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  • Job for M.Pharm, M.Sc as Senior Research Fellow at JSS College of Pharmacy

    JSS College of Pharmacy, Ooty was established in 1980 with a view to provide job oriented professional courses in Pharmacy, The College and the JSS Academy of Higher Education & Research (JSS AHER), formerly known as JSS University are accredited by the National Assessment and Accreditation Council (NAAC) with `A+` Grade.



    About Authors:
    Rohit Gujarati, T.M.Pramod Kumar, Parasiya Sachin R.
    Pharmaceutical Regulatory Affairs Group, Dept. of Pharmaceutics,
    JSS College of Pharmacy, JSS University, S.S Nagar, Mysore-570015, Karnataka, India

    India has one of the best developed pharmaceutical industries, and produces about 20 per cent of the world’s drugs. Currently many top Indian companies are exporting generic drugs worth Rs 45,000 crore every year to many countries including the US and Europe. But ironically, drugs are beyond the reach of people in India itself, especially the poor, because their prices are very high. It is not that the cost of R&D and manufacturing is high, but that the profit margins are exorbitant and in many cases exploitative, which can be explained by reasons like, lack of proper regulation on price control (except for few DPCO drugs), prescription made by the doctors, lack of awareness in public about the generic drugs.

    Government of India is taking certain steps in providing cost effective drugs to the public without compromising with the quality of the medicines. Recently Union government and regulatory bodies appear to be serious in ending the pharma-doctor nexus and curb unethical marketing practices. In its latest effort, the Medical Council of India (MCI) has directed doctors, hospitals and medical colleges to prescribe generic medicines as far as possible. This has not benefited much to the public. This Paper give a brief scenario about the various measures taken by the Govt. of India to scale down the rates of high cost medicines, among which, the concept of “jan aushadhi”, which talks about various measures taken by the Govt. of India on increasing the availability of the generic drugs throughout the country, has been highlighted.



    About Authors:
    *Parasiya Sachin kumar R., Balamuralidhara V., Pramod Kumar T.M., Rohit Gujarati, Abhisek Shukla, Vandana Kshatri
    Pharmaceutical Regulatory Affairs Group, Dept. of Pharmaceutics,
    JSS College of Pharmacy, JSS University, S.S Nagar, Mysore-570015, Karnataka, India

    Across Asia, a convergence of economic trends, government policies and greater awareness among the general public of healthcare issues has created an environment that is poised for dramatic growth and change. Taiwan, for instance, can be taken as an example. Taiwan has one of Asia's most highly-praised healthcare systems with excellent provision of healthcare and key health outcomes. Nevertheless, the government is facing new pressures for public healthcare reforms as result of a rapidly ageing population and rising healthcare costs. This paper provides an introductory overview of Taiwan’s sudden changes in its drug regulations due to TFDA (The Taiwan Food and Drug Administration) establishment in 2010, TFDA of the Department of Health (DOH) made an advance announcement about the “amendment draft of the Provisions Governing the Registration and Market Approval of Drugs”, which amends a total of 40 Articles. Without impeding the quality, safety and therapeutic effect of drugs, most of the amended Articles are about simplification of application procedures and loosening of regulations for drug registration and market approval. Regulations loosened are imposed on new drugs, radioactive drugs, allergenic drugs and drugs for export that is intended to accelerate the process to sell new drugs on the market and promote the export of domestically manufactured drugs. As a result of these changes in regulations many pharmaceutical MNCs and local manufacturers explored their business in Taiwan due to quick approval of their NDAs and gained more flexibility in the local market. To support Taiwan's generic drug industry, DOH has also decided to take measures to simplify and reduce the ANDA application time.


    About Authors:
    Sarepaka a.*1, Dhamodaran p.1, Singh a.2, Nilani P.1, Duraiswamy B1
    1Department of Pharmacognosy, JSS College of Pharmacy, Ootacamund, Tamilnadu, India 643001
    2Department of Pharmaceutical Chemistry, JSS College of Pharmacy, Ootacamund, Tamilnadu, India 643001

    World Health Organisation (WHO) recommends The Directly Observed Treatment Short-course (DOTS) strategy of tuberculosis (TB) treatment which includes a course of first line as well as second line antibiotics. Unfortunately, from nearly the moment drugs became available for the treatment of TB, resistance became a problem.[1] Also, the price of these medications is high; thus poor people in the developing world have no or limited access to these treatments.[2] Herbal treatment, however, presents the potential to provide an affordable, available, culturally relevant method to manage tuberculosis. Currently, botanicals are the most competent way to bridge the gap between isolated developing cultures and modern science.[3] As botanicals attain a more prominent role in modern health care, the quality, safety and activity of these products must be assessed. The tribal medicinal men of Nilgiris district use commonly available plants for the treatment of tuberculosis. In this study, we evaluated five such plants for their antitubercular activity in vitro, namely,Withania somnifera, Allium cepa, Zingiber officinale, Glycyrrhiza glabra andAsparagus racemosus, individually as well as in combination. The results revealed that the combination of these extracts have significant inhibitory effect Mycobacterium tuberculosis growth.


    About Authors:
    Abhisek Shukla*, Dr. Valluru Ravi
    Pharmaceutical Regulatory Affairs group, Dept. of Pharmaceutics,
    JSS College of Pharmacy, JSS University,
    Sri Shivarathreeshwara Nagar, Mysore-570015, Karnataka, India.

    A regulatory process, by which a person/organization/sponsor/innovator gets authorization to launch a drug in the market, is known as drug approval process. Every country has its own regulatory authority, which is responsible to enforce the rules and regulations and issue the guidelines to regulate the marketing of the drugs. A drug approval process comprises of various stages: application to conduct clinical trials, conducting clinical trials, application to marketing authorization of drug and post-marketing studies. The purpose of this article is to present a concise overview of the drug approval process in Turkey and Canada.

  • National Workshop on Alternatives to Animal Testing in Drug Discovery at JSS University | September 2-3,2013

    Alternatives to animal testing in drug discovery are primarily based on biochemical assays, on experiments in cells that are carried out in vitro and on computational models and algorithms.

  • JSS College of Pharmacy, Ooty Organizing Two Days National Seminar on “Computer Aided Drug Design-Discovery of New Molecules” 16th and17th August 2013

    JSS College of Pharmacy is one of the oldest Pharmacy Institutes in the State of Tamil Nadu situated in the beautiful town of Ootacamund, popularly known as Ooty, was established in 1980 with the object of imparting quality pharmacy education in India.


    About Authors:
    Jeevan Sharma1*, Davidson Rajesh2
    1B.Pharmacy, JSS college of pharmacy Ooty
    2Regional manager, Natco Pharma litmited, Chennai

    Attrition refers to the reduction in staff and employees in a company through normal means, such as retirement and resignation. The primary focus of this  article is to present the high rate of attrition seen in the pharmaceutical marketing  industry , its causes and controlling strategy for  retentions of pharma sales representatives. Though  attrition is a natural phenomena in all industries  , Indian Pharma marketing industries is worst plagued by It. After IT and BPO , pharma  marketing industries experience  the greatest rate of employee leaving the company for various reasons. While   global pharma  marketing attrition rate  is  10-12%  per annum, the rate of employees who leave  the organization in India is 25 -30 %.  The attrition is more prevalent in the middle and junior management level.


    About Authors:
    Md. Sofiqul Islam, Madhusudan N. Purohit
    Department of Pharmaceutical Chemistry,
    JSS college of Pharmacy, Mysore 570015

    Quinoline and its derivatives are well  known for their antimalarial and antibacterial propertites. A number of quinoline derivatives are known to possess antimicrobial, antitumor, antifungal, hypotensive, anti HIV, analgesics and anti-inflamatory activites. Application of quinoline derivative are fast spreading from antimalarial drugs to almost every branch of medicinal chemistry. Substitution of halogen group in a suitable position of a bioactive molecule is found to exert a profound pharmacological effect.

  • Transdermal Drug Delivery System: An Overview

    About Authors:Niroj Shrestha*, D. Nagasamy Venkatesh**, Jeevan Sharma
    J. S. S. College of Pharmacy, Ooty, Tamilnadu, India
    *Final Year B.Pharmacy Student.
    **For correspondence:
    Department of Pharmaceutics
    J. S. S. College of Pharmacy,
    (A constituent college of JSS University, Mysore)
    Ooty – 643 001.
    Tamil Nadu, India.

    Reference ID: PHARMATUTOR-ART-1068

    Transdermal drug delivery system (TDDS) has emerged as a potential novel drug delivery system in the last 30 years to improve the therapeutic efficacy and safety, maintain steady state plasma level of drugs and overcome significant drawbacks of the conventional oral dosage forms and parenteral preparations. TDDS is ideally suited for diseases that demand chronic treatment with frequent dosing. This review deals with a brief insight on the formulation aspects, the physical and chemical enhancers being explored to enhance the transdermal delivery of drugs across the stratum corneum, the evaluation parameters (physicochemical, in vitro, in vivo studies) and therapeutic applications of TDDS.

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