Government News

Cabinet approves Promulgation of the Prohibition of Electronic Cigarettes Ordinance

  • Posted on: 19 September 2019
  • By: Shalini.Sharma

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.

Department of Pharmaceuticals rejected Cipla's plea for Emtricitabine and Tenofovir combination

  • Posted on: 13 September 2019
  • By: PharmaTutor News

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.

Strict action against online selling of medicines in Gujarat: 2 pharmacists suspended

  • Posted on: 9 September 2019
  • By: PharmaTutor News

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.

AIOCD raised concerns on patient data security through ePharmacy

  • Posted on: 2 September 2019
  • By: PharmaTutor News

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.


Cabinet approves Signing of Agreement between India and Peru on Cooperation in the field of Medicinal Plants

  • Posted on: 30 August 2019
  • By: Shalini.Sharma

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.

PCI decided to start clinical pharmacy era and amend pharmacy practice regulations

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.


Every child will now get Rotavirus Vaccine as government expands it to the entire country: Dr Harsh Vardhan

  • Posted on: 10 August 2019
  • By: Shalini.Sharma

“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.

NMC Act 2019 as historic, path-breaking and a game-changer : Dr. Harsh Vardhan

  • Posted on: 9 August 2019
  • By: PharmaTutor News

“The National Medical Commission Act 2019 passed by both Houses of Parliament is historic and path-breaking. It is a huge and visionary reform in the medical education sector by the NDA Government under the leadership of our visionary Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modiji, and will prove to be a milestone in the years to come”. This was stated here today by Dr. Harsh Vardhan, Union Minister of Health & Family Welfare while addressing media persons on the NMC Act 2019. The Union Health Minister further said that “I am extremely grateful to the Hon’ble Prime Minister under whose strong leadership the National Medical Commission Act has finally seen the light of the day”.