Editor-in-Chief eMediNexus – Dr KK Aggarwal
24th June 2019

After diclofenac, now Aceclofenac may be banned for veterinary use

Dr KK Aggarwal, Recipient of Padma Shri

As per the minutes of the 56th Meeting of Drugs Consultative Committee held on 1st June, 2019 at New Delhi, agenda 16 (3) the health ministry may ban Aceclofenac for veterinary use.

" 3. Prohibition of Aceclofenac for veterinary use for saving vultures DCC

Dr. Vibhu Parkash, Principal Scientist & Deputy Director, BNHS, Vulture Conservation Breeding Centre, B-3, Forest Complex, Pinjore, Panchkula, Haryana has submitted a research note on 'Metabolism of Aceclofenac in cattle to Vulture-killing Diclofenac'.

Government of India has prohibited ‘Diclofenac and its formulations for animal use' vide notification No. GSR 499 (E) dated 04th July, 17 2008 and permitted ‘Diclofenac injection for human use shall be in single unit dose pack only' vide notification No. GSR 558(E) dated 17th July, 2015....read more

HR/June 19/8: Need for tobacco harm reduction

Dr KK Aggarwal, Recipient of Padma Shri

The need for tobacco harm reduction is apparent from global data on smoking. The statistics relating to smoking-related mortality and morbidity across the world are grim

  • Smoking tobacco results in the world's deadliest preventable diseases, prematurely ending the lives of half of all smokers.
  • Smoking cigarettes is a major cause of lung and oral cancer, progressive respiratory diseases such as emphysema, and heart disease.
  • One person dies from a smoking-related disease every six seconds.
  • Over six million people die from a smoking-related disease every year.
  • More people die from smoking cigarettes than from malaria, HIV and tuberculosis combined....read more
Practice Updates

Only a Single 'Non-fatal' Case of Nipah Virus Reported from Kerala This Year, Says Union Health Minister

New Delhi: Only one case of Nipah virus has been reported so far this year from Ernakulum district of Kerala and the patient has been discharged, Union Health Minister Harsh Vardhan informed the Lok Sabha on Friday. The case was reported in the first week of June, he said.... read more

WHO welcomes Egypt's support to 14 African countries in their fight against hepatitis C

Egypt has announced that it would be providing hepatitis C testing and treatment for one million people in 14 African countries. Speaking at the opening of the African Hepatitis Summit 2019, HE Dr Hala Zaid, the Egyptian Minister of Health and Population, stated that the initiative would be implemented with the support of the World Health Organization (WHO).... read more

FDA approves new treatment for hypoactive sexual desire disorder in premenopausal women

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved Vyleesi (bremelanotide) to treat acquired, generalized hypoactive sexual desire disorder (HSDD) in premenopausal women. Vyleesi activates melanocortin receptors, but the mechanism by which it improves sexual desire and related distress is unknown. Patients inject Vyleesi under the skin of the abdomen or thigh at least 45 minutes ... read more

Long working hours 'linked to stroke risk'

Working long hours is linked to an increased risk of stroke, researchers say. Long hours were defined in the French study as more than 10 hours on at least 50 days per year. People who did long hours for more than a decade were at the greatest risk of stroke, they suggest. Writing in the American Heart Association's journal Stroke, the researchers say people working long hours ... read more

Vitamin D Doesn't Do a Heart Good: Meta-Analysis

Taking vitamin D supplements may not reduce cardiovascular disease risk, a meta-analysis of randomized trials found. Vitamin D supplementation didn't reduce major adverse cardiovascular events compared with placebo (P=0.85), reported Mahmoud Barbarawi, MD, of the Hurley Medical Center in Flint, Michigan, and... read more

IDEJ Update

Indian Diabetes Educator Journal (IDEJ), 1st of its kind in India aims to keep the members of diabetes care team abreast with concepts of DSME (Diabetes self-management education) and DSMS (Diabetes self-management support). IDEJ has set a new benchmark in educating the diabetes educators about evolving the concept of DSME- reaching to more than 25000 through Digital and Print Medium..... read more

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