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Food and Drug Administration (FDA)


Chemists told not to sell flu medicine without prescriptions

April 15, 2020 10:52 pm

The move came after government authorities noticed that a large number of suspected COVID-19 patients were treating themselves at home using flu medicine

24x7 Maximum City: FDA raises concern, minister says dept not consulted

January 21, 2020 2:00 am

Tourism Minister Aaditya Thackeray has been pushing the proposal to keep eateries and malls in the maximum city open 24x7 starting January 26.

Mumbai: FDA holds workshop on healthy food in schools

August 23, 2019 2:51 am

The workshop is part of the FDA’s drive to replace existing menus in educational institutes with healthier options.

Maharashtra: Showcause notice to 167 ayurvedic, homeopathic retailers

July 27, 2019 4:36 am

Between June and July, drug officials seized stocks of medicine and syrups worth Rs 20 lakh.

Maharashtra: FDA reimposes ban on gutka, paan masala

July 23, 2019 4:37 am

A government resolution, issued on July 20, renewed the ban on gutka, paan masala and supari that is either flavoured, scented or mixed with additives.

‘Eat right’ campaign: FDA to improve food quality at school, college canteens

June 01, 2019 3:10 am

The campaign, whose ambassador will be actor Rajkummar Rao, will begin by June, said FDA Commissioner Pallavi Darade. The campaign aims to reduce excessive consumption of salt, fats and sugar that have escalated lifestyle diseases like obesity, diabetes and high blood pressure.

A day in the life of Bableen Kaur, a drug inspector in Punjab: In frontlines of drug war, living cautiously, a month after murder

April 28, 2019 7:29 am

Kaur’s office is a mere 10-minute drive from the District and Sessions Court. An old Public Works Department building in the Civil Surgeon Office has been renovated to make space for the drug inspectors.

Murder in Mohali

June 07, 2019 9:19 am

Killing of Neha Shoree must shake Punjab government out of complacency, revive urgency in efforts to tackle drug menace

Punjab FDA officer’s murder: Not aware of his arms licence, say kin of accused

March 31, 2019 7:44 am

The Ropar district administration had initiated a probe into how Balwinder managed to get an arms licence on which he subsequently purchased a .32 bore revolver that was used in the crime.

Punjab FDA officer’s murder: ‘Brilliant student... she worked on anti-cancer drug delivery system’

March 31, 2019 7:45 am

Neha’s father Capt Kailash Kumar Shoree (retd) said he always feared for his daughter’s life considering the challenges she faced while discharging her official duties.