Editor-in-Chief eMediNexus – Dr KK Aggarwal
8th September 2019

ENDS cannot be defined as "drugs" as under section 3(b) of the Drugs and Cosmetics Act

Dr KK Aggarwal, Recipient of Padma Shri

There have been various newspaper reports that the Health Ministry is considering classifying electronic nicotine delivery systems (ENDS) as "drug" to justify its order to ban their manufacture, sale and import in India.

If the Government is proposing to do so, it would be taking a stand opposite to its earlier position that ENDS are not a drug.

In 2015, the Drug Consultative Committee (DCC) had conclusively held that "e-cigarettes are not covered under the definition of the term 'drug' and therefore do not come under the purview of the Drugs and Cosmetics Act, 1940. E-Cigarettes therefore cannot be regulated under the provisions of the said Act"....read more

Mera Bharat Mahan 24: Types of students

Dr KK Aggarwal, Recipient of Padma Shri

The Bhagavad Gita (7.16) has described four types of devotees.

"catur-vidhabhajante mam
janahsukrtino 'rjuna
jnani ca bharatarsabha"...read more

Practice Updates

SC seeks govt's response on plea seeking enactment of law on violence against medical professionals

New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Friday sought a response from the Central government on a petition seeking enactment of a law against perpetrators indulging in violence against medical professionals.... read more

Accelerate efforts to eliminate cervical cancer: WHO

World Health Organization urged countries in its South-East Asia Region to accelerate efforts to eliminate cervical cancer by 2030. “Countries need to expand vaccination, screening, detection and treatment services for everyone,... read more

WHO welcomes Facebook commitment to stop vaccine misinformation from going viral

The World Health Organization (WHO) on Thursday welcomed Facebook's pledge to ensure users can separate fact from fiction when it comes to vaccines, across its platforms from Facebook Search, to Groups, Pages and forums.... read more

Sublingual Immunotherapy Safe, Effective for Peanut Allergy

Peanut sublingual immunotherapy (SLIT) given in extended therapy up to 5 years provides significant desensitization for most peanut-allergic children, and is easy to use and safe, say the authors of a small study published online September 4 in the... read more

Stop Prescribing Antipsychotics for Delirium

Neither first- nor second-generation antipsychotics show a clear benefit over placebo for preventing or treating delirium in hospitalized adults, and their routine use should be discontinued, researchers from Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, Maryland, report.... read more

Medical Voice

Emergency department openings and closures impact resources for heart attack patients

(NIH): A new study published in the September issue of Health Affairs has found that hospital emergency room closures can adversely affect health outcomes for heart attack patients at neighboring hospitals that are near or at full capacity. Conversely, when a new emergency department opens,...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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