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 […]

#EndTB: Pharmacists to get Rs 1,000 for treating TB patients

With an aim to eradicate tuberculosis, the union government has undertaken a decision to provide monetary incentives to doctors and pharmacist who treat TB patients. Per case doctors will be allotted Rs 500, while pharmacist will be allotted Rs 1,000. My Medical Mantra spoke to Dr Sunil Khaparde; Deputy Director General of central TB division regarding what is India’s strategy to fight against tuberculosis

#EndTB: Pharmacists to get Rs 1,000 for treating TB patientsIndia continues to have the highest number of tuberculosis (TB) cases in the world, stated the Global TB Report 2017 released by World Health Organization (WHO). 4 lakh people die due to TB every year 29 lakh new TB cases are diagnosed per year Elimination of TB is a mammoth task set before the union […]

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 […]

Pharmacists gear up to fight cancer

Maharashtra’s pharmacists are trying their best to eradicate TB. Now, the pharmacists have come forward to fight cancer. The Indian Cancer Society and the Indian Pharmaceutical Association have signed an agreement to create awareness among people about cancer. Under this agreement, pharmacists in Mumbai and Maharashtra are being trained

Pharmacists gear up to fight cancerAround 75 chemists of Kalyan’s Chemist And Druggist Association participated in a programme to fight against cancer. Dr Amol Wankhede of the Indian Cancer Society trained them about cancer. On the occasion of the ‘World Cancer Day’, the chemists will be briefed about cancer. For this, the Cancer Society has printed brochures and banners. Speaking […]

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, […]

Post GST 78 per cent medicines to remain unaffected, affirms NPPA

NPPA’s twitter handle assured that complaints regarding traded drugs will be entertained; this twitter handle will accept and register specific and actionable complaints regarding non availability of any drug for follow up

Post GST 78 per cent medicines to remain unaffected, affirms NPPAContrary to reports that Goods and Service Tax (GST) will make medicines expensive, the National Pharmacists Pricing Authority (NPPA) tweeted on their official handle, Prices of approximately 78 per cent of all actively used and traded drugs in the country are going to remain unaffected post GST. Prices of approximately 78% of all actively used […]

Chemist across India to observe one-day strike today

Chemist to observe one-day strike to protest against the government's plan to introduce e-portal to regulate the sale of medicines. Chemist organisation that called strike ensures emergency services are not hit, keep at least 19 medical shops open. Even medical shops in hospitals to remain open

Chemist across India to observe one-day strike todayChemists across India will remain unavailable for twenty hours from today (May 30) to protest against the government’s plan to introduce e-portal to regulate the sale of medicines. They will remain shut till the end of the day. While speaking to My Medical Mantra, Jagannath Shinde, President of All India Organisation of Chemists and Druggists (AIOCD) — […]