Chemists selling drugs without prescriptions

And you thought prescription drugs meant drugs that needed doctor’s prescription! Turns out that compliance is not the strongest point of many a pharmacy in the city. A Mirror Check at eight different stores threw up shocking apathy to the norms set down by the government for sale of Schedule H drugs. There are currently 536-odd drugs in Schedule H list. Many of the branded medicines containing compounds listed in Schedule H, H1 category are to be bought strictly with a doctor’s prescription. Read Also: It’s time we get our…

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Ahmedabad: Pedestrians worst hit by rash driving

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AHMEDABAD: As a pedestrian, you wouldn’t want your life to hinge on the mercy of a careless motorist on Ahmedabad roads. A citizen who chooses to walk in Ahmedabad faces the risk of being run over by cars dashing through crossroads, refusing to respect the rights of pedestrians. According to a recent Road Accident Sampling System India (RASSI) report by JP Research India, which studied accidents between January and July last year, of the 1,239 accident cases in Ahmedabad 329 involved pedestrians. Of these 356 accidents involved cars and 613…

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‘53% of Gujarat police personnel overstressed’

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AHMEDABAD: Believe it or not, Over 53% of the men in khaki across the state – who are entrusted with public safety – are highly stressed and are facing domestic as well as professional issues. This was revealed in a study done by Gujarat Forensic Science University (GFSU) in 2017. The study done by assistant professor, GFSU, Dr Priyanka Kacker and an M Phil student, Sonal Sen, surveyed more than 100 policemen from across the state and ranging from the level of constable to that of DSP. The study found…

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Surat BRTS junctions to get speed-breakers

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SURAT: The Surat Municipal Corporation has decided to construct speed-breakers on junctions of the BRTS routes to curb accidents. Noteworthy, the BRTS corridor in the city has witnessed 28 deaths in accidents in the past two years. The speed-breakers will allow the motorists to slow down and prevent them in crossing the junction in a hurry. Sources said that the BRTS junctions in the city have become the accident spots during the last two years. In May-2018, about five people lost their lives in accidents reported on the BRTS junctions…

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Gujarat: PAAS leader arrested in sedition case

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AHMEDABAD: Patidar Anamat Andolan Samiti (PAAS) leader from Surat and one of the closest aide of Hardik Patel, Alpesh Kathiria was arrested by the city crime branch immediately after he was released on bail in the case pertaining to unlawful assembly and obstructing police duty. A senior crime branch official said that Kathiria was arrested in the sedition case of 2015 where in he along with five others including Hardik, Chirag Patel, Dinesh Bambhania, Ketan Patel and Amrish Patel — were implicated as accused. They were booked under IPC Sections…

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