Maha: FDA starts inquiry over pharmacists working at multiple drugstores

The Maharashtra Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has taken notices of cases, wherein certain pharmacist are working at more than one drugstore. This is not allowed under the rules of the FDA. If found guilty, a stringent action will be taken upon those who have broken the rules

Maha: FDA starts inquiry over pharmacists working at multiple drugstoresThe 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 […]

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

The incidence of oral cancer is increasing across the country. Also while the ratio of people smoking cigarettes has declined, the number of people consuming smokeless tobacco products has increased

Tata Memorial Hospital hosts 4th National Conference on Tobacco or HealthNow, 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 […]

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

As the scope of investigation in connection with the bogus pharmacist racket widens. The Maharashtra Police has written a letter to the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to act against the fake pharmacists

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 […]

FDA urges transport department to take stern action against gutka smugglers

Although the sale of gutka and flavoured supari sale is in banned in Maharashtra, gutkha has been smuggled in from neighbouring states

FDA urges transport department to take stern action against gutka smugglersThe 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 […]

CAG raps FDA over substandard drugs

The laxity of Maharashtra’s Food and Drugs Administration (FDA) exposed people to inferior quality drugs between 2012 and 2017. A Comptroller and Auditor General (CAG) of India report revealed that delay in recalling 25 per cent of drugs marked Not of Standard Quality (NSQ) exposed public to health risk. About 1,006 cases of sub-standard drugs were reported between 2012 and 2017, but FDA failed to recall most of these drugs

CAG raps FDA over substandard drugsThe 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 […]

Soon: 12 more medical devices to be capped?

Soon, The cost of medical equipment for heart, cancer and eye surgery will be reduced. To enable the patients to procure medical devices at an affordable rate, the state has demanded the National Pharmaceutical Pricing Authority (NPPA) to include these in the National List of Essential Medicines (NLEM). The NPPA is positively thinking on the government's demand, informed the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) officials

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 […]

‘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. […]

Doctors and pharmacists face-off on generic medicines

To make medicines affordable for common man, the government has also given the option of generic medicines. Owing to which, Maharashtra Medical Council (MMC) has written a letter to doctors by urging them to prescribe generic medicines in bold letter, along with branded. Still, the doctors don’t follow it. Even, PM Narendra Modi had asked patients to use generic medicines

Doctors and pharmacists face-off on generic medicinesAccording 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, […]

Pune FDA keeps a check on food products ahead of Diwali

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 have also urged home-made ‘faral’ makers to enrol with the FDA as a precautionary measure

Pune FDA keeps a check on food products ahead of DiwaliThe 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 […]

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

The cost of medical devices will be fixed at an affordable rate. 12 medical devices related to cardiac surgery and lenses will be included in the national list of essential medicines (NLEM). It will be mandatory to make the information easily available for the patients. To make the information easily available for the patients, the cost of the medicines will be displayed on the board outside the hospital

Maha, first state in the country to include medical devices in the NLEMThe 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 […]