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India signed a MoU with Africa union to build up Cooperation on Healthcare Sector

India and the African Union have signed a MoU to establish a collaborative platform for Healthcare sector. This agreement will make the way for cooperation in research and development, capacity building, health services, pharmaceutical trade and manufacturing capabilities for diagnostics and drugs. In order to build up the scenario of a structured partnership in the ..


Kerala becomes first Indian state to set up a Price Monitoring and Research Unit (PMRU)

Kerala has become the first State to set up a Price Monitoring and Research Unit (PMRU) to track violation of prices of essential drugs and medical devices under the Drugs Price Control Order (DPCO). The move comes more than 5 years after the National Pharmaceutical Pricing Authority (NPPA) proposed such a system for the States ..


Delhi high court bans online sale of medicines across India

In a landmark ruling, the Delhi High Court has ordered a ban on the sale of medicines online by e-pharmacists across India and has directed the Delhi government and the Centre to put the order into effect immediately. The order was passed by a division bench of Chief Justice Rajendra Menon and Justice V Kameswar ..


Union Ministry of Health and Family Welfare release draft rules on sale of drugs by e-pharmacies

The Union Ministry of Health and Family Welfare has recently released the draft rules on sale of drugs by e-pharmacies with an aim to regulate online sale of medicines across the country. It aims at providing patients accessibility to genuine drugs from authentic online portals. The draft rules on “sale of drugs by e-pharmacy” stated ..


Delhi High Court verdict on Fixed Dose Combination Drugs

Delhi High Court has given a major relief to the pharmaceutical sector by lifting a ban on more than 300 fixed dose combination drugs. 344 drugs had been banned due to potential health risks and an apparent lack of therapeutic justification. Fixed Dose Combination Drugs is a mixture of more than two drugs in a ..


Gujarat Health Department proposes to grant autonomy to CMSO

Gujarat is gearing up for another leap in the sector of public health. The Gujarat Health and Family welfare department has put forward a proposal to the state government to grant autonomy to the Central Medical Stores Organization (CMSO). The move if executed will make it an independent body similar to Tamil Nadu Medical Services ..