22February2017

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Health ministry survey
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An astounding 1,850 drugs ‘not of standard quality’ in health ministry survey

Rohit Shishodia
 India’s health ministry had entrusted the work to carry out a survey to probe the extent of problems of ‘spurious and not of standard quality drugs’ to the National Institute of Biologicals (NIB), Noida. NIB has submitted its report to the health ministry.

Dr. Rakhi Maiwall, Associate Professor, ILBS, New Delhi.
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Administer Immunoglobulin to newborn if mother is hepatitis+

Navdeep Nandre
 “Immunoglobulin (a medicine) should be given to a newborn child, whose mother is hepatitis+,” says Dr. Rakhi Maiwall, Associate Professor, Institute of Liver and Biliary Sciences (ILBS), New Delhi.

Ayurvedic anti-diabetic drug
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CSIR launches ayurvedic anti-diabetic drug BGR-34

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BGR-34 has been developed by the National Botanical Research Institute (NBRI) and Central Institute for Medicinal and Aromatic Plants (CIMAP), both located in Lucknow. The Drug is aimed for managing diabetes.

The Pharmacy Council of India
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Hardly Any Pharmacist Inspectors to Check Dispensing Chemists

DTMT Network
There are instances when people with other or less qualifications dispense drugs in medical stores, that too without proper prescription.

OTC tablets have multiple side effects
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OTC tablets have multiple side effects, warn experts

BS RAWAT

NEW DELHI: Painkillers and Over-the-Counter’ (OTC) pills that will keep your skin younger, increase your height, keep your waist thinner, control conception or even abortion pills have side effects. While you may not think twice before taking these OTC tablets to get instant relief from pain, look young or get taller, what you do not know is that they carry multiple side effects.

Health and Medicine News
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Aspirin May Reduce Risk of Bile Duct Cancer

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A recent study has shown that the use of Aspirin is associated with reduced risk of developing Bile Duct Cancer.

The Bile Duct collects Bile from the liver which helps in digestion. Its cancer generally occurs after the age of 50.