Government News

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.

Government would institutionalise a regulatory authority with full powers to oversee all-round quality standards

  • Posted on: 4 November 2014
  • By: PharmaTutor News

(4th November, 2014); Dr Harsh Vardhan, Union Health Minister, said here today that the government would institutionalise a regulatory authority with full powers to oversee all-round quality standards enforcement and consumer protection under the National Health Assurance Mission (NHAM).

Workshop on "critical appraisal of research paper" by the Student chapter of ISPOR @ NIPER, Mohali

  • Posted on: 21 October 2014
  • By: PharmaTutor News

(21st October, 2014); The student chapter of ISPOR at NIPER, Mohali conducted a workshop on “Critical Appraisal of Research Papers” as a part of the Third International Conference of Pharmacoeconomics and Outcome Research (held on 17-18 Oct 2014 at New Delhi). Critical appraisal of literature helps in ensuring the trustworthiness, value and relevance of published research to apply into practice.