New rules mooted on drugs dispensed by doctors

The Central Drugs Standard Control Organisation(CDSCO) has suggested amendments to the Drugs and Cosmetic Rules,1945 to ensure that registered medical practitioners dispense only generic medicines. A generic medicine is a copy of drug medication created to be the same as an already marketed brand-name drug.It is equal in dosage form, safety, strength, route of administration,… Continue reading New rules mooted on drugs dispensed by doctors

IMA constitutes fact-finding mission to look into Payal Tadvi’s death

The Indian Medical Association(IMA) has constituted a fact-finding mission committee to evaluate the factors that led to the suicide of resident doctor at BYL Nair Hospital Mumbai. The panel will probe the suicide case in light of the complex issue of resident doctors poor working conditions and suggest remedial measures. The Indian Medical Association(IMA) is… Continue reading IMA constitutes fact-finding mission to look into Payal Tadvi’s death

IMA threatens agitation over bridge course proposal

Niti Aayog has proposed a Bridge Course between BDS and MBBS in an attempt to address the acute shortfall of doctors in the country.The successful completion of the course would allow dentists to practice primary health care. The NITI Aayog proposal is based on the fact that the dental courses in the country follow the… Continue reading IMA threatens agitation over bridge course proposal