Government News

Cabinet approves MoU between India and Indonesia in the field of pharmaceutical products, pharmaceutical substances, biological product and cosmetics regulatory functions

  • Posted on: 19 July 2018
  • By: Shalini.Sharma

The Union Cabinet chaired by the Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi has given its ex-post facto approval for the Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) between the Central Drugs Standard Control Organization (CDSCO), India and National Agency for Drug and Food Control (BPOM), Indonesia on cooperation in the field of pharmaceutical products, pharmaceutical substances, biological product and cosmetics regulatory functions.
The MoU was on signed on 29th May, 2018 in Jakarta.

Cabinet approves MoU between India and Cuba in the field of Traditional Systems of Medicine and Homeopathy

  • Posted on: 19 July 2018
  • By: Shalini.Sharma

The Union Cabinet chaired by Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi has given its ex-post facto approval for the Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) between India and Cuba on cooperation in the field of Traditional Systems of Medicine and Homeopathy.  The MoU was signed on 22.6.2018.

CDSCO proposal to include all implantable medical devices & other high end equipment under the definition of 'drug'

  • Posted on: 29 June 2018
  • By: Shalini.Sharma

The Central government has moved forward with its plan to bring all implantable medical devices and other critical medical equipment under the purview of Section 3 (b) (iv) of the Drugs and Cosmetics (D&C) Act 1940 to ensure quality and reliability.

Oxytocin manufacturing ban for domestic use to come into effect from 1st July 2018

  • Posted on: 29 June 2018
  • By: Shalini.Sharma

The Ministry of Health and Family Welfare has restricted the manufacture of Oxytocin formulations for domestic use to public sector only from 1st July 2018. It has also banned the import of Oxytocin and its formulations.
From 1st July 2018, no private manufacturer will be allowed to manufacture the drug for domestic use.

EMA and European Commission Guidance for pharmaceutical companies to prepare for UK’s withdrawal from EU

  • Posted on: 22 June 2018
  • By: Shalini.Sharma

The European Medicines Agency (EMA) and the European Commission have updated their guidance to help pharmaceutical companies prepare for the United Kingdom’s (UK) withdrawal from the European Union (EU).

MoU between India and Norway to extend health cooperation

  • Posted on: 22 June 2018
  • By: Shalini.Sharma

Ministry of Health and Family Welfare signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Government of Norway to extend the cooperation within health sector through the Norway India Partnership Initiative (NIPI) for a period of three years starting from 2018 to 2020, here.

CDSCO held meeting on introducing ‘trace and track’ mechanism for top 300 brands

  • Posted on: 19 June 2018
  • By: Shalini.Sharma

The Central Drugs Standard Control Organisation (CDSCO) has taken step to introduce an effective “trace and track” mechanism on  top 300 brands, which would be included in the initiative. The top 300 brands were identified on the basis of moving annual total (MAT) data.

Importance of India and Africa Strategic Partnerships to Build Health Innovations for Universal Health Coverage (UHC)

  • Posted on: 19 June 2018
  • By: Shalini.Sharma

In an endeavour to encourage health innovations in India and Africa, a conclave was organised by the Public Health Foundation of India (PHFI), Amref Africa, the Institute of Development Studies, UK (IDS UK), Indian Institute of Public Health Gandhinagar in partnership with NITI Aayog. This event was hosted at the GE Healthcare Centre in Bengaluru.

NIH plans to end funding for Moderate Alcohol and Cardiovascular Health trial

  • Posted on: 19 June 2018
  • By: Shalini.Sharma

The National Institutes of Health plans to end funding to Moderate Alcohol and Cardiovascular Health (MACH) trial. National Institute of Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA) funding for the MACH trial will end within the next few months following completion of an orderly closeout.

Separate rack for generic medicines in retail shop

  • Posted on: 14 June 2018
  • By: Shalini.Sharma

The central government has ordered pharmacies to display generic drugs on separate shelves so that consumers can opt for generic medicine to expensive brand name drugs.
Drug Comptroller General has issued a letter to all states and union territories to provide a shelf for display of generic medicines.

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