Editor-in-Chief eMediNexus – Dr KK Aggarwal
8th May 2019
Biosimilars in India

Dr KK Aggarwal, Padma Shri Awardee

Biosimilar is a biologic product, which is very similar to the reference product that has been FDA approved and does not differ much from the reference product with regard to safety and effectiveness.1 Only the indications and conditions of use that have been approved for the reference drug can be approved for the biosimilar

Biosimilars have been defined in various ways by regulating bodies around the world. Let's take a look at some definitions:

  • World Health Organization (WHO): A similar biotherapeutic product (SBP) is a "biotherapeutic product which is similar in terms of quality, safety and efficacy to an already licensed reference biotherapeutic product". 2.....read more

The purpose of life is to create a balance: Good governance also needs a constructive opposition

Dr KK Aggarwal, Padma Shri Awardee

Democracy is a government of the people, for the people and by the people. Good governance is important for the development of the people and therefore of the country.

Good governance evidently requires a good ruling party; but, good governance also means a strong and constructive opposition.

The people are all powerful in a democracy and their participation in this process is important.

Hence, one should vote for an individual in their constituency. If he wins and becomes a part of the ruling party he will do good for the nation and even if he loses he will still do good for the nation being in the opposition. .... read more

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Practice Updates

Today is World Thalassemia Day

World Thalassemia Day is celebrated every year on 8th of May to increase awareness about this disease among common public all through the world. The day is observed in honor of all patients with thalassemia and their parents who have never lost hope for life, despite the burden of their disease, and to all scientists who, with tireless dedication and enduring efforts,.... read more

IMA demands review, repeal and re-conception of PCPNDT

New Delhi, May 6 (PTI): The IMA has demanded a major overhaul of the Pre-conception and Pre-natal Diagnostic Techniques (Prohibition of Sex Selection) Act, saying the legislation in its present form has led to "harassment" of obstetricians and radiologists and has "miserably failed" in restoring the sex ratio of the country..... read more

With deadly cyclones on the rise, UNICEF raises concern about impact of climate change on children

The cyclone currently hammering India and the back-to-back cyclones that tore through Mozambique in March and April have caused serious damage to the lives of thousands of children. They should be an urgent wake-up call to world leaders on the grave risks that extreme weather events pose to the lives of children, UNICEF said..... read more

A new treatment for cardiomyopathy caused by a transthyretin mediated amyloidosis

The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved Vyndaqel (tafamidis meglumine) and Vyndamax (tafamidis) capsules for the treatment of the heart disease (cardiomyopathy) caused by transthyretin mediated amyloidosis....read more

ACOG recommends screening pregnant women for heart disease

The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG) has said that pregnant women should be screened for cardiovascular disease (CVD) before pregnancy, diagnosed correctly during pregnancy, with close follow-up after pregnancy. Also, providers should be able to separate the cardiac signs and symptoms from the normal symptoms of pregnancy....read more

Medical Voice

WHO targets 50% reduction in deaths and disabilities due to snake bite

WHO has released further details of its strategy to prevent and control snakebite envenoming, a neglected tropical disease that affects 1.8–2.7 million people each year, claiming 81,000-138,000 lives and causing 400,000 cases of permanent disability. The strategy titled "Snakebite envenoming: a strategy for prevention and control" will be launched at a meeting hosted by the governments of the Republic of Costa Rica and the Federal Republic of Nigeria on 23 May 2019 in Geneva, Switzerland..... read more

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Lifestyle Updates
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Lack of awareness and access to quality healthcare are two major causes for unsafe abortions in India: HCFI
Sensitizing women in rural areas about the use of contraceptives and safe delivery is the need of the hour

New Delhi, 7th May 2019: About half (48%) of all pregnancies in India are unintended largely because women, both married and unmarried, have no information about safe sex or don’t have access to contraceptives, indicates a recent study. Women are denied sex education in school and information about contraceptives and abortion services out of it, which result in millions of unintended pregnancies every year.

Some of the leading causes of unsafe abortions include poverty, gaps in health services, and teen pregnancy. Abortions are also mostly undertaken by unskilled persons in unregistered places. The need of the hour is large-scale awareness and better regulation of the healthcare sector to provide quality services to all, including contraceptives, safe delivery and abortions.

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