Healthy Maharashtra: ‘Make people aware of the importance of abiding by laws’

India is a young nation, and the youth are the building blocks of the country. They contribute to the nation’s strength, development and play a pivotal role in nation-building. Stronger the youth, more prosperous is the nation. Healthy youth can build a healthy nation. And, to build a Healthy Maharashtra, we need to focus on […]

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‘Acute Kidney Injury’ warning a must on antacid medicines: Drug controller

Soon, Proton Pump Inhibitors (PPIs) formulation manufactures will have to incorporate ‘Acute Kidney Injury’ warning on its packages. A majority of people suffer from gas and heartburn regularly. It is so common that we tend to take an anti-acidity pill without consulting a doctor. We don’t think about the possible side effects of the medicine […]

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Chemical found in toothpaste, soap may double women’s chances of osteoporosis

Chemical in soaps, toothpaste, hand sanitisers tied to osteoporosis risk among women

Triclosan, a chemical commonly added to a myriad of consumer products to kill bacteria, may be bad for women’s bones, a new study suggests. Women exposed to triclosan, may be more likely to develop osteoporosis than women who don’t have this exposure. Triclosan has been widely used for years as an antimicrobial agent in consumer […]

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Health ministry approves to deployment of police force for protection of drug enforcement officers

In its 57th meeting, the DCC recommended that police force should be deployed along with drug enforcement officers while they are on duty so that they can be protected against attacks from drug dealers. The committee stated that they have several cases which have come to light where the life and safety of drug regulators […]

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Maha: FDA starts inquiry over pharmacists working at multiple drugstores

The Maharashtra Food and Drugs Administration (FDA) has begun an inquiry against 79 pharmacists, who are allegedly working in many chemists shops. According to the FDA, if the pharmacist is found guilty during the inquiry, strict action will be taken against them. As per the rules, a pharmacist cannot lend his degree to others and […]

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MTP pills are still easily available online: Pune chemist complains to FDA

In order to check the ground reality of this situation, the Vice President of the Pune Chemist Association decided to conduct a small experiment to know whether this is true, and to know for himself; if these MTP pills are indeed available online. Vivek Tapkir went on a well-known online platform and placed an order […]

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Maha: Soon, restaurants to display a ‘calorie chart’ for patrons

Soon, the restaurants in Maharashtra will have to display a signboard mentioning the calorie content in food items The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Maharashtra has sent a final proposal of the draft to the government Sources say the government is expected to take a final decision in a month’s time. In the first phase, […]

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Mumbai: FDA seizes e-cigarettes worth Rs 1 lakh

In May, this year, the state joined nearly a dozen other states in India to ban the electronic nicotine delivery system (ENDS) that include e-cigarettes, vape, e-hookah and heat-not-burn devices among others. The FDA had taken the decision keeping in mind the growing evidence that ENDS may be as harmful as conventional tobacco products and […]

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Maha: FDA to hold meeting with principals to inform them about ‘Healthy Menu’ in school, college canteens

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Maharashtra is conducting a workshop to educate schools on how a ‘Healthy Menu’ should be prepared in the canteen. The first-of-its-kind program in Maharashtra will be organised on July 18, in Thane. Principals of more than 100 schools and colleges will be participating in the workshop. Renowned chefs, nutritionist […]

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8,100 persons convicted for food adulteration in the last three years, reveals govt data

Adulterated food is a big menace in India. It is a known fact that food adulteration is hazardous for human life. As such kind of food can take a toll on the human body. The government takes various measure to curtail and curb food adulteration in the country. Milk and food products are among the […]

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