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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Tata Memorial Hospital hosts 4th National Conference on Tobacco or Health

Now, in order to discuss and examine the preventive strategies and precautionary measures being taken by the central and state government to curb to tobacco usage, Salaam Bombay Foundation in association with Tata Memorial Hospital, Action Council Against Tobacco, and Healis-Sekhsaria have come together to organise the ‘4th National Conference on Tobacco or Health.’ The […]

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Thane Police writes to Maha FDA, asks them to take action upon fake pharmacists 

Quite recently, The Maharashtra police arrested four pharmacists who were operating on a fake D.Pharm degree in the state, allegedly procured from a college in Delhi. As per the sources, degrees obtained from pharmacy colleges from Rajasthan, Chhattisgarh, Madhya Pradesh, and Uttar Pradesh are under the scanner The Thane Police has now written a letter […]

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FDA urges transport department to take stern action against gutka smugglers

The Food and Drug Department (FDA) of Maharashtra has written a letter to the state transport department seeking strict action against the truck owners who transport the illegal gutka. In the last six years, the FDA has seized gutka worth Rs 114.13 crores rupees In order to curb the illegal gutka and flavoured supari sale […]

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CAG raps FDA over substandard drugs

CAG raps FDA over substandard drugs

The country’s top auditor has found the state’s food and drug watchdog slacking on the job as it thoroughly neglected its basic responsibility of checking consumables and cosmetics for quality through regular tests and inspections. A report tabled by the CAG in the state legislature on Wednesday revealed that the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) allowed pharmacies […]

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Soon: 12 more medical devices to be capped?

  Since, these medical devices are being sold at an extra rate without MRP, patients are subjected to additional financial burden. Owing to which, Girish Bapat, Cabinet Minister for Food and Drugs Administration and Girish Mahajan, Minister of Medical Education has put forth their demand to the centre. On January 20, a meeting was conducted between the […]

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CAG raps FDA over substandard drugs

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

This 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. […]

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Doctors and pharmacists face-off on generic medicines

According to Maharashtra Registered Pharmacists Association, doctors purposely avoid prescribing generic medicines. Kailas Tandle, president, Maharashtra Registered Pharmacists Association said, “MMC has written a letter to the doctors urging them to prescribe generic medicines. Before this, central government also gave a letter. Still, few doctors avoid prescribing it.” According to the Maharashtra Medical Council’s letter, […]

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Pune FDA keeps a check on food products ahead of Diwali

The Food and Drugs Administration (FDA), Pune seized Rs 13 lakh worth of food products ahead of Diwali in Pune district. The FDA officials have cautioned consumers against adulterated food products such as khawa and have questioned the hygiene standard of home-made ‘faral’ for Diwali. They has also urged home-made ‘faral’ makers to enrol with […]

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- Maha, first state in the country to include medical devices in the NLEM

Maha, first state in the country to include medical devices in the NLEM

The state government is now going to make a permanent arbitration to curb the unethical practices which take place in the hospital. The government has decided to fix the cost of the heart surgery equipments. For this, the government has decided to include 12 medical devices required for cardiac surgery in the national list of […]

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