Government News

NPPA notify pharma companies to maintain adequate stock of swine flu drugs

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

Due to increasing cases of swine flu in India, it was came to know that swine flu drugs are running short in stock. Therefore, National Pharmaceutical Pricing Authority (NPPA) asks pharma companies to maintain adequate amount of swine flu drug in the country to ensure a smooth supply of medicines.

India brace up to achieve worm-free status

  • Posted on: 10 February 2015
  • By: PharmaTutor News

The Minister for Health & Family Welfare Shri J P Nadda launched the National Deworming initiative aimed to protect more than 24 crore children in the ages of 1-19 years from intestinal worms, on the eve of the National Deworming Day, at Jaipur. Also present at the function were Shri Rajendra Rathore, Health Minister, Rajasthan. They administered the deworming tablets to some school going children.

Need for innovation in systems for effective healthcare delivery - Shri J P Nadda

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

There is a need for innovation in the systems and practices in delivery of healthcare to enhance their effectiveness. There is an equal need for sharing of best practices between the various stakeholders in the health sector in order to benefit from the prevalent knowledge and experience in different quarters. Union Health Minister Shri J P Nadda stated this at the Third Biennial International Conference and Advanced Live Laparoscopic Workshop- ENDOLAP 2014, organised by the Maulana Azad Medical College, New Delhi, on 7th Feb.

Separate Regulator for alternative medicine streams planned

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

A separate regulator for alternative medicine streams like Ayurveda, Siddha, Homeopathy and Unani is being planned by the government under a new health policy to be unveiled shortly. Minister of State for Health Shripad Yesso Naik said a Cabinet note is being finalised for new regulations of Ayurveda, Yoga and Naturopathy, Unani, Siddha and Homoeopathy (AYUSH) products under the new AYUSH health policy.

IT can be a crucial enabler in addressing health issues : JP Nadda

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

Focused academic research can go a long way in strengthening the health sector, and provide solutions to many challenges facing the country in providing accessible and affordable health care to all, particularly the needy and vulnerable. Similarly, IT can play a crucial role as an enabler to address several critical issues in the country’s health sector.

Action taken by CDSCO against misuse and unethical stem cell clinical trial malpractices at hospital

  • Posted on: 16 December 2014
  • By: PharmaTutor News

Central Drugs Standard Control Organization (CDSCO) investigated a Pune based hospital after receiving compliant against hospital that they are performing unethical stem cell clinical trial and patients are highly charged for unapproved and illegal transplants.

Ministry of Health and Family Welfare strengthening Drug Regulatory System in India

  • Posted on: 12 December 2014
  • By: PharmaTutor News

Department of Health and Family Welfare proposes to implement a Central Sector Scheme for Strengthening the Central Drugs Standard Control Organisation (CDSCO); and State Drug Regulatory System during the residual period of Twelfth Five Year Plan (2012 - 2017) at an estimated cost of Rs.900 crore and Rs.850 crore (excluding States’ share) respectively.