Government News

Health Canada approves BTG's Varithena for varicose veins treatment

  • Posted on: 14 August 2015
  • By: PharmaTutor News

BTG plc, an international specialist healthcare company bringing announces that Health Canada has issued a Notice of Compliance approving Varithena (polidocanol injectable foam) for the treatment of incompetent great saphenous veins, accessory saphenous veins, and visible varicosities of the great saphenous vein (GSV) system, above and below the knee.

JP Nadda holds review meeting on JE outbreak in Assam

  • Posted on: 29 July 2015
  • By: PharmaTutor News

Shri J P Nadda, Minister of Health and Family Welfare held a review meeting with senior officials of Health Ministry in the backdrop of recent outbreak of Japanese Encephalitis (JE) in Assam. He stated that the Director General of Health Services has been directed to immediately rush a team of experts to Assam to assist and advise the State health authorities in clinical management of the cases.

Andhra Pradesh government launches ‘e-Aushadini’ app

  • Posted on: 26 June 2015
  • By: Shalini.Sharma

The Andhra Pradesh government has launched a new software application ‘e-Aushadini’ to manage stocks of various drugs in government hospitals. The main aim of 'e-Aushadini' is to ascertain the needs of various district drug warehouses such that all the required materials/drugs are constantly available to be supplied to the user district drug warehouses without delay.

Cluster Development Programme launched for Pharma Sector

  • Posted on: 18 June 2015
  • By: PharmaTutor News

Cluster Development Programme for Pharma Sector (CDS-PS) is launched by Government to provide support to the Pharmaceutical industry in becoming more capable, productive and competitive. End of this financial year, 06 Pharma Clusters are likely to come up of which 03 will be greenfields.

India, Netherlands sign MoU for vaccine development

  • Posted on: 15 June 2015
  • By: Shalini.Sharma

Under “Make in India” initiative India and the Netherlands have signed a Memorandum of Understanding  for the development of vaccines. The MoU was signed between visiting Prime Minister of Netherlands Mark Rutte and government of India in New Delhi. This cooperation between the two countries in the vaccine manufacturing segment is expected to result in large scale production of measles-rubella and other needed vaccine in the country. The ‘Make in India’ is a critical initiative for promoting access to health technology beyond the borders of India.