Government News

Investigators have to record audio - video recording of vulnerable subjects in clinical trials

  • Posted on: 1 September 2015
  • By: PharmaTutor News

Government makes new rule for clinical trial after consultation with the Drugs Technical Advisory Board that an audio - video recording of vulnerable subjects in clinical trials of New Chemical Entity or New Molecular Entity including procedure of providing information to the subject and his understanding on such consent, shall be maintained by the investigator for record.

Health Ministry to accelerate Organ Transplant Programme

  • Posted on: 28 August 2015
  • By: PharmaTutor News

In the wake of announcement made by Union Health Minister, Shri J. P. Nadda to develop a policy mechanism and address the institutional gaps to promote organ donation, Shri B P Sharma, Secretary (Health and Family Welfare) took a meeting to consider further steps for accelerating the Organ Transplant Programme of the Ministry. Apart from senior officers of the Ministry, technical experts including senior doctors from the Government and the private sector took part in the meeting.

11 PC Delhiites suffering from Asthma: Govt

  • Posted on: 17 August 2015
  • By: PharmaTutor News

A survey has found that over 11 per cent people in Delhi are suffering from Asthma and Rhinits, the government today said while acknowledging that air pollution is an "aggravating" factor for respiratory and cardiovascular diseases. "As per a survey conducted by Vallabbhai Patel Chest Institute Delhi in 2006, which covered 5,900 adults belonging to urban, rural and slum population in Delhi, 11.69 per cent were found to be suffering from Rhinits and 11.03 per cent from Asthma," Health Minister J P Nadda informed the Lok °Sabha.

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.