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Medical devices industry welcomes changes in bill

Last Updated: Monday, February 24, 2014, 21:16

Representatives of the global medical devices industry Monday welcomed the health ministry`s move to examine the recommendations of the standing committee on the drugs and cosmetics amendments bill.

Watch out for harmful chemicals in cosmetics

Last Updated: Friday, February 21, 2014, 20:21

Wonder what makes your skin itchy or turn red after you apply your favourite personal care product like cream and sunscreen? An expert says chemicals like paraben and phthalates present in the products are capable of damaging skin.

Parl panel calls for creation of drugs admin for stronger tabs

Last Updated: Wednesday, December 18, 2013, 23:22

A Parliamentary panel has recommended creation of a professionally-managed Central Drugs Administration to check malpractices in drug manufacturing after rejecting the proposal for the setting up of a Central Drugs Authority under the amended Drugs and Cosmetics Act.

DGCI bans cosmetics with animal-tested ingredients: PETA

Last Updated: Saturday, June 29, 2013, 00:14

The Drug Controller General of India (DCGI) has banned testing cosmetics and their ingredients on animals, an animal rights organisation said Friday.

Experts slam `pregnancy risk by chemicals` myth

Last Updated: Wednesday, June 05, 2013, 23:52

Critics say the advice is unhelpful, unrealistic and alarmist as there is not enough information about the chemical risks to fetuses from cosmetics and food packaging.

After SC rap, govt set to notify rules to regulate drug trials

Last Updated: Friday, January 04, 2013, 20:32

After over 2,242 deaths during clinical drug trials in last five years, government plans to regulate the USD 500 million sector by bringing changes in drug laws to make lapses by pharma MNCs a punishable offence and enhance compensation among other steps.

Cosmetics and plastics can double risk of type-2 diabetes

Last Updated: Friday, April 13, 2012, 11:18

Phthalates found in cosmetics and plastics can increase the risk of developing diabetes among seniors, researchers say.

Chemical found in deodorants linked to breast cancer

Last Updated: Friday, January 13, 2012, 11:21

Parabens, a chemical has been found in samples from 40 women with breast cancer.

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