Pharmaceutical Sector Current Affairs, GK & News

Committee for pharma marketing practices

A high-level committee has been set up to regulate the promotion of pharmaceutical products. Key facts The Government has set up a five-member committee chaired by Dr VK Paul, NITI Aayog member (health) to create a legal mechanism to address the issue of pharmaceutical companies giving incentives to promote their drugs and products. The members ..

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National List of Essential Medicines

Health Minister Mansukh Mandaviya recently released the revised National List of Essential Medicines (NLEM) 2022. Key facts The revised National List of Essential Medicines (NLEM) 2022 has deleted 26 drugs, which include common gastrointestinal medicines ranitidine and sucralfate. 384 drugs are currently part of the National List of Essential Medicines 2022, with the addition of ..

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What are the key schemes for strengthening Pharmaceuticals Industry of India?

On July 21, 2022, Ministry of Chemicals and Fertilisers unveiled three schemes in order to strengthen Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (MSMEs) in pharmaceutical sector. Schemes were launched under the banner of ‘Strengthening Pharmaceuticals Industry’ (SPI). SIDBI will act as project management consultant to implement the scheme. Three schemes are: Pharmaceutical Technology Upgradation Assistance Scheme ..

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NIPER Research Portal

NIPER is National Institute of Pharmaceutical Education and Research (NIPER). The Ministry of Chemicals has recently launched NIPER Portal to facilitate innovation and research in the pharmaceutical sector. About the Portal The NIPER Research portal will provide the information about the research activities of NIPER. The portal will also list out the patents and publication ..

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PM to inaugurate First Global Innovation Summit of Pharmaceuticals sector

Prime Minister Narendra Modi is set to inaugurate the “First Global Innovation Summit of Pharmaceuticals sector” on November 18, 2021. Key Points The global innovation summit will be launched at 4 PM in virtual mode. It is a two-day Summit comprising of 12 Sessions. In the summit, around 40 national and international speakers will deliberate ..

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India placed on the “Priority Watch List” for Intellectual Property Protection by the US

The United States of America has placed India on the “Priority Watch List” due to lack of measurable improvements in intellectual property framework. Highlights Along with India, the US has placed 10 countries including China in the list. The US has taken the step alleging that intellectual properties and their enforcements have deteriorated equitable market ..

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