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Are doctors getting incomplete information on drugs?

A group of doctors from MGM Medical College and LSK Hospital at Kishanganj in Bihar, after studying 54 advertisements for 145 different drugs printed in the Journal of Indian Medical Association (JIMA) between December 2011 and November 2012, found that a majority of the advertisements in the journal violated national and international guidelines on how medicines should be advertised. According to the study, less than two per cent of the advertisements fulfilled the criteria of mentioning all vital information.

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Dr Vikas Amte, Dr Ramakanta Panda among winners of Medscape India Awards

Mumbai: Dr Vikas Amte, social worker and chief functionary at Maharogi Sewa Samiti, Warora and Dr Ramakanta Panda, vice chairman and cardio vascular thoracic surgeon at Asian Heart Institute, Mumbai are among the winners of the first Medscape India Awards 2012.

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Doctors acting as a rubber stamp for drug companies?

New Delhi: A report by the parliamentary standing committee for health and family welfare, which looked at the functioning of the Central Drugs Standard Control Organization (CDSCO), reveals that some drug companies have been writing scientific recommendations of their own products and submitting them to the Drug Controller General of India (DCGI) after getting them endorsed by top doctors for a quicker marketing approval.

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72 MBBS seats reduced in 3 Jharkhand medical colleges

Ranchi: Jharkhand Combined Entrance Competitive Examination Board (JCECEB) has been asked to conduct tests for only 72, 41 and 41 students for Rajendra Institute of Medical Sciences (RIMS), Ranchi, Mahatma Gandhi Memorial (MGM) Medical College, Jamshedpur, and Patliputra Medical College and Hospital (PMCH), Dhanbad, respectively for 2012-13. In 2011-12, the number of seats in RIMS, MGM and PMCH was 126, 50 and 50 respectively.

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My life was like an obstacle race

A major issue before the medical fraternity is their professionalism. Doctors are losing respect these days. Reports of scuffle and manhandling have become common. This is because doctors have become professionals and every professional wishes to increase the number of his or her clients. Under these circumstances how could the trust of people on doctors be maintained?

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‘No proposal to stop drug trials on patients’

New Delhi: The government has no proposal to stop drug trials on patients as it considers such trials are vital for establishing safety and efficacy of a new drug and research in the area of drug discovery leading to newer, safer and more efficacious drugs, the Rajya Sabha was informed on Tuesday.

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Dr (Brigadier) JKS Parihar wins Dr MC Nahata Rashtriya Netra Suraksha Award

Bhopal: The National Society for the Prevention of Blindness, Indore has honoured Dr (Brigadier) Jitendra Kumar Singh Parihar, professor and head of ophthalmology, Army Hospital (Research and Referral), New Delhi, with Dr MC Nahata Rashtriya Netra Suraksha Award 2011.

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40 doctors in Indore being investigated for clinical trial malpractices

Nearly 40 doctors and 18 hospitals in Indore, from both the government and the private sector, are being investigated for malpractices in clinical trials conducted by them, reported Economic Times.

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