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Pharmexcil urges commerce to seek WTO’s intervention on MHRA ban on herbal products

Mumbai (PB), 21th May, 2014: Concerned over the plight of ASU exporters in the wake of UK drug regulator MHRA’s recent ban on sale of unlicensed herbal products in UK, the Pharmaceuticals Export Promotion Council of India (Pharmexcil) has sought union commerce ministry’s intervention to move WTO on this issue. Objecting to the anti-industry stand … Continue reading

Dept of Ayush gives one year time to implement sub-rule (1B) & (1C) in Rule 157 of D&C Act

Mumbai(PB): In a huge relief to the ASU manufacturers, the Department of Ayush recently gave one year’grace period to the industry before implementing the sub-rule (1B) and sub-rule (1C) in Rule 157 of the Drugs and Cosmetics Act, which bans the manufacturers from using any prefix or suffix with the name of licensed Ayurveda, Siddha … Continue reading

ISMGA urges state govt to take immediate measures to set up ISM university in Tamil Nadu

Chennai (PB): The Indian siddha medical graduates association (ISMGA) in Tamil Nadu has urged Tamil Nadu chief minister J Jayalalitha to initiate immediate measures to establish an Indian System of Medicine (ISM) university in Tamil Nadu, which has been pending for quite some time due to the apathetic attitude of the officials in the directorate … Continue reading

AMMOI urges govt to fill up post of advisor for Ayurveda and four research officers

Chennai (PB): The Ayurvedic Medicine Manufacturers Organisation of India (AMMOI) has urged the union government to immediately fill up the vacant post of ‘advisor to Ayurveda’ in the department of Ayush. Several significant projects are not being implemented for want of the highest technical post of advisor, says the memorandum sent to the union health … Continue reading

Ayush docs to get allopathy training

Bengaluru (DC): Following the orders from the Planning Commission, the State Health and Family Welfare Department has recommended Rajiv Gandhi University of Health Sciences (RGUHS) to start an 18-month course in modern (emergency) medicine for Ayurveda, Yoga, Unani, Siddha and Homeopathy (AYUSH) practitioners to practice allopathy. The initiative is being taken up to upgrade and improve … Continue reading

New legislation likely for ayurveda, homeopathy

New Delhi (BS): After the government failed to include the traditional stream of medicines in the Drugs and Cosmetics (amendment) Bill, 2013, it is now mulling a separate legislation to regulate systems such as ayurveda and homeopathy. According to official sources, the Department of AYUSH, which administers development of ayurveda, yoga & naturopathy, unani, siddha … Continue reading

Rs 553 crores given to States / UTs for mainstreaming of AYUSH under National Rural Health Mission during 2009-13

Press Information Bureau, Government of India, 8th June, 2013: A total of Rs 553.00 crores was given to the States / UTs for mainstreaming of AYUSH under National Rural Health Mission during 2009-13. This resulted in the establishment of new AYUSH facilities in 803 Primary Health Centres, 113 Community Health Centres, 24 District Hospitals and … Continue reading

Major insurance cos refuse to include Ayush treatment in mediclaim despite IRDA order

PB, 29th May, 2013: Major insurance companies in the country are refusing to abide by the IRDA order to include Ayush products and services in the mediclaim insurance policy. IRDA issued a directive in this regard sometime in last February after repeated representations from ayush industry. IRDA under section 5(1) of the IRDA (Health Insurance) … Continue reading

BJYM demands probe into working of Central Ayush Department

PTI, Hamirpur, May 11,2013 Alleging a “systematic campaign” to “fail” the Ayush system, alternative systems of medicines, youth wing of the BJP today demanded a thorough probe into the working of the department. BJYM president Anurag Thakur demanded a thorough probe into the working of Central Ayush Department, which he claimed had become non-functional and … Continue reading

Increase in imports causes worry for domestic Ayush industry

New Delhi (PB): Notwithstanding steady increase in export of Ayurveda, Unani and Homoeopathic medicines from India, the imports of the drugs and medicinal plants in the Ayush sector also increased, causing worry to the domestic industry which is facing shortage of raw materials. Medicaments, medicinal plants and their by-products in the areas of Ayurveda, Siddha, … Continue reading