Chemists soon to go on strike over e-pharmacy issue?

The Chemist and Pharmacist associations are at loggerheads with the union government over the issue of e-pharmacy. In the past various chemist and pharmacist organisation have gone on strike in regards with the e-pharmacy issue. But the government has not paid heed to their demands. Now the All India and Druggist Association will soon be holding a meeting to decide whether they should go on an indefinite strike

Chemists soon to go on strike over e-pharmacy issue?The central government has prepared a law draft over e-pharmacy and is considering to bring it in for debate in the current Lok Sabha session. If this draft, becomes an act then it will legitimise and give e-pharmacist and equal footing when compared to other chemist shops. The All India Chemist and Druggist Association and […]

Empower us to substitute branded medicines with generic drugs: Pharmacists to Health Minister

The Maharashtra Registered Pharmacist Association has demanded that the Health Ministry should empower them to substitute generics with branded medicines. Also, the pharmacists have suggested the government revise the Drug and Cosmetic Act, 1940, to supply cheaper medicines to the common people

Empower us to substitute branded medicines with generic drugs: Pharmacists to Health MinisterThe Maharashtra Registered Pharmacist Association (MRPA) has written a letter to the Union Health Minister JP Nadda. The pharmacists have demanded to allow them to give generic medicine to the patients as a substitute for branded drugs. Generic drugs are cheaper compared to the branded drugs and are available in the market. A few days […]

Mumbai: FDA cracks whip against 410 ‘irregular’ chemist shops

The Food and Drug Administration has cracked the whip against 410 irregular drug shops in the city. The FDA has cancelled licenses of 121 chemists who have been found violating the government's orders

Mumbai: FDA cracks whip against 410 ‘irregular’ chemist shopsFrom April 2017 to March 2018, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has taken stern actions against 410 retail and wholesale chemist shops in Mumbai. Of which, FDA has suspended the licenses of 208 retail drug shops and has revoked licenses of 38 chemists over the violation of government’s order. While 81 wholesale drug dealers, […]

Health Ministry: Red band with warning on scheduled drugs mandatory

The health ministry has through a government notification issued on April 26, 2018 has sought to make changes on the printing of a medical strip which issue warnings for Schedule G , Schedule H, Schedule X, Schedule H1 prescription drugs. It will contain a red block with black letters stating the caution or warning. The new changes on these drugs will come into effect on November 01, 2018

Health Ministry: Red band with warning on scheduled drugs mandatoryThese new guidelines will have to followed by every drug manufacturing company. The central government had earlier invited objections and suggestions for the same on November 03, 2017. In 2016, India’s drug industry has opposed the union health ministry’s proposal to make a red band mandatory with black letters on packaging labels of prescription-only drugs, […]

Maharashtra: Chemist association launches medical app to integrate healthcare services

Medipta app helps you maintain complete and organised records of your medical history like prescriptions, doctor consultation summary, diagnostic reports. Currently the app is available in three languages. It aims to digitise retailers, distributors and the pharmaceutical sector

Maharashtra: Chemist association launches medical app to integrate healthcare servicesThe Maharashtra State Chemists and Druggist Association (MSCDA) and Medipta, a medical services aggregator announced their collaboration in Mumbai. Medipta is India’s first such innovative app which connects patients, doctors, diagnostic labs and chemists and every entity in the healthcare industry. Madan Yerawar, Minister of State Food and Drug Administration officially launched Medipta. Jagannath Shinde, […]

Mumbai: TB experts and pharmacist meet to discuss #EndTB strategy

On Saturday, the Indian Pharmaceutical Association had organised a DOTS TB project program. At the event, TB experts, pharmacist, policy makers deliberated regarding how the menace of TB can be cured and what kind of polices can be introduced to benefit TB patients

Mumbai: TB experts and pharmacist meet to discuss #EndTB strategyTuberculosis (TB) was responsible for 1.7 million deaths in 2016, despite most cases being curable. Over 10 million people contract TB every year. WHO South-East Asia Region, which hosts about one-fourth of the global population, shares a disproportionate 46% global TB disease burden. India continues to have the highest number of tuberculosis (TB) cases in […]

Ban online pharmacy ads, Pharmacy Council Of India writes to DCGI

Though, selling medicines online has been banned. An advertisement is being aired on the television, since few days. So, the Pharmacy Council Of India has written a letter to the Drug Controller General of India (DCGI) to take an immediate action against the same. The Pharmacy Association demanded that the advertise which tarnishes the image of the pharmacist should be banned

Ban online pharmacy ads, Pharmacy Council Of India writes to DCGIAs per the letter: Advertising for online pharmacy is illegal. In this ad, the patient is making fun of the pharmacist and the chemists. Patients do not like purchasing medicines from local chemist. Maharashtra Registered Pharmacists Association has opposed the ad. On December 10, the association had written to Smriti Irani, Information and  Broadcasting Minister  […]

Delhi: CM Kejriwal pays a surprise visit at govt hospital

On Thursday, Arvind Kejriwal, the Delhi Chief Minister paid a surprise visit at GTB Hospital to check whether the health services of the government are being properly delivered to patients

Delhi: CM Kejriwal pays a surprise visit at govt hospital“Made a surprise visit of GTB Hospital. Long queues at pharmacy. Need to increase no of counters n pharmacists. Shortage of ultrasound machines,” read his tweet. Apart from visiting the hospital, the Chief Minister also interacted with the relatives of the patients. During this time, he asked whether the patients were facing any problems during […]

No full strip: Buy medicines as per your need, says FDA

For two or three tablets, the chemists tell buyers to buy a whole packet. Owing to which, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has written a letter to the Drug Controller General of India and requested that medicines should be given as per the buyer’s requirement

No full strip: Buy medicines as per your need, says FDAAs per the Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA) guidelines: Chemists should give the exact quantity of the medicines prescribed by the doctors. One cannot be forced to buy an entire medicine strip. Due to which, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has written a letter to the Drug Controller General of India and requested that medicines […]

‘AC’ must in chemists shop: FDA’s order irks chemists

According to Food and Drug Administration’s rule, to maintain the quality of the medicines and the chemical reactions in it, AC should be switched on in the chemist shop and the temperature should be maintained at 25 degree celsius. But, since this rule is not followed by the chemists, FDA has started taking action against them

‘AC’ must in chemists shop: FDA’s order irks chemistsThis decision of the FDA has received flake from the chemists and druggists. In Mumbai, the climate keeps on changing. Why there is a need of switching on the AC, during the monsoon and the winter? Is the question asked by the chemists and druggists. In public hospitals, there is no facility of the Ac. […]