Drug Information, Pharmaco Vigilance Centre set up

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Chennai, Dec 4 (UNI) The Drugs Control Authority (DCA) has set up a Drug Information and Pharmaco Vigilance Centre to help ignorant poor people know about the drugs they were using along with its dosage, safety and precaution.

DCA Deputy Director K S Gnanasekar told reporters here today that the new centre would be inaugurated by Tamil Nadu Health Minister M R K Panneerselvam on December 7 in the presence of Chief Secretary L K Tripathy and Health Secretary V K Subburaj.

He said the centre, set up jointly by the Directorate of Drug Control and the Tamil Nadu Pharmacy Council, would function as a liaison centre and would be operated by a pharmacologist with M Pharm qualification, a Pharmacy graduate and a diploma holder.

Mr Gnanasekar said the centre could be used by doctors and other professionals in getting relevant information about drugs.

The establishment of the centre was aimed at educating the people about spurious drugs and the public could lodge complaint with the centre about prevalence of any spurious drug in the market, he said.


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