IPC revisits pharma hub after two decades
After a long gap of 23 years, Ahmedabad will be hosting the knowledge driven mega event --the '61st Indian Pharmaceutical Congress' --at the Nirma University from December 11 to 13
Pharmacist holds key in building trust on drugs
Ethically bound by the pharmaceutical code of conduct, pharmaceutical industry and hence the pharmacists are morally committed to provide standard, safe and effective medicines to the patients.
Building trust in safety & efficacy of medicines
The modern medicine with proper scientific background is intented to solve all health related problems and promises a healthy life for all.
Pvt pharmacies: Neglected link in medicines safety
Medicines are the most commonly used form of health care treatment throughout the world.
Proactive pharmacovigilance vital for drug safety
The acknowledgement of the significance of Adverse Drug Reporting (ADR) is critical for India in the interest of the patients.
Core characteristics needed for successful film coating
Coating of pharmaceutical products is a process which is more than 300 year old.
Challenges of modern day community pharmacy practice
Dispensing of prescriptions is the primary duty of community pharmacies and remains their core activity.
Suggestions for better community pharmacy practices
As India is fast becoming a major pharma player on the global scene, the need to improve pharmacy practices on professional scales cannot be ignored nor delayed.
An overview of pharma education in India
Pharmacy profession in India is poised for a quantum leap.
Passing clouds or warning signals?
This has nothing to do with recent global recession.
Trends in training & challenges in industry
Training is a very important cog in the wheel of any company that wishes to succeed.
Balancing self interest & patient's need
Like every other professions, the medical profession as well as the pharmaceutical sales and marketing profession, have undergone radical changes in ethics.
Combating the menace of counterfeit drug terrorism
Times of India had reported that in June 2009 that Nigeria’s drug regulatory authority had seized a large consignment of fake anti- malarial drugs that were made in China but stamped “Made in India”.
Good Distribution Practices in pharma industry
Like Good Manufacturing Practices (GMPs), Good Distribution Practices (GDPs) play a vital role in pharmaceutical supply chain management.
Genesis of Pre-grant Oppositions & its current status
The Patents Act, 1970, as amended in 2005, with active participation from the “law-makers” in the floor of the House, introduced the provision for Pre-grant Opposition, for the first time in India.
Growth options for global pharma industry
The global pharmaceutical industry is passing through one of the leanest growth phases due to a variety of reasons. Being a highly R&D based industrial segment, the discovery and development of new drugs
An overview of biopharmaceutical industry in India
The medical drug (proteins including antibodies, nucleic acids, DNA, RNA or antisense oligonucleotides) produced using biotechnology is called biopharmaceutical.
Opportunities in pharma SEZs: A perspective
The Indian pharma industry has traditionally been a huge net foreign exchange earner for the country. With exports in year 2008-09 at Rs 30000 cr and imports at Rs 6500cr, it shows a very healthy trade
Changing clinical research regulatory scenario in India
Over the last five years India has become a preferred destination for global trials. This globalization has brought challenge of compliance to global regulatory and ethical norms.
Placebo-controlled clinical trials & ethical concerns
India has become a key destination for global clinical trials. Clinical trials are the most significant direct cost -related to drug discovery and development which requires on an average around seven years.
Drug chirality in the 20th century
Chirality is widespread in nature and is fundamental to life. It arises from straightforward geometry - any object that lacks inverse symmetry can exist in two distinguishable mirror images, called enantiomers.
Regulatory framework for stem cell research in India
India has seen tremendous growth in stem cell business in the recent past. Stem cell therapies hold a great promise for improving human health by supporting and curing several ailments.
Stem cell research at a critical stage of growth
Considering the health needs of the country marked by sharp growth of non-communicable diseases such as diabetes, cardiovascular diseases and cancer, the still emerging field of regenerative medicines in general and stem cell
Rotating electrical connectors
Progressive Engineers is the sole distributor of Mercotac rotating electrical connectors in India. Mercotac connectors are highly acceptable because of its uniqueness compared to slip rings.
Generic markets propel forex earnings growth
With strong growth in global generic market, the 30 leading pharmaceutical companies in India, with export earnings of over Rs 150 crore, have put up better export performance during the year 2008-09.
AMBICA® thrust on customer satisfaction
Owing to its reputation for making superior quality, maintenance free machines and innovative designs,AMBICA® Pharma Machines Pvt. Ltd. (Formerly known as AMBICA® Machine Tools Co)
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