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Patanjali Gets DIHAR Seabuckthorn Technologies Licence

New Delhi (ABC Live):Defence Institute of High Altitude Research (DIHAR), Leh has signed a licensing  agreement with M/s Patanjali Ayurved Ltd., on 23rd August 2015 for Transfer of its Seabuckthorn based technologies for manufacturing and marketing of these herbal food supplements. The criteria for selection of company is based on the ability of company to absorb the technology and undertake ... Read More »

Heart Stents to Come Under Prices Control Order

New Delhi (ABC Live): Prices Control Order :The India Government is considering control/reduce the prices of medical equipments like stent catheter and implants. A meeting of Committee of Secretaries, to discuss the mechanism for a separate price control order and a separate vertical within National Pharmaceutical Pricing Authority (NPPA) for medical devices, was held under the Chairmanship of Cabinet Secretary. ... Read More »

AYUSH Councils Aims New Drugs Discovery

New Delhi (ABC Live): There are four Research Councils under the Ministry of AYUSH Councils for Research in Ayurvedic Sciences (CCRAS), Central Council for Research in Unani Medicines (CCRUM), Central Council for Research in Siddha (CCRS) and Central Council for Research in Homoeopathy (CCRH) with the mandate to undertake research towards discovery of new drugs under AYUSH systems of medicine. ... Read More »

Ayurvedic Homoeopathy Pharmacopoeia Aims Quality Drugs

New Delhi (ABC Live): Ayurvedic Homoeopathy Pharmacopoeia: Manufacturing of Ayurvedic drugs in the country is regulated under the provisions of Chapter IVA of the Drugs & Cosmetics Act, 1940 and the Rules framed thereunder. Rule 158-B of the Drugs & Cosmetics Rules, 1945 specifically prescribes the guidelines and requirements licensing of various categories of Ayurvedic products. Adherence to the quality ... Read More »

India Notifies National AYUSH Mission

New Delhi (ABC Live):Government of India has approved and notified National AYUSH Mission (NAM) on 29th  September 2014 in the States/UTs during 12th Plan. The basic objective of NAM is to promote AYUSH medical systems through cost effective AYUSH services, strengthening of educational institutions, facilitate the enforcement of quality control of Ayurveda, Siddha and Unani& Homoeopathy (ASU&H) drugs and sustainable availability ... Read More »

RBI Clarifies Its Stand on Clean Note Policy

New Delhi (ABC Live): Clean Note Policy: The Reserve Bank of India has today denied having issued a communication circulating on social media alerting members of public that banks will not accept currency notes with scribbling on them from January 1, 2016. The Reserve Bank has reiterated that all currency notes issued by it are legal tender and banks and ... Read More »

Antibiotic Drug Resistance Comes under ICMR Scanner

New Delhi (ABC Live): Antibiotic drug resistance is developed in the micro-organisms. ICMR is carrying out surveillance of drug resistance to antibiotics through its Antimicrobial Resistance Surveillance Research Network (AMRSN) in six pathogenic groups (i) Diarrhoeagenic bacterial organisms (ii) Enteric fever pathogens (iii) Enterobacteriaceaecausing sepsis (iv) Gram negative Non-fermenters (v) Gram positives including MRSA (vi) Fungal infections. The data is being collected from CMC, Vellore, JIPMER, Puducherry, ... Read More »

NOTTO Gears Up Efforts for Human Organs Transplants

New Delhi (ABC Live): National Organ and Tissue Transplant Organization (NOTTO) has been set up to maintain this registry based on the information received from the transplant/retrieval hospitals and other related organizations. The National registry has been launched on 27-11-2015. As per Transplantation of Human Organs and Tissue Act, 1994 (as amended), the Central Government has been given the mandate to maintain National ... Read More »

Know Rashtriya Arogya Nidhi for Poor Population

New Delhi (ABC Live): The Rashtriya Arogya Nidhi (RAN) has been set up vide Resolution No. F-7-2/96-Fin-II dated 13/1/1997 and registered under the Society Registration Act, 1860, as a Society. The RAN was set up to provide financial assistance to patients, living below poverty line and who are suffering from major life threatening diseases, to receive medical treatment at any ... Read More »

DPCO 2013 Caps Prices on 530 Medicines

New Delhi (ABC Live):Pursuant to the announcement of National Pharmaceutical Pricing Policy, 2012, the Government has notified Drugs (Prices Control) Order, 2013 (DPCO, 2013) on 15/05/2013.  All the medicines specified in the national List of Essential Medicines 2011 (NLEM) have been included in the First Schedule of DPCO, 2013 and brought under price control. Out of total 680 NLEM medicines ... Read More »