Government News

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.

India Unveils Rotavirus Vaccine, Claimed to be Cheapest

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

India unveiled its indigenously developed and manufactured Rotavirus vaccine, claimed to be the world's cheapest at the rate of around Rs 60 per dose and aimed at boosting efforts to deal with diarrhoea that kills upto 80,000 children under 5 every year.

Budget is Pro-People, Balanced, Growth-Oriented, Inclusive and Progressive: Shri J P Nadda

  • Posted on: 28 February 2015
  • By: PharmaTutor News

The Union Minister for health & Family Welfare, Shri J P Nadda has termed the Budget 2015-2016 announced by the Finance Minister today as balanced, progressive, pragmatic and pro-people. He said that the budget will lead to all around social and economic development that is inclusive and outcome oriented. The Health Minister has thanked the Hon. Prime Minister and the Finance Minister for the balanced and people-oriented Budget.

2015 will be Year of Active Pharmaceutical Ingredients

  • Posted on: 25 February 2015
  • By: PharmaTutor News

The Union Minister of Chemicals & Fertilizers Sh. Ananth Kumar has assured the Pharmaceutical Industry that appropriate decisions will be taken soon so that India becomes self-sufficient in the Bulk Drugs. At the launch ceremony of “2015 – Year of Active Pharmaceutical Ingredients” the Government is committed to usher in reforms and good governance, and promote the concept of “Make in India”, said Ananth Kumar.