Drugs and Cosmetics Act 1940 Current Affairs, GK & News

Draft ‘Drug, Medical Devices and Cosmetics Bill-2022

Draft “Drug, Medical Devices & Cosmetics Bill-2022” was released recently by Union Health Ministry. Highlights This draft bill 2022 will replace the Drugs and Cosmetics Act, 1940, and other sets of Rules through which industry is currently run. It seeks to regulate medical devices as a separate entity, comprises of provision for fines & imprisonment ..

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Conditional market approval for Covaxin, Covishield

The Drug regulator in India has granted conditional market approval for the COVISHIELD and COVAXIN vaccines. This means that the private hospitals shall administer the vaccines. However, the vaccines will not be available in retail medical stores. What is conditional market authorisation? The Serum Institute vaccine COVISHELD and Bharat Biotech’s COVAXIN were administered in the ..

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Zydus drug Virafin gets DCGI nod

The Drug Controller General of India recently provided “Restricted Emergency Use Approval” for the use of “Virafin”. Virafin is used to treat Hepatitis B and C. Now it is to be used to treat moderate COVID-19 infections. About Virafin A single dose of Virafin during the early stage of infection, will help COVID-19 patients recover ..

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Drugs and Cosmetics Act: New Regulatory Regime for eight medical items

The Ministry of Health and Family Welfare recently notified eight items to be regulated under the Drugs and Cosmetics Act. According to the ministry, this had come into effect on April 1, 2021 under the Medical Devices Rules, 2017 that was enacted in 2017. What are the new eight medical items? The new eight medical ..

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WHO to celebrate World Antimicrobial Awareness Week

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

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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