Ferring Pharma to invest Rs. 1700 crore to set up global R&D centre at Genome Valley in Hyderabad

A Raju, Hyderabad

The Swiss-based Ferring Pharmaceuticals will set up its new research and development laboratory and a manufacturing facility at the Genome Valley of Hyderabad.

Mineral rich Odisha lacks pharma industry, totally depends on other states for medicines and vaccines

Peethaambaran Kunnathoor, Chennai

Although commendable industry-friendly initiatives have been introduced by the central government to encourage entrepreneurship among the skilled young generation of India

CDSCO seizes illegal stock of oxytocin injections worth Rs. 95 lakh from 2 drug companies in Bihar

Laxmi Yadav, Mumbai

Stepping up efforts to check illegal manufacturing and import of oxytocin in the country, the Central Drugs Standard Control Organisation (CDSCO) along with Bihar drugs control administration has raided 35 manufacturing units at Gaya and Bodh Gaya

Gujarat FDCA notifies 145 MD officers for audits, 30 state licensing officers for grant of medical device licenses

Shardul Nautiyal, Mumbai

In order to implement the new Medical Device (MD) Rules, the Gujarat Food and Drug Control Administration (FDCA) has notified 145 MD officers to inspect Class A and Class B medical device

Heat-stable carbetocin as effective as oxytocin in preventing PPH, new drug may hit pharmacy shelves next year

Arun Sreenivasan, New Delhi

While the medical fraternity in the country is voicing concerns over the impact of oxytocin shortage on women’s reproductive healthcare as ban on its manufacture and sale in private sector takes effect, an alternative drug

ICMR issues draft consensus document on management of neuroendocrine cancers

Our Bureau, Mumbai

To assist the oncologists in making major clinical decisions encountered while managing their patients, the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) has issued draft consensus document on management of neuroendocrine cancers.

DoP rejects Sun Pharma’s petition to review ceiling price of Amphotericin B Liposomal 50mg injection

Arun Sreenivasan, New Delhi

The Department of Pharmaceuticals (DoP) has turned down a review petition filed by Sun Pharma Laboratories against the ceiling price fixed by the National Pharmaceuticals Pricing Authority (NPPA) for its Amphotericin B Liposomal 50mg injection.

APDCA asks customers to register complaints if pharmacies overcharge drug prices set by NPPA

A Raju, Hyderabad

The Andhra Pradesh Drug Control Administration (APDCA) authorities, with an aim to create awareness among the general public about low prices of generic drugs fixed by the National Pharmaceutical Pricing Authority’s (NPPA)

Asia's first govt rapid microbiological testing lab to become operational soon in Gujarat

Shardul Nautiyal, Mumbai

Equipped to handle and test multiple samples in two hours time, Gujarat Food and Drug Control Administration (FDCA) is all set to create a benchmark in terms of testing and analysis of contamination of pharmaceutical products

Govt to rope in project consultant to implement new pharma cluster development scheme on PPP basis

Arun Sreenivasan, NEW DELHI

The Department of Pharmaceuticals (DoP) will rope in a third-party project management consultant (PMC) to execute the proposed pharmaceutical cluster development programme to be implemented on a public-private partnership (PPP) format.


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