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It's Time to See - exclusive preview of exhibition shown to commonwealth health ministers, focusing on major cause of Avoidable Blindness - Retinopathy of Prematurity - in India

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

(Business Wire India); Today, at the 2015 Commonwealth Health Ministers’ Meeting in Geneva, The Queen Elizabeth Diamond Jubilee Trust and partner Standard Chartered have unveiled an exclusive preview of Time to See, a landmark photography exhibition which captures the human impact of avoidable blindness in the Commonwealth, and the solutions readily available.

  • Time to See – multi-award winning photographers join forces to bring to world’s attention major causes of avoidable blindness
  • 80% of world’s blindness is avoidable. Exhibition Time to See shows human impact and work being delivered by The Queen Elizabeth Diamond Jubilee Trust, Standard Chartered and partners to end avoidable blindness.

Indian doctors evolve new surgical technique to treat severe drug resistant epilepsy

  • Posted on: 18 May 2015
  • By: Shalini.Sharma

Doctors at the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS), Delhi, have developed a novel technique of minimally invasive surgery to perform a complete unilateral hemispheric disconnection of the brain. This procedure is sometimes required for patients especially children who have severe drug resistant epilepsy.

India will share its part in first clinical study using stem cells to cure spinal cord injury

  • Posted on: 14 May 2015
  • By: Shalini.Sharma

India will bea part of a first-of-its-kind clinical trial for treating spinal cord injury in humans through stem-cells involving 18 patients. The clinical trial is a part of a collaborative study conducted in China, Norway and America involving 240 patients. The pre-clinical trial of this project already completed in the US and also the first phase clinical trials in China involving 120 patients.

Health Ministry launched new system to take action related to non-availability and overcharging of medicines

  • Posted on: 22 April 2015
  • By: PharmaTutor News

All essential medicines specified in the National List of Essential Medicines, 2011 (NLEM) are included in the First Schedule of DPCO, 2013 and are under price control. However, Life saving drugs are not defined in the Drugs (Price Control) Order, 2013.

Pharma sector to soon showcase new drugs: Vardhan

  • Posted on: 16 April 2015
  • By: PharmaTutor News

The Indian pharmaceutical sector would soon be showcasing new drugs for malaria, osteoporosis and diabetes, Union Minister for Science and Technology Harsh Vardhan said. These drugs are currently undergoing clinical trials, he said.


Health ministry to amend Form 12-B of D&C Rules

  • Posted on: 11 April 2015
  • By: editor2

Health ministry to amend Form 12-B of D&C Rules; Form 12-B of the Drugs and Cosmetics Rules is  for giving permission for import of small quantities of drugs for personal use. The Union health ministry will soon amend Rules in this regard.

Barcodes on mono-cartons: a boon or bane?

  • Posted on: 2 April 2015
  • By: PharmaTutor News

To ensure medicines sold in the country are genuine products, the health ministry has developed a 'Track and Trace' mechanism which will enable consumers to check safety and authenticity of a drug through the internet. Barcode helps in tracking and tracing origin of drugs, which minimises the chances of genuine medicines being considered spurious, sub-standard or counterfeit. The Pharmaceutical  exporters keep demand in front of Union commerce ministry to exempt barcodes on mono cartons as a secondary level packaging on pharmaceuticals and drugs  export consignment  which is to be implemented from April 1, 2015 for tracing and tracking purposes.

First WHO Collaborating Centre in South East Asia Region at India

  • Posted on: 24 March 2015
  • By: PharmaTutor News

World Health Organization (WHO) Country office for India in collaboration with the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, Government of India and National Health Systems Resource Centre (NHSRC), formally announced the commencement of National Health Systems Resource Centre (NHSRC), as the WHO Collaborating Centre for Priority Medical Devices and Health Technology Policy.