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  • Alarming rise in new psychoactive substances, says UN 29-06-2013 10:13 PM

    United Nations: The use of prescription drugs and so-called "designer drugs" are proliferating at an alarming rate, posing threats to public health, a UN report has said. While there has been a decline in the use of traditional drugs such as heroin and cocaine in some parts of the world,...
  • Govt steps in to check abuse of antibiotics 29-10-2010 11:05 AM

    New Delhi: In a bid to check the widespread abuse of antibiotics, India's drug regulator, Drugs Controller General of India (DGCI), has proposed a new rule that will make it difficult for patients to self-medicate. Doctors will now have to write prescriptions for antibiotics in duplicate. One copy will have...