(incorporating eIMA News)
11th March 2016
Editorial (Dr S S Agarwal, Dr K K Aggarwal)
IMA Starts Nodal centre for adverse drug reactions
IMA PvPI Initiative has started a nodal centre at IMA headquarters. All IMA members can now report adverse reactions to drugs, vaccines, medical devices, Blood products and herbal products at IMA PvPI helpline 9717776514, open Monday to Friday 9-5.30PM

They can also call 18001803024.

Clinical trials only detect common adverse drug reactions as less than 500 human subjects are involved in any trial. Even 1 Adverse Drug Reaction of medicine in 10,000 populations is considered as unsafe.

Adverse Drug Reactions can be known or unknown, serious or non-serious due to drugs, vaccines, devices and blood products.

If you see vomiting, stomach pain, itching, rashes, headache, fever after taking any drug report. Report adverse event to safeguard your patient

 My minuscule contribution by reporting adverse drug reactions helps voluminously to promote the safety of more than 1.2 billion population.
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Ten Golden Rules for preventing CKD: IMA
Kidney diseases are silent killers. There are several easy ways to reduce the risk of developing kidney disease
New Delhi, March 10, 2016:  One in every 10 adults in India suffers from chronic kidney disease (CKD), and at any given point, nearly five lakh patients are in need of life-long dialysis or transplant. Given its high incidence, the Indian Medical Association raises awareness about Chronic Kidney Disease and its prevention on the occasion of World Kidney Day
The kidneys are a pair of bean-shaped organs that lie on either side of the spine in the lower middle of the back. The main function of the kidneys is to remove waste products and excess water from the blood. The kidneys process about 200 liters of blood every day and produce about 2 liters of urine. The waste products are generated from normal metabolic processes including the breakdown of active tissues, ingested foods, and other substances. 
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IMA Polio Dates
  • April 1st: tOPV would not be available after this date.
  • April 11th: bOPV would be available in private market but it is not to be opened or used before 25th April.
  • April 25: IMA Polio Switch Day, when tOPV would be completely withdrawn and replaced by bOPV in both routine immunization and polio campaigns.
  • 9th May: IMA National Validation Day when India would be declared free of tOPV. 

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