Pharmacovigilance Programme of India (PvPI) urges all stakeholders to report all the adverse events associated with nutraceuticals/ health supplements and food supplements.
In a major health and wellness initiative for the country, the Union Cabinet chaired by the Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi has approved the Promulgation of the Prohibition of Electronic Cigarettes (production, manufacture, import, export, transport, sale, distribution, storage and advertisement) Ordinance, 2019.
The Pharmacy Council of India (PCI) has issued a clarification on the moratorium related to opening of new pharmacy colleges in the country from 2020-21.
The ceiling price of Tenofovir 300mg tablet has been increased by 4.2662% on the basis of the annual increase in Wholesale Price Index (WPI), and has been notified at Rs. 46.18.
Department of Pharmaceuticals (DoP) has rejected Cipla's plea against decision of National Pharmaceutical Pricing Authority (NPPA) for fixing the retail prices of Emtricitabine+ Tenofovir Alafenamide tablet (brand Tafmune - EM) containing Emtricitabine IP 200mg, Tenofovir Alafenamide Hemifumarate eq. to Tenofovir Alafenamide 25mg.
At a time when there are no rules or regulations for online selling of medicines have been framed and several cases are pending in various courts, e-pharmacies have started working illegally. Gujarat State Pharmacy Council (GSPC) has suspended the registrations of two pharmacists for five years and imposed fine. For the First time in India such strong action has been initiated against e-pharmacies for violating rule 8 & 9 of Pharmacy Practice Regulation Act.
All India Organisation Of Chemists & Druggists (AIOCD) highlights data security issues with ePharmacy and their rules are not observed in draft guidelines of ePharmacy. A Meeting was called on 27th Aug, 2019 between AIOCD, state pharmacy associations and Mr. Mansukh L. Mandaviya, Minister of State for Chemicals and Fertilizers discuss issues relating to data security in E- Pharmacy.
Union Minister for Chemicals and Fertilizers, Shri D.V. Sadananda Gowda launched a mobile application “Janaushadhi Sugam” which will enable people to search Janaushadhi generic medicines and the stores at the tip of their fingers.
The Union Cabinet, chaired by the Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi has approved signing of agreement between the National Medicinal Plants Board, Ministry of AYUSH of the Republic of India and the National Institute of Health of the Ministry of Health of the Republic of Peru on Cooperation in the field of Medicinal Plants.
Pharmacy council of India (PCI) proposed health ministry and stakeholders to include the post of Clinical Pharmacist with qualification, duties and responsibilities in hospital at 107th Central Council meeting held in August 2019. PCI decided to initiate action for amendment of the Pharmacy Practice Regulations, 2015 by incorporating the details of Position Title and job responsibilities in respect of Clinical Pharmacists.
“The Health Ministry has drawn an ambitious plan under the 100-days agenda of the newly elected government, wherein it has been decided to provide Rotavirus vaccine to every child across all 36 states and UTs by September, 2019.” This was stated by Dr Harsh Vardhan, Union Minister of Health and Family Welfare while speaking on the expansion of Rotavirus vaccine to the entire country. The Union Health Minister further added that under the inspirational leadership of our beloved Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi ji, the Government is committed to ending morbidity and mortality in children due to diarrhoea by 2022. Strengthening routine immunization is an essential investment in India’s children and will ensure a healthy future of the country, he stressed.