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18th September 2018
FDCs in type 2 diabetes can still be used

Dr KK Aggarwal, Recipient of Padma Shri

The Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, Government of India has recently prohibited the manufacture for sale, sale or distribution for human use of 328 fixed dose combinations (FDCs) with immediate effect, including FDCs in diabetes.

All of us have read the Government’s notification on FDCs and it has generated some confusion and also raised several questions as to what is allowed and what is not allowed.

Let us talk about the rationality of use of FDCs in diabetes. more

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Dr K K Aggarwal appointed President (Elect), Confederation of Medical Associations of Asia and Oceania (CMAAO) at the 2018 CMAAO General Assembly
Universal access to health and wellness will be the focal point of Dr Aggarwal’s efforts for the next one year
CMAAO is a 50-year-old body with 19 member National Medical Associations
New Delhi 17th September 2018: Padma Shri Awardee, Dr K K Aggarwal, President, HCFI, took over as the President (Elect), Confederation of Medical Associations of Asia and Oceania (CMAAO) on 14th September 2018. He was appointed to the prestigious body as part of the 2018 CMAAO General Assembly held at Penang, Malaysia. An advocator of preventive and universal healthcare, Dr Aggarwal has already pioneered leading health initiatives in India.

A renowned physician, cardiologist, spiritual writer, and motivational speaker, Dr Aggarwal was the Past National President of the Indian Medical Association (IMA). He was the 1st Vice President of CMAAO and Advisor to the Ethics Committee, World Medical Association. A doctor and social worker par excellence, Dr Aggarwal is also recipient of Dr B C Roy National Award.

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