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ePharmacy is looking towards health profession as business : AIOCD

The E-Pharmacy is an off-shoot of modern technology. The benefits of internet pharmacies propagated are convenience; allow the door delivery of drugs at low cost, but the picture presented is misleading and hiding the facts, says All India Organisation of Chemists and Druggists (AIOCD) as a objection towards ePharmacy working in India.

CCI imposes penalty on Chemists and Druggists Association and Pharmaceutical Companies

  • Posted on: 7 June 2019
  • By: Shalini.Sharma

The Competition Commission of India (‘Commission’) has found Madhya Pradesh Chemists and Druggist Association (‘MPCDA’), Indore Chemists Association (‘ICA’), Himalaya Drug Company (‘HDC’) and Intas Pharmaceuticals Limited (‘IPL’) along with some of their office bearers/officials to be in contravention of the provisions of the Competition Act, 2002 (‘Act’).

IPA asks AIIMS not to violate recruitment rules of pharmacists

  • Posted on: 1 May 2019
  • By: PharmaTutor News

Indian Pharmacists Association (IPA) strictly opposes use of the post name Dispensing Attendant instead of Pharmacist for recent recruitment advertisement by AIIMS Rishikesh. As per IPA, the advertisement No. 2019/153 by AIIMS Rishikesh is violating Pharmacy Act and Drugs and Cosmetic rules.

Indian have poor access to anticancer drugs : Study

  • Posted on: 26 April 2019
  • By: PharmaTutor News

Limited access to essential medicines for treating chronic diseases is a major challenge in low and middle-income countries. Although India is the largest manufacturer of generic medicines, there is a paucity of information on availability, price and affordability of essential anti-cancer medicines used for treating childhood cancers.

Increased risk of blood clots in lungs and death with higher dose of Xeljanz (tofacitinib) for rheumatoid arthritis: EMA

  • Posted on: 25 March 2019
  • By: Shalini.Sharma

EMA is advising healthcare professionals and patients not to exceed the recommended dose of Xeljanz (tofacitinib) when treating rheumatoid arthritis. The advice follows early results from an ongoing study (study A3921133) in patients with rheumatoid arthritis which showed an increased risk of blood clots in the lungs and death when the normal dose of 5 mg twice daily was doubled.

Health Ministry takes stock of the public health measures for controlling West Nile Virus

  • Posted on: 15 March 2019
  • By: Shalini.Sharma

A section of the media has reported that a seven year old boy from Malappuram District of Kerala is suffering from a West Nile Virus (WNV), a mosquito-borne disease, mostly reported in the continental United States. Union Minister of Health and Family Welfare is closely monitoring the situation and has spoken to the State Health Minister of Kerala in this regard. He has directed for all support to be extended to Kerala in its prevention and management.