Madras High Court bans online sale of medicine till central government notifies regulatory rules
Dr KK Aggarwal & Advocate Ira Gupta
In the matter titled as "The Tamil Nadu Chemists and Druggists Association versus Union of India & Others" the Hon'ble Madras High Court has banned the online sale of drugs and cosmetics till the Central Government notified the proposed Drugs and Cosmetics Amendment Rules, 2018. The Hon'ble High Court has also directed the Central Government to notify the proposed Drugs and Cosmetics Amendment Rules, 2018 which deals with regulations and rules w.r.t. online sale of drugs and cosmetics, by 31stJanuary, 2019 and not later than that.
The judgment of the Hon'ble High Court of Madras is reproduced hereunder:...read more
ADA 2019 Standards of Medical Care in Diabetes emphasize patient-centered care
Dr KK Aggarwal, Padma Shri Awardee
The American Diabetes Association (ADA) has published its latest 2019 Standards of Medical Care in Diabetes. There have been several changes and updations from the earlier editions of the guidelines.
For patient-centered glycemic management in type 2 diabetes, a new Goals of Care graphic decision cycle has been included, which details the need for ongoing assessment and shared decision-making to achieve care goals, help reduce therapeutic inertia and improve patient self-management....read more
The International Human Solidarity Day is annually observed by the United Nations (UN) held on December 20 with the aim to remind people on the importance of solidarity in working towards eradicating poverty.... read more
Port Vila/ New York: On Tuesday, one month old Joy Nowai became the world's first child to be given a vaccine delivered commercially by drone in a remote island in the South Pacific country of Vanuatu.... read more
A study funded by the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and published Dec. 18, 2018 in the Journal of the American Medical Association has shown an association between the mode of delivery and a first-time mother’s risk of pelvic floor disorders.... read more
Researchers at the Center for Disease Dynamics, Economics & Policy (CDDEP), in collaboration with researchers at the Université de Lorraine, the Qatar Foundation, and the World Innovation Summit for Health (WISH) have developed a Checklist for Hospital Antimicrobial Stewardship Programming (CHASP).... read more
A hybrid tobramycin nebulizer solution (Tobramycin PARI, PARI Pharma GmbH) for chronic pulmonary infection resulting from Pseudomonas aeruginosa in patients aged 6 years and older with cystic fibrosis has been approved by the European Medicines Agency's (EMA's) Committee for Medicinal Products for Human Use (CHMP) has recommended marketing authorization for.... read more
Non-celiac gluten sensitivity (NCGS) is a clinical entity triggered by the ingestion of gluten-containing grains leading to intestinal and/or extraintestinal symptoms that resolve once the gluten-containing foodstuff is eliminated from the diet... read more
Stethoscopes can harbor harmful bacteria and cause hospital-acquired infections Imperative to put in place control guidelines and educate clinicians on the outcomes of not ensuring safety
New Delhi, 19 December 2018: Recent research has indicated that stethoscopes used in an intensive care unit (ICU) are loaded with bacteria, including those that may be associated with hospital-acquired infections (HAIs). Moreover, standard cleaning methods do not eliminate the problems. Practitioner stethoscopes are contaminated by a plethora of bacteria, including organisms that may be associated with nosocomial infections.