Government set to regulate medical implants and devices in India

Come April 2020, the sale, manufacture and import of eight more types of critical medical devices will be regulated by the government to check the supply of faulty equipment The union government in a notification issued on Friday, February 08, 2019 said that medical devices, all implantable devices, CT Scan, PET and MRI equipment, defibrillators, […]

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Polio vaccine: ‘Maharashtra is safe,’assures state health minister

Ahead of a polio dose day, Maharashtra health minister has clarified doubts regarding the status of polio vaccine in Maharashtra. The use of virus infected polio vaccine produced by a certain company has been stopped in the state as per the directions of the central government. While speaking to the press, state health minister, Dr […]

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Health ministry directs states, UT’s to furnish data of the contaminated polio vaccine

The union health ministry has directed all the states and the union territories to furnish information about the contaminated Polio vaccine. The ministry has asked for the information about the stock of batches B100318 supplied by a Ghaziabad based company. The polio vaccine supplied by this company was found to be contaminated with polio 2 […]

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Contaminated batch of polio vaccine was not sent to Maha, clarifies state health min

Giving detail information in this regard Dr Sawant said that the World Health Organization (WHO) is cooperating in India for polio survey as per the international quality parameters. As a part of this survey, sewage water samples from 45 places in different states including Maharashtra were collected. These samples were examined in five recognised laboratories […]

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Drug controller begins investigation in polio virus vaccine contamination case

The Central Drug Standard Control Organisation (CDSCO) has begun an investigation into the recent polio dose virus case. The three-member team constituted by the CDSCO will investigate the possible cause of contamination in the poliovirus Recently, polio vaccines contaminated with a strain of type 2 virus were found in some batches of the oral vaccine […]

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Johnson & Johnson’s faulty hip implants: Centre constitutes committee to decide quantum of compensation

A government panel has recommended that Johnson & Johnson (J&J) pay compensation of at least $28,500 (approximately Rs 20 lakhs) to each Indian patient who suffered from artificial hip implants the U.S. healthcare firm recalled eight years ago. The ASR hip implants were recalled in 2010, after data suggested they failed at a higher-than-expected rate. […]

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Central govt committee asks Johnson & Johnson to compensate patients over faulty implants

On the issue of J&J’s hip implant devices, manufactured by its subsidiary DePuy Orthopaedics Inc, Central Drugs Standard Control Organisation (CDSCO), has made the report public by putting it on its website which it had submitted to the government in February 2018. After over a year of deliberation, the Central Drugs Standard Control Organisation’s (CDSCO’s) […]

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