Pharmacy sector lacks regulation of Melatonin

Melatonin is not an over-the-counter drug and is still being sold on e-commerce platforms and a few pharmacies without prescriptions. The number of people facing anxiety issues and mental health problems has  increased substantially in the past two to three years. Psychologists say that the pandemic took a toll on many people and some were unable to […]

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App for biomedical waste monitoring inefficient

Monitoring of biomedical waste disposal did not kick off well in Karnataka owing to low usage literacy and technical issues. Karnataka has partially implemented mandatory guidelines to use the Covid-19 Biomedical Waste Management application (COVID19BWM) for tracking disposal of biomedical waste produced by healthcare facilities. Technical issues with the app and lack of awareness amongst collectors […]

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Biosimilars: not so familiar

Market penetration of Indian biosimilar drugs in domestic and international markets is an issue of concern. India leads in pharmaceutical exports but lags in biosimilars. Industry insiders say, Indian market has a huge scope for biosimilars but issues with the development, manufacturing, registration, and more pose threats to it. Chitta Ranjan Padhi, engineer at Dr. Reddy’s […]

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