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Publication: Nai Duniya

Headline: Protect the patients from spurious drug  marketing

Date: 04 October 2011

   

Publication: Business Standard (Hindi)

Headline: What to say about statistics

Date: 04 October 2011

   

Publication: Jansatta

Headline: Seminar on Spurious drugs

Date: 04 October 2011

   

Publication: Shah Times

Headline: President inaugurating Seminar on Spurious drugs

Date: 04 October 2011

   

Publication: Virat Vibah

Headline: Check on pharmacy imperative

Date: 04 October 2011

   

Online Link:http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/india/Kalam-suggests-ways-to-fight-spurious-drugs-menace/articleshow/10223554.cms

Headline: Kalam suggests ways to fight spurious drugs menace

Date: 04 October 2011

NEW DELHI: Former President APJ Abdul Kalam has called upon the Indian Pharma industries to follow "good manufacturing practices", and suggested various measures including certification of chemists and drug stores, to check the menace of spurious and sub-standard medicines. Speaking at a discussion on Spurious Medicines, the former President said the only way to combat such a serious menace is by adopting science and technology measures.

"There are several science and technology measures, which have been successfully developed and are cost effective. These technologies can be easily integrated to provide a viable solution to the menace. "These innovations can be the change agent to defeat social criminals who blatantly duplicate products wrongfully, causing great harm to people at large," he said.

Kalam also suggested a series of measures to tackle the menace in the country, which included introduction of a system of certification of chemist and drug stores in cities and districts by independent agencies. He also suggested that all pharma companies be advised by the chemical and fertilizer ministryto share all technological knowledge available with them without any reservation with other authorized producers, so that genuine medicines can be traced. He called upon the health ministry to take help of institutions like the Partnership for Safe Medicines India for designing the formats and creation of website for seeking information from different stakeholders. The formats must be so designed that they are able to bring out the quantified data on spurious medicines with ease, he said, adding that multi-pronged action like this will create a national awareness among various stakeholders in the country and enable eradication of spurious drugs menace for our industry in a time bound manner.

 
   

Online Link:http://news.bioscholar.com/2011/10/monitor-cases-treated-for-using-fake-drugs-kalam.html

Headline: Monitor cases treated for using fake drugs: Kalam

Date: 04 October 2011

Public and private sector hospitals should report to the health ministry the number of patients who seek treatment for adverse effects of spurious medicines, former president A.P.J. Abdul Kalam said Monday.
“The ministry of health and family welfare should tell the public and private sector hospitals to report the cases where people suffer due to ill-effects of consuming spurious or fake drugs,” Kalam said here at a national consultation organised by not-for-profit organisation Partnership for Safe Medicines.
Chinese and Indian drug makers manufacture more than 80 percent of the active ingredients in drugs sold worldwide.
“There is a lack of adequate monitoring system in India. Drugs controllers and inspection agencies need to effectively monitor the cases which have been detected in different states,” Kalam added.
While the deputy drugs controller general of India (DCGI) said the rate of production of spurious medicines ranged between 0.3-0.4 percent, experts from the health sector said the figure was higher considering the situation in rural areas.
“Individually, it is very difficult for the drugs controllers to reach the remote parts and catch the manufacturers of counterfeit drugs. We really need help from police for crackdown on fake drugs companies,” said Deputy DGCI D. Roy.

 
   

Online Link:http://news.bioscholar.com/2011/10/monitor-cases-treated-for-using-fake-drugs-kalam.html

Headline:Monitor cases treated for using fake drugs: Kalam

Date: 04 October 2011

 

New Delhi, Oct 3 (IANS) Public and private sector hospitals should report to the health ministry the number of patients who seek treatment for adverse effects of spurious medicines, former president A.P.J. Abdul Kalam said Monday.
'The ministry of health and family welfare should tell the public and private sector hospitals to report the cases where people suffer due to ill-effects of consuming spurious or fake drugs,' Kalam said here at a national consultation organised by not-for-profit organisation Partnership for Safe Medicines.
Chinese and Indian drug makers manufacture more than 80 percent of the active ingredients in drugs sold worldwide.
'There is a lack of adequate monitoring system in India. Drugs controllers and inspection agencies need to effectively monitor the cases which have been detected in different states,' Kalam added.
While the deputy drugs controller general of India (DCGI) said the rate of production of spurious medicines ranged between 0.3-0.4 percent, experts from the health sector said the figure was higher considering the situation in rural areas.
'Individually, it is very difficult for the drugs controllers to reach the remote parts and catch the manufacturers of counterfeit drugs. We really need help from police for crackdown on fake drugs companies,' said Deputy DGCI D. Roy.

 
   
   

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