Government News

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.

Free drug policy to be streamlined for integration with NHM

(1st June, 2014); Dr Harsh Vardhan, Union Minister for Health and Family Welfare, has asked for thorough streamlining of systems in the distribution of free generic drugs to government health institutions at all levels throughout the country. The Free Drug Programme’s formal launch would be preceded by working out all logistical details with respect to procurement and distribution in consultation with the state governments.

CSIR-IHBT developed unique enzyme for creating global niche

(11th May, 2014); CSIR-Institute of Himalayan Bioresource Technology (CSIR-IHBT), Palampur, has developed unique autoclavable Super Oxide Dismutase (SOD) enzyme, used in cosmetic, food and pharmaceutical industries for end applications, like developing anti-ageing creams, extending shelf life of fruits and vegetables and during cryo-surgery and preservation of organelles, respectively.