Drugs and Cosmetics Act 1940: Current Affairs, GK & News - 2020-2021

WHO to celebrate World Antimicrobial Awareness Week

Published: November 17, 2020

The World Health Organization is to celebrate Antimicrobial Awareness Week between November 18, 2020 and November 24, 2020. The week aims to increase awareness of global antimicrobial resistance. Also, it encourages best practices among health workers, general public and policy makers to stop the spread of drug resistance infections. This year, the World Antimicrobial Awareness ..

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Low Cost Technology anti-ageing Compound developed by IIT-Guwahati

Published: October 27, 2020

The researchers from IIT Guwahati developed a low-cost method to produce anti-ageing compounds. The compound has been developed from a wide range of agricultural resources such as pulses, tea, berries, orange peels, parsley, onion and sea buckthorn. About the product The product does not use organic solvents as done by the other commercial industry. This ..

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GoI regulates 24 classes of medical devices as drugs

Published: April 1, 2020

On April 1, 2020, the National Pharmaceutical Pricing Authority revised the ceiling price of 883 scheduled formulations. The authority also informed that the disruption of supply of Active Pharmaceutical Ingredients are returning to normalcy. Highlights The NPPA has notified 24 classes of medical devices as drugs under Drugs and Cosmetics Act, 1940. The prices of ..

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Medical Devices now to be regulated under Drugs and Cosmetics Act

Published: February 12, 2020

On February 11, 2020, Ministry of Health and Family Welfare announced that medical devices are to be brought under Drugs and Cosmetics act (DCA). This is to come into effect from April 1, 2020 Highlights According to the regulation, every product that is used to treat a patient will now be under the ambit of ..

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GoI halts online drug sales

Published: December 4, 2019

The Government of India has halted online sales of drugs as it is working on framing rules to regulate the sector. This has hit the pharmacy sector greatly. Delhi High Court’s Order The order of sale prohibition was initiated by the Drugs Controller General of India (DCGI) V.G.Somani. The order has referred to the Delhi ..

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