Drugs Current Affairs - 2019

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Drugs and Clinical Trials Rules, 2019

The Union Ministry for Health and Family Welfare has notified the Drugs and Clinical Trials Rules, 2019 with an aim to promote clinical research in the country. Features of the New Rules The new rules reduce the time for approving applications to 30 days for drugs manufactured in India and 90 days for those developed Read More…

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Eight medical Equipment as Drugs by the Health Ministry

The government has notified the following eight medical equipments as Drugs after consultation with the Drugs Technical Advisory Board: All implantable devices. CT scan. PET equipment. MRI equipment. Defibrillators. Dialysis machines. Bone marrow separators. X-ray machine. The notification has been made under Section 3 of the Drugs and Cosmetics Act, with effect from April 1, Read More…

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Government notifies four commonly used medical devices as drugs

Union Ministry of Health & Family Welfare has notified four medical devices including blood pressure monitors, nebulisers, digital thermometers and glucometers as drugs under Drugs and Cosmetics Act, 1940. The decision will enable the government to ensure their quality and performance. Drug Controller General of India (DCGI) will regulate import, manufacture and sale of these Read More…

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Government extends anti-narcotics scheme for 3 more years

The Union Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) has extended the Anti-Narcotics Scheme for 3 more years to combat illicit trafficking in drugs and psychotropic substances. Anti-Narcotics Scheme The scheme was first launched in October 2004 for period of five years. It was later extended twice in subsequent years. It aims to assist states and Union Read More…

Month:  Categories: Governance & PoliticsGovernment Schemes & Projects

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Government constitute committee to make drugs more affordable

The Union Ministry of Chemicals and Fertilisers has constituted a committee of joint secretaries for ensuring enhanced affordability, availability and accessibility of drugs for the citizens. The committee will suggest ways to make pricing policy in favour of poor patients. Terms of reference of the committee The committee will review the scope of Drugs (Price Read More…

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Health Ministry inaugurates country’s first AMRIT outlet at AIIMS in New Delhi

Union Ministry of Health & Family Welfare has opened country’s first Affordable Medicines and Reliable Implants for Treatment (AMRIT) outlet at AIIMS in New Delhi to sell drugs at highly discounted rates. The retail outlet was inaugurated by Union Health Minister J P Nadda at AIIMS campus in New Delhi under the AMRIT programme which Read More…

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South Asian Sub-Regional Drug Focal Point meeting begins in New Delhi

Sub-Regional Drug Focal Point Meeting and Colombo Plan Drug Advisory Programme (CPDAP), South Asia under the Drug Demand Reduction (DDR) Expert Group Consultation has begun in New Delhi. The three-day meeting was inaugurated by Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh which has been organised by Narcotics Control Bureau (NCB). Key facts Main objective is to review Read More…

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