Government News

Government's Task Force recommends ways to tackle anti-microbial resistance

  • Posted on: 5 August 2014
  • By: PharmaTutor News

(5th August, 2014); It is known that data related to antibiotics consumption is not maintained in India. And truly it is hard to obtain such data when everything is mess up around. But it is of utmost importance to capitalize such data to fight with microbial resistance. The concern is growing for antimicrobial resistance in pathogens on account of increased availability and use of antibiotics across the country meant for human, animal and industrial consumption.

India stepping ahead with a plan of creating IT enabled Clinical Research Monitoring

  • Posted on: 29 July 2014
  • By: PharmaTutor News

(29th July, 2014); Looking at the current regulatory environment of clinical trial in India, it is important that all information related to 4 major domains i.e, Sponsor/ CRO, Investigator, Ethics Committee, Patient of clinical trials are captured through online in an organized manner. Hence, for ensuring transparency and faster dissemination of information about clinical trials, health ministry may start information technology (IT) enabled platform. The recommendation of such platform is provided by Prof. Ranjit Roy Chaudhary Committee.

PCI disapproved MS Pharmacy courses from any institutions except from NIPERs

  • Posted on: 24 July 2014
  • By: PharmaTutor News

(24th July, 2014); Pharmacy Council of India (PCI) announced in its notification that MS Programmes are not approved by the PCI either for the purpose of registration as a pharmacist under the Pharmacy Act to practice the profession OR any other purpose like teaching in approved pharmacy institutions.

Deliberations and recommendations made by the Apex Committee for supervising clinical trials

  • Posted on: 9 July 2014
  • By: PharmaTutor News

(9th July, 2014); The meeting of the apex committee held on 17-06-2014 under the chairmanship secretary  of health and family welfare for supervising clinical trials (CTs) on new chemical entities in the light of directions of the honorable supreme court of India dated 03.01.2013

Four new vaccines introduced by government to boost health & reduce mortality rates

  • Posted on: 3 July 2014
  • By: PharmaTutor News

(3rd July, 2014); Four new vaccines are introduced as part of India’s Universal Immunization Programme (UIP), announced by Shri Narendra Modi, Prime Minister of India. Vaccines against rotavirus, rubella and polio (injectable) will collectively expedite India’s progress on meeting the Millennium Development Goal 4 targets to reduce child mortality by two-thirds by the year 2015 and meet global polio eradication targets. In addition, an adult vaccine against Japanese encephalitis will be introduced in districts with high levels of the disease.