food and drug

After selling two crore tablets, Haryana chemist on the run


September 12th, 2012 - 7:23 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, Sep 12 (IANS) A chemist in Haryana's Sirsa town is on the run after drug control authorities in the state found that he had allegedly sold over two crore ... Read more...

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India to focus on food, drug regulation in 12th plan, says minister


September 10th, 2012 - 7:38 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 10 (IANS) The central government has been focusing on strengthening regulatory policies for food and drug sectors and the task would be taken care of in the ... Read more...

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Lively smuggles food items


August 31st, 2012 - 3:49 pm ICT by IANS
Los Angeles, Aug 31 (IANS) Actress Blake Lively says she likes to collect local ingredients when she is travelling and often takes them home."I love to go to cooking school ... Read more...

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Chinese hotel fined after food poisoning


August 19th, 2012 - 2:20 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Aug 19 (IANS) A five-star hotel in China's Hainan province was fined about $97,200 after 141 people was sickened by food poisoning, Global Times said Sunday.The Sanya City Food ... Read more...

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China hotel fined after 140 fall ill


August 19th, 2012 - 12:16 am ICT by IANS
Beijing, Aug 18 (IANS) A five-star hotel in south China's Hainan province was Saturday fined 618,000 yuan (around $97,000) after 141 people fell ill after having breakfast there, officials said.The ... Read more...

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Toxic mushrooms kill seven, poison 50 in China


August 4th, 2012 - 9:34 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Aug 4 (IANS) Consumption of wild mushrooms in China's Shaanxi province has claimed the lives of least seven people and poisoned more than 50, forcing the country's top ... Read more...

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76 officials punished over medicine scandal in China


August 4th, 2012 - 12:14 am ICT by IANS
Beijing, Aug 3 (IANS) A total of 76 local officials have been punished for failing to prevent and stop the production of contaminated drug capsules, the State Food and Drug ... Read more...

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GVK Bio’s Ahmedabad facility cleared by USFDA


July 30th, 2012 - 10:22 pm ICT by IANS
Hyderabad, July 30 (IANS) GVK Biosciences, Asia's leading contract research organisation Monday announced that its Ahmedabad clinical pharmacology unit successfully cleared the USFDA audit.The GVK BIO Ahmedabad facility, commissioned in ... Read more...

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Chinese officials put on live TV show sweat it out


July 13th, 2012 - 6:26 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, July 13 (IANS) A group of provincial officials in China had a tough time facing public after they were put on a live TV to address residents' grievances.Salary ... Read more...

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Haryana is first state free of hookah bar: Official


July 11th, 2012 - 6:55 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, July 11 (IANS) Haryana has emerged as the country's first state free of hookah bar, an official said here Wednesday.Haryana's Commissioner for Food and Drug Administration Rakesh Gupta said ... Read more...

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Most Chinese wary about what they eat: Study


May 31st, 2012 - 7:24 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, May 31 (IANS) Most Chinese are wary about what they eat because of the frequent exposure of contaminated food products, according to a study.A poll shows most people have ... Read more...

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China to blacklist illegal drug producers


May 31st, 2012 - 3:35 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, May 31 (IANS) China is mulling a proposal to blacklist illegal drug producers and sellers.Details of companies and individuals violating drug laws will be documented and published on government ... Read more...

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Chinese firms probed for offering foetal videos


May 1st, 2012 - 4:34 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, May 1 (IANS) Health authorities in Chinese business hub Shanghai have launched an investigation after a few medical facilities reportedly offered foetal ultrasound photography that includes 3D photos and ... Read more...

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China seizes over 33,000 illegal drug ads


April 17th, 2012 - 2:06 am ICT by IANS
Beijing, April 17 (IANS) China's food and drug safety watchdog said Monday it has found 33,648 illegal commercial advertisements for drugs this year till March.It included release of advertisements without ... Read more...

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China seeks to end official malpractices that affect people


March 3rd, 2012 - 11:43 am ICT by IANS
Beijing, March 3 (IANS) China has decided to strictly investigate cases related to malpractice by officials that involve the people's livelihoods such as food safety and housing issues.In March, 2011, ... Read more...

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China to monitor drugs through electronic system


March 1st, 2012 - 2:58 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, March 1 (IANS) China will keep track of all drugs prescribed by doctors by 2015 using an electronic monitoring system, authorities said.The system, launched in 2006, applies to 56,000 ... Read more...

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China launches national drug complaints centre


February 28th, 2012 - 2:15 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Feb 28 (IANS) China opened a national centre to receive complaints on pharmaceuticals, health food products, cosmetics and catering.The centre handles reports of wrong-doings during research, development, production, distribution ... Read more...

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China to check inferior food products


February 22nd, 2012 - 4:53 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Feb 22 (IANS) China will tighten measures to stop the production of substandard health food products, authorities said."With inadequate control measures many substandard products exist in the health food ... Read more...

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China to keep an eye on cosmetic contact lenses


January 20th, 2012 - 5:52 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Jan 20 (IANS) China will regulate the production and sale of cosmetic coloured contact lenses by including them in its list of items classified as "medical apparatus".Some people wear ... Read more...

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Now, cure migraine with a botox jab


January 19th, 2012 - 2:36 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 19 (IANS) Severe headaches for days, nausea and vomiting - migraine patients go through hell. In fact it has been ranked as the 19th most disabling disease ... Read more...

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No breast implant ruptures reported in China


January 7th, 2012 - 10:00 am ICT by IANS
Beijing, Jan 7 (IANS) China's top drug safety watchdog has said it has not found evidence of any ruptures in over 700 French-made breast implants sold in the country.The implants ... Read more...

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Surgeon pioneers gallbladder removal through belly button


December 30th, 2011 - 3:41 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Dec 30 (IANS) Santiago Horgan, a robotic surgery expert, pioneered the removal of a diseased gallbladder through a patient's belly button in 60 minutes, reports a study.It took Horgan ... Read more...

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China busts counterfeit drug racket


December 30th, 2011 - 5:21 am ICT by IANS
Beijing, Dec 30 (IANS) Chinese authorities have busted over 1,800 illegal factories that made or sold counterfeit drugs, involving billions of yaun, over the past two years.The State Food and ... Read more...

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China vows to tackle counterfeit drugs


December 20th, 2011 - 5:07 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Dec 20 (IANS) China will maintain its iron-hand policy in combating fake drugs next year, the country's drug watchdog said Tuesday.Shao Mingli, head of the State Food and Drug ... Read more...

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New US consulate building in Mumbai uses green technology


November 30th, 2011 - 11:09 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Nov 30 (IANS) The US consulate and the American Center in Mumbai, that recently moved from south Mumbai to the swank new business district in the suburbs -- the ... Read more...

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Obama takes action to reduce medicine scarcity


November 1st, 2011 - 11:20 am ICT by IANS
Washington, Nov 1 (IANS/EFE) President Barack Obama Monday instructed the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to identify and reduce the scarcity of necessary medications and he asked for ... Read more...

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Apollo Hospitals launch robot for stroke treatment


October 29th, 2011 - 7:09 pm ICT by IANS
Hyderabad, Oct 29 (IANS) Apollo Hospitals, India's biggest corporate hospital chain, Saturday launched "stroke Robot" which enables real-time quality care to stroke patients in areas far away from major cities.The ... Read more...

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China to ensure quality food in schools


October 24th, 2011 - 12:09 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Oct 24 (IANS) China will launch nationwide inspection in school canteens to prevent occurrences of food poisoning, Xinhua reported Sunday.The State Food and Drug Administration (SFDA) and Ministry of ... Read more...

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China approved 1,000 drug applications in 2010


October 10th, 2011 - 4:56 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Oct 10 (IANS) China's food and drug watchdog said it approved 1,000 drug registration applications in 2010, 26.2 percent more than in 2009 due to an increase in the ... Read more...

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China halts US oyster imports


October 1st, 2011 - 3:28 am ICT by IANS
Beijing, Oct 1 (IANS) China Friday halted the import of raw oysters from the US after reports of an illness outbreak in that country, Xinhua reported.The General Administration of Quality ... Read more...

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Lizard in midday meal: Goa orders probe


September 13th, 2011 - 3:37 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, Sep 13 (IANS) Goa Tuesday ordered an official inquiry after 12 primary school students fell ill after eating a midday meal, which had a dead lizard and an insect ... Read more...

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Scientists developing safer, more effective contraceptive


September 11th, 2011 - 6:39 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Sep 11 (IANS) Researchers are developing a new contraceptive that is safer and lot more effective for women than current pills. Unlike "the pill" approved by the Food and ... Read more...

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Orchid Chemicals’ plant shut on pollution concerns


July 11th, 2011 - 7:07 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, July 11 (IANS) Bulk drug maker Orchid Chemicals & Pharmaceuticals Ltd Monday announced the closure of a factory here after an order of Tamil Nadu's pollution control agency ... Read more...

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US health regulator approves Chennai drug plant


June 22nd, 2011 - 6:30 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, June 22 (IANS) US health regulator, US Food and Drug Administration (USFDA), has approved the cephalosporin active pharmaceutical ingredient (API) manufacturing facility of the Chennai based bulk drug major ... Read more...

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Core Gestra bags pharma excellence award


May 26th, 2011 - 7:25 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 26 (IANS) Delhi-based pharmaceutical firm Core Gestra Pvt Ltd has bagged the Arch of Excellence in Pharma award 2011, the company said in a statement here Thursday.The ... Read more...

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