National l Seminar on "Pharmacy Regulation for meeting the demand of our Nation"

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Calcutta Institute of Pharmaceutical Technology & Allied health Sciences (CIPT+) is scheduled to host an international seminar on "New Developments in Pharmaceutical Research & Education" on 20th & 21st Febuary, 2012 at Calcutta Institute of Pharmaceutical Technology & Allied health Sciences seminar hall, Uluberia, Howrah.
Drug development refers to activities undertaken after a compound is identified as a potential drug in order to establish its suitability as a medication. Objectives of drug development are to determine appropriate Formulation and Dosing, as well as to establish safety. Research in these areas generally includes a combination of in vitro studies, in vivo studies, and clinical trials. The amount of capital required for late stage development has made it a historical strength of the larger pharmaceutical companies
The "organized" sector of India's pharmaceutical industry consists of 250 to 300 companies,which account for 70 percent of products on the market, with the top 10 firms representing 30 percent. However, the total sector is estimated at nearly 20,000 businesses, some of which are extremely small. Approximately 75 percent of India's demand for medicines is
met by local manufacturing. According to the German Chemicals Association, in 2005, India's top 10 pharmaceutical
companies were Ranbaxy, Cipla, Dr. Reddy's Laboratories, Lupin, Nicolas Piramal,Aurobindo Pharma, Cadila Pharmaceuticals, Sun Pharma, Wockhardt Ltd. and Aventis Pharma. Indian-owned firms currently account for 70 percent of the domestic market, up from less than 20 percent in 1970. In 2005, nine of the top 10 companies in India were domestically owned, compared with just four in 1994.India's potential to further boost its already-leading role in global generics production, as
well as an offshore location of choice for multinational drug manufacturers seeking to curb the increasing costs of their manufacturing, R&D and other support services
The professional pharmacy curriculum is designed to produce pharmacists who have the abilities and skills to provide drug information, education, and pharmaceutical care to patients; manage the pharmacy and its medication distribution and control systems; and promote public health. Required coursework for all pharmacy students includes pharmaceutical chemistry; pharmaceutics (drug dosage forms, delivery, and disposition in the human body) pharmacology; therapeutics (the clinical use of drugs and dietary supplements in patients); drug information and analysis; pharmacy administration (including pharmacy law, bioethics, health systems, pharmacoeconomics, medical informatics); clinical skills (physical assessment, patient counseling, drug therapy monitoring for appropriate selection, dose, effect, interactions, use); and clinical pharmacy practice in pharmacies, industry, health maintenance organizations, hospital wards, and ambulatory care clinics.

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