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8th February, 2018
Perceived corruption in MCI

There is an increasing perception in the community that corruption is rampant in the Medical Council of India (MCI). The same was due to seats, both undergraduate and postgraduate in private medical colleges being sold in the market with superadded cash. This was because of the government policy to allow only Trusts and Societies to open medical colleges. These bodies, however, find it difficult to get loans from banks and financial institutions.

The MCI realized this and on one hand recommended NEET to eradicate cash fee and at the same time, amended the IMC Act and allowed charitable ‘not-for-profit’ companies and now private or listed companies also to open medical colleges.... read more

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New Draft ‘Drugs and Clinical trials Rules, 2018

The Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, Govt. of India has published Draft ‘Drugs and Clinical trials Rules, 2018’, which are open for comments for a period of 45 days from the day of publication. These rules apply to all new drugs, investigational new drugs for human use, clinical trial, bioequivalence study, bioavailability study and Ethics Committee.... read more

Practice Updates

Balance exercises may help multiple sclerosis patients

A special program that involves balance and eye movement exercises may help people with multiple sclerosis with their balance problems and fatigue, according to a study published January 31, 2018 in the journal Neurology.... read more

US FDA approves first smart watch for epilepsy patients

The US FDA has cleared Embrace, a smart watch that helps epilepsy patients and caregivers monitor seizures, for marketing. The prescription-only device uses AI (advanced machine learning) to monitor for "grand mal" or "generalized tonic-clonic" seizures, and send an alert to the caregivers.... read more

Asian-Americans at greater risk of severe stroke with poorer functional recovery

According to a study presented at the American Stroke Association’s International Stroke Conference 2018 in Los Angeles, January 25, 2018, compared to whites, Asian-American were more likely to experience a severe ischemic stroke and have poorer functional recovery and more serious and bleeding complications with ... read more

Addition of docetaxel to hormone therapy improves QOL in prostate cancer patients

Findings from the ongoing STAMPEDE (Systemic Therapy in Advancing or Metastatic Prostate Cancer: Evaluation of Drug Efficacy) trial to be presented at the upcoming 2018 Genitourinary Cancers Symposium in San Francisco, California shows that adding the chemotherapy drug docetaxel to hormone ... read more

Lung disease more common in patients with late-onset SLE

Pulmonary manifestations of systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) - Interstitial lung disease, pleuritis and serositis – were found to occur more commonly in patients with late-onset SLE compared to their younger counterparts, as per the results of a systematic review and meta-analysis reported online in Seminars in ... read more

Feraheme can now also be given to IDA patients with intolerance to oral iron

The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved a supplemental new drug application (sNDA) to expand the existing label for Feraheme (ferumoxytol injection) beyond the current chronic kidney disease (CKD) indication to include all eligible adult iron deficiency anemia (IDA) who are either intolerant to oral iron or have... read more

Diabetes Updates

2017 National Standards for Diabetes Self-Management Education and Support.

A new study published in The Diabetes Educator reviewed literature for Diabetes Self-Management Education and Support (DSMES) to ensure the National Standards for.... read more

Soluble (pro)renin receptor in plasma of patients with proliferative diabetic retinopathy.

A recent study published in PLoS One investigated systemic factors related to plasma levels of soluble form of (Pro)renin receptor [s(P)RR] in patients with proliferative.... read more

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Moderation and informed consent key to prescribing antibiotics
Antibiotic resistance is on the rise in India
Increased sales of unapproved, unscrutinized antibiotics in the country an issue of concern
New Delhi, 07 February 2018: About two-thirds of multi-drug antibiotic cocktails sold in India between 2007 and 2012 were unapproved, indicates recent research. These compounds are responsible for catalyzing the spread of drug-resistant diseases. In the five years under review, about 118 different types of “fixed-dose combination” antibiotics were sold in the country. Of these, 64% were not approved by the national drugs regulator, the Central Drugs Standard Control Organization.
It is illegal to sell unapproved drugs. The research has also indicated that the 118 formulations were sold as 3,307 different brand-named products, produced by 476 pharmaceutical companies. These include about a dozen multinationals.
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