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Many fixed dose drug combinations for sale in India are not approved

Large numbers of fixed dose drug combinations—formulations that contain two or more active compounds in a fixed ratio of doses—are being sold to patients in India without having been approved by central regulatory authorities for safety and efficacy, research published this week in PLOS Medicine has found.1  
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Many fixed dose drug combinations for sale in India are not approved

Large numbers of fixed dose drug combinations—formulations that contain two or more active compounds in a fixed ratio of doses—are being sold to patients in India without having been approved by central regulatory authorities for safety and efficacy, research published this week in PLOS Medicine has found.1  
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Hematology MCQs - Hematology India

A free and regularly updated online text book of Hematology  
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Arthritis-India

Pain at multiple body areas is a common problem affecting 7-13% of western population. Most studies indicate a female preponderance and association with psychological distress in these cases. Pain is usually present for many years. Generalised pain needs to be distinguished from various forms of arthritis. Pain in these conditions does not have exact localization and usually not restricted to joints. Patients may complain of pain in other areas such as bones, muscles and back. Although severity of chronic generalised or widespread pain can vary from one individual to another it does affect physical functions and emotions leading to diminished quality of life. Chronic widespread pain can occur in children too. These conditions have direct societal impact in addition to direct and indirect medical costs.Causes of Generalised PainVarious conditions can cause generalised pain. Some of these are listed below:  
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India makes strides in some, but not all, health goals, finds WHO

India has successfully met targets to reduce the spread of HIV and improve the availability of drinking water but has a long way to go in improving sanitation facilities and providing universal access to reproductive healthcare, the latest World Health Statistics report has found.  
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India’s urban middle class has high prevalence of cardiometabolic risk factors, finds study

Cardiometabolic risk factors are highly prevalent among India’s urban middle class, indicate the findings of an 11 city, cross sectional survey.1 But a comparatively lower prevalence was seen in cities in eastern India and cities that ranked lower on a social development index.  
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India makes strides in some, but not all, health goals, finds WHO

India has successfully met targets to reduce the spread of HIV and improve the availability of drinking water but has a long way to go in improving sanitation facilities and providing universal access to reproductive healthcare, the latest World Health Statistics report has found.  
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India is declared free of maternal and neonatal tetanus

India has reached its goal of eliminating maternal and neonatal tetanus, in what experts have heralded as a “significant public health milestone.” The elimination of neonatal tetanus is defined as less than one case in 1000 live births in every district across the country, said the World Health Organization.  
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India’s critical care doctors are highly stressed, survey finds

Between two fifths and three fifths of doctors who work in critical care units in India are moderately to severely stressed, show the results of a cross sectional survey published in the Indian Journal of Critical Care Medicine.1 The 242 respondents, all of whom were critical care doctors (85% male), were either full time intensivists or other specialists who spent at least half their day in critical care units.  
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Nurse who drove debate on euthanasia in India dies after 42 years in vegetative state

Aruna Shanbaug died at the King Edward Memorial Hospital, Mumbai, where she had worked as a nurse until 1973 when a violent sexual assault caused extensive neurological damage and left her in a vegetative state for the next 42 years.  
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Nurse who drove debate on euthanasia in India dies after 42 years in vegetative state

Aruna Shanbaug died at the King Edward Memorial Hospital, Mumbai, where she had worked as a nurse until 1973 when a violent sexual assault caused extensive neurological damage and left her in a vegetative state for the next 42 years.  
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Campaigners urge India to resist pressure to change patent laws

The international medical humanitarian organisation Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) has urged the Indian prime minister, Narendra Modi, to resist pressure to change the country’s patent laws so it can retain its status as the “pharmacy of the developing world.”  
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Campaigners urge India to resist pressure to change patent laws

The international medical humanitarian organisation Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) has urged the Indian prime minister, Narendra Modi, to resist pressure to change the country’s patent laws so it can retain its status as the “pharmacy of the developing world.”  
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