role of Trademark in Minimizing Medication Errors

About Authors:
Pradeep Arora, Ashish Chauhan
M.Pharm Pharmaceutical Chemistry
Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences,
Lovely Professional University,
Phagwara, Punjab.

Present article enlights the true meaning of trademark and its role in reducing the chances of error in case of self medication due to look alike and sound alike drugs. History and origin of trademark and how the trademark helps the consumers and traders have been discussed in this article. This review article also helps in understanding various products and services for which a trademark can be used.

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Anti Inflammatory activity of methanol extract of Acacia leucophloea Roxb stem bark

About Authors:
Rajesh Gupta1*, Arun Kumar2, Aiswarya G3 , Santanu Roychowdhury1
1Department of Pharmacognosy,
Sri Sai College of pharmacy, Dalhousie road,
Badhani, Pathankot-145001,
Punjab, India.
2Department of Pharmacy,
BPS Mahila Vishwavidyalaya,
Khanpur Kalan, Sonipat
3JDT Islam College of Pharmacy,
Vellimadukunnu, Calicut,
Kerala, India

The plant Acacia leucophloea Roxb is reported to have great medicinal value in Indian medicine. The present study deals with the preliminary phytochemical screening of Acacia leucophloea Roxb, stem bark in vivo evaluation of anti-inflammatory activity of methanol extract by using Carrageenan induced paw oedema and cotton pellet –induced granuloma model.The cotton pellet granuloma method is widely used to evaluate the transudative and proliferative components of the chronic inflammation. The moist weight of the cotton pellet correlates with the transuda; the dry weight of the pellet correlates with the amount of the granulomatous tissue. Administration of stem bark methanol extract at doses of 100 and 200 mg/kg b.w. and phenylbutazone (100 mg/kg b.w.) appears to be effective in inhibiting the dry weight of the cotton pellet. These data support the hypothesis of the greater effect of the extract on the inflammation mediators in the immediate response of inflammation in rats.

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A Review Report on cancer treatment

About Authors:
Jaideep Sharma
Guru jambheshwar university of science & technology    

Cancer, known medically as a malignant neoplasm is a term for a large group of different disease, all involving unregulated cell growth. In cancer, cells divide and grow uncontrollably, forming malignant tumours, and invade nearby parts of the body. The cancer may also spread to more distant parts of the body through the lymphatic system or bloodstream. Not all tumours are cancerous. Benign tumours do not grow uncontrollably, do not invade neighbouring tissues, and do not spread throughout the body.
Healthy cells control their own growth and will destroy themselves if they become unhealthy. Cell division is a complex process that is normally tightly regulated. Cancer occurs when problems in the genes of a cell prevent these controls from functioning properly. These problems may come from damage to the gene or may be inherited, and can be caused by various sources inside or outside of the cell. Faults in two types of genes are especially important: ontogenesis, which drive the growth of cancer cells, and tumour suppressor genes, which prevent cancer from developing.

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