Government News

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.

India, US start joint research on ‘Prevention of Sexually Transmitted Diseases & HIV/AIDS’ soon

  • Posted on: 11 June 2015
  • By: Shalini.Sharma

The Indian Council on Medical Research (ICMR) and the National Institutes of Health (NIH), US, will soon begin collaborative research on ‘Prevention of Sexually Transmitted Diseases & HIV/AIDS’.  The joint research programme will also have thrust on HIV and AIDS-associated co-morbidities. Under this, the focus will be on utilsation of new/enhanced therapeutics for HIV-related co-morbidities such as HCV and their impact on disease outcomes; and enhanced targeted outreach strategies for HCV testing, prevention, and treatment/care engagement; integrated approaches for addressing the complex bio-behavioral factors associated with HCV/HIV. In this regard a joint Indo-US workshop is proposed to be held in September 2015 to encourage investigators for the Indo-US collaborative projects. Under translational research, the focus will be on studies to develop and test innovative HIV prevention strategies in young populations, particularly  adolescents; and also on studies to better understand linkages between reproductive health options and HIV infection in men and women.

CDSCO west zone partners with UL to train inspectors on audit regulations

  • Posted on: 9 June 2015
  • By: PharmaTutor News

(NewsVoir); With Indian pharmaceutical exports to the United States and other markets showing a marked increase over the last year, government regulatory agencies have started emphasizing the need to ensure consistent quality of drugs manufactured in India. The drugs standardization compliance and regulatory requirements need to be at par with the international regulations, including the US FDA, allowing drug manufacturers to maintain competitive advantage.

CSIR succeeds in Genome sequencing of Tulsi to unravel its therapeutic secrets soon

  • Posted on: 9 June 2015
  • By: Shalini.Sharma

A team of researchers from CSIR-CIMAP (Council of Scientific and Industrial Research-Central Institute of Medical & Aromatic Plants) in Lucknow have successfully completed the genome sequencing of Tulsi (Basil) plant and very soon are expected to unravel the therapeutic secrets of its medical properties. This is the first report of complete genome sequence of a traditional and most respected medicinal plant of India, using a composite next generation sequencing technologies.

Drugs may withdrawn from Indian market if they banned in other countries

  • Posted on: 5 June 2015
  • By: PharmaTutor News

Drugs Controller General India (DCGI) has issued a notice in observance of the compliance for patient safety which seems more appealing and beneficial. DCGI notified to drug importers that they will inform or report to Indian authorities about time to time regulatory actions taken on their drugs in different countries where drugs are sold or distributed.

ICMR to begin research to identify and understand the local causes and risk factors on stillbirth

  • Posted on: 2 June 2015
  • By: Shalini.Sharma

The Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) will soon start research on stillbirth to identify and understand the local causes and risk factors from the medical and sociological perspective. ICMR's initiative on stillbirth is significant as nearly 3 million third-trimester stillbirths occurring worldwide each year and 98 per cent of these occur in low-income and middle-income countries.  More than 1 million stillbirths occur in the intrapartum period, which can largely be prevented. The cause of stillbirth remains unidentified in India.