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Excipients in Medications May Trigger Adverse Reactions in Some Patients

Excipients in Medications May Trigger Adverse Reactions in Some Patients
 
An oral drug product contains both the active pharmaceutical ingredient (API) as well as a mixture of inactive ingredients, or excipients. Inactive ingredients are used to alter the physical properties of a medication, while the API is intended to produce the desired pharmaceutical effect of the agent. Excipients may be added to a medication to improve absorption, alter taste, increase stability, or render the medication tamper resistant.
 
 

Soon, QR Codes May Become Mandatory On Drug Packs

New Delhi, 22 Feb 2019: All medicine packs will have to carry a unique quick response code (QR) come April. The Department of Pharmaceuticals (DoP) is likely to issue an order to this effect within a few weeks, sources said.
 
A QR code is a unique two-dimensional matrix bar-code which is attached to products to obtain information about them and track their origin.
 
 

Is The Price Tag Justified For Cancer Drugs?

New Delhi, 15 Feb 2019: February is when cancer messages become more visible, with campaigns explaining how to prevent the disease, treat it, or live with it. And this is largely because the World Health Organization’s (WHO) Cancer Day falls in the first week of this month.
 
But this time, discussions on the illness received a shot in the arm from a technical report released by the WHO on the pricing of cancer medicines and its impact. And the report says quite simply that the pricing of cancer medicines by drug companies is not justified by their investments in research and development (R&D).

 

Surat : 11 wellness centres to provide holistic primary healthcare

Surat: Surat Municipal Corporation (SMC) will be setting up 11 urban health and wellness centres (UHWCs) with trained staff to provide comprehensive primary healthcare to people suffering from diabetes, hypertension, cancer and other diseases.
 
Surat Municipal Corporation (SMC) will be setting up 11 urban health and wellness centres (UHWCs) with trained staff to provide comprehensive primary healthcare to people suffering from diabetes, hypertension, cancer and other diseases.

 

 

Govt to give preference to domestically produced drugs for public procurement

The government Tuesday said preference for public procurement programmes in the pharma sector will be given to domestically produced drugs with minimum of 75 per cent local content in the ongoing fiscal which will go up to 90 per cent by 2023-25.

 The government Tuesday said preference for public procurement programmes in the pharma sector will be given to domestically produced drugs with minimum of 75 per cent local content in the ongoing fiscal which will go up to 90 per cent by 2023-25. With an aim to push Make in India in the pharmaceuticals sector, the Department of Pharmaceuticals (DoP) also said for formulations that are not manufactured in India, the minimum local content shall be 10 per cent in 2018-19.

 

Delhi: As cold bites, hospitals see spurt in admissions

The cocktail of pollution and extremely cold weather condition prevailing in the capital is leaving many people sick. Hospitals say they are flooded with patients suffering from cold, cough, sore throat, fever and exacerbation of respiratory illnesses.

 NEW DELHI: The cocktail of pollution and extremely cold weather condition prevailing in the capital is leaving many people sick. Hospitals say they are flooded with patients suffering from cold, cough, sore throat, fever and exacerbation of respiratory illnesses. Swine flu cases are also being reported.

 

 

Fatty diet may lead to life-threatening liver disease: Study

An estimated 20 per cent of people with NAFLD have non-alcoholic steatohepatitis (NASH), according to the study published in the journal Hepatology. NASH can eventually progress to cirrhosis or liver cancer, especially in those with obesity or Type 2 diabetes. Patients with NAFLD are also at an increased risk of cardiovascular disease, they said

 LOS ANGELES: High fat and high cholesterol diet may trigger changes in the immune system that can lead to a serious form of non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD), a study warns. An estimated 20 per cent of people with NAFLD have non-alcoholic steatohepatitis (NASH), according to the study published in the journal Hepatology.

 

Healthcare sector may see further consolidation in 2019

Industry players say that demonetisation, GST, tightening of cash transactions and regulatory issues have certainly impacted some of the smaller establishments making them unviable. The future healthcare is seen as a high-volume, low-margin venture, inching towards universal health care with an active role played by the govt.

NEW DELHI: Healthcare sector may see further consolidation in 2019 with tightening of regulatory environment set to make it difficult for small players to stay afloat in a highly competitive market.
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