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7th March, 2017
IMA White Paper on Stent Controversy

Report of the Core-Committee for Revision of National List of Essential Medicines November 2015
A Core-Committee was constituted by the Ministry of Health & Family Welfare (MOHFW), Government of India, under the chairmanship of Dr VM Katoch, the then Secretary, Department of Health Research (DHR) and Director General, Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR), and Dr YK Gupta, Professor and Head, Department of Pharmacology, All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) as the Vice Chairman.
The Core-Committee in its initial meetings deliberated and decided on the criteria for inclusion and deletion of medicines in National List of Essential Medicines (NLEM).
The criteria for inclusion of a medicine in NLEM are as follows:
  1. The medicine should be approved/licensed in India
  2. The medicine should be useful in a disease, which is a public health problem in India.
  3. The medicine should have proven efficacy and safety profile based on valid scientific evidence.
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Snoring and your health
Approximately 20% of the adult population, and 60% of men over the age of 40 snoring regularly, it may be common but it is not harmless.

New Delhi, March 06, 2017: The cause of snoring is air flowing through the open mouth and causing the soft palate (side area around the back of the tongue and the tonsils) to vibrate. This results in the production of sound "the snore".
Medically, snorers are found to be more prone to:
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