Editor-in-Chief eMediNexus – Dr KK Aggarwal
28th May 2019
Drug Formulations: Banking on Brands

Dr KK Aggarwal, Padma Shri Awardee

Reproduced from: http://www.indialegallive.com/health/drug-formulations-banking-on-brands-65964, published May 26, 2019

Retaining the brand name in a new formulation is misleading and harmful for patients and state drug controllers can crack down on companies which do so

The central government has ordered state drug controllers not to allow pharma companies to market drug formulations in which the composition has been tweaked while retaining the old brand name. With this in place, certain companies will not be allowed to retain the brand name in medicines that have undergone a change in raw material or active pharmaceutical ingredient.....read more

How to deal with leftover food: Tips from the Cleveland Clinic

Dr KK Aggarwal, Padma Shri Awardee

  1. For cookouts and barbeques, when you're thinking about your leftover food, anything that's been sitting out for more than 2 hours, you probably shouldn't save
  2. Avoid letting foods get into the 'temperature danger zone', which ranges from 40-140°F. When food has been sitting out in that temperature range, it will begin to grow bacteria, and there's a higher likelihood of getting sick from eating it.
  3. There are some food items that are likely able to be saved such as snacks like nuts or pretzels....read more
Practice Updates

ICMR head Balram Bhargava wins Dr Lee Jong-wook Prize for Public Health

Excerpts from The Hindu: "When I work with patients, I think about how to apply science to alleviate their suffering. This gives meaning to everything else I do," said Director General of the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) Professor Balram Bhargava after jointly winning the 2019 Dr Lee Jong-wook Memorial Prize for Public Health at the 72nd World Health Assembly in Geneva earlier this week.... read more

International Statistical Classification of Diseases and Related Health Problems (ICD-11) Adopted

The World Health Assembly member states have agreed to adopt the eleventh revision of the International Statistical Classification of Diseases and Related Health Problems (ICD-11), to come into effect on January 1, 2022.... read more

FDA approves first PI3K inhibitor for breast cancer

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved Piqray (alpelisib) tablets, to be used in combination with the FDA-approved endocrine therapy fulvestrant, to treat postmenopausal women, and men, with hormone receptor (HR)-positive, human epidermal growth factor receptor 2... read more

Mumps and measles cases in England prompt vaccine call

A significant increase in mumps cases and continuing outbreaks of measles in England have led to calls for people to ensure they are immunized. Public Health England said even one person missing their vaccinations was "too many". There were 795 cases of mumps in the first three months of 2019, compared with 1,031 in the whole of 2018....read more

Chinese medicine gains WHO acceptance but it has many critics

The World Health Assembly on Saturday formally approved the latest version of its influential global compendium, which includes a chapter on traditional medicine for the first time. However, not everybody is happy with the controversial move. Some in the biomedical community say WHO overlooked the toxicity of some herbal medicine and the lack of evidence it works,... read more

'90% deaths due to cancer caused by tobacco intake'

Indore: Nine out of 10 deaths caused by cancer are due to consumption of tobacco. In India, 7300 people die every year because of passive smoking, said Dr Arvind Pancholia, a member of Indian Medical Association (IMA) Indore chapter on Sunday..... read more

Hard-to-Treat Uterine Corpus Cancers On the Rise

Among all U.S. women, rates of more aggressive non-endometrioid cancer subtypes have been rising rapidly. And trends show marked racial differences and disparities, with higher rates of uterine corpus subtypes and poorer survival among non-Hispanic black women, reported a new study in the Journal of Clinical Oncology..... 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

Medical Voice

Diet for high uric acid

Harvard: In the past, doctors often handed their patients a list of foods high in purines and instructed them not to eat those foods. By itself, that hasn't been shown to be particularly helpful.

Now experts have begun thinking about diet differently. Instead of trying to figure out which individual foods you should avoid, the focus is on following a healthy diet and trying to lose weight if you're overweight or obese.... read more

eMedi Humor
Medicolegal Corner
eMedi Quiz
A. Develop a teaching plan
B. Facilitate psychologic adjustment
C. Maintain the present muscle strength
D. Prepare for the appearance of myasthenic crisis
Lifestyle Updates
Inspirational Story 1: God's Hands!
Inspirational Story 2: This is Good!
Lifestyle changes are a must to reduce the risk of acquiring dementia later in life: HCFI
A balanced lifestyle can keep both physical and mental health in good shape
New Delhi, 27th May 2019: The World Health Organization (WHO) recently released a set of guidelines indicating that a range of lifestyle modifications may help reduce the risk of cognitive decline and dementia. The guidelines put the focus on regular exercise, a healthy diet, and controlling obesity, diabetes and hypertension. The need of the hour is to raise awareness on the importance of taking preventive measures in averting the risk of dementia and other diseases.
To Read More or Comment, Click Here