The Union Cabinet chaired by the Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi has approved the Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) between India and Brazil in the field of Health and Medicine. The MoU is expected to be signed in November, 2019.
President of Gujarat state pharmacy council (GSPC), Mr. Montu Patel elected as member of Pharmacy council of India (PCI), Delhi. He became forth member from Gujarat to offer his services under PCI. Currently, Dr. NR Seth (Vice Chancellor, Gujarat Technological University), Dr. CN Patel (Professor & Principal, Shri Sarvajanik Pharmacy College, Mehsana) and Dr. HG Koshia (Commissioner, Food & Drugs Control Administration, Gujarat) are working members of PCI.
DCGI asked manufacturers of Ranitidine API & formulations to verify their products and take appropriate measures to ensure patient safety after news of ranitidine contamination came in picture.
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.