Haematinics Haematinics are essential nutrients required by the bone marrow for blood cell formation (haematopoiesis). These nutrients play a crucial role in maintaining healthy red blood cells. Haematinics are used in treatment of various types of anaemia. The main haematinics include iron, folic acid, and vitamin B12. Additionally, substances like copper and pyridoxine are required … Read more

Free Course for Pharmacist on Rational Use of Medicines

The World Health Organisation (WHO), Pharmacy Council of India (PCI) and Translational Health Science and Technology Institute (THSTI) launches free e-learning course for registered pharmacist on rational use of medicines. The course addresses the importance of appropriate medicine uses; it aligns with the sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) objective for achieving universal health coverage. It includes … Read more


Emetics Emetics are agents that induce nausea and vomiting. They are used primarily for the emergency treatment of poisoning caused by certain toxins that have been ingested. Emetics work by stimulating the body’s natural response to expel harmful substances through vomiting. The use of emetics is limited to the treatment of poisoning with certain toxins that have … Read more


Astringents Astringents are chemical compounds that tend to shrink or constrict body tissues and form a protective layer on the surface. Due to their protein action, astringents reduce cell permeability, leading to decreased local edema, exudation, and inflammation. The word “astringent” derives from Latin adstringere, meaning “to bind fast.” These substances are usually applied topically … Read more

Antimicrobial Agents

Introduction Antimicrobial is an agent which kills microorganisms (microbicide) or stops their growth (bacteriostatic agent). Use of antimicrobials is a common practice for at least 2000 years. Ancient Egyptians and ancient Greeks used specific molds and plant extracts to treat infection. Antimicrobial is a broad terminology describing activity against microbes. There are various specific terminologies … Read more

HLL Lifecare Limited (HLL), released latest notification for the post of deputy manager, manager in pharma and retail business, only for SC and ST candidates.

HLL Lifecare Limited (HLL), released latest notification for the post of deputy manager, manager in pharma and retail business, only for SC and ST candidates. HLL Lifecare Limited (HLL), India’s leading manufacturers and marketers of contraceptive, Health Care and Pharma products is a Mini Ratna Central Public Sector Enterprise under the Ministry of Health and … Read more


Radiopharmaceuticals Radiopharmaceuticals are a group of pharmaceutical drugs containing radioactive isotopes. These compounds serve both diagnostic and therapeutic purposes. Radiopharmaceuticals emit radiation themselves. Radiopharmacology is the specialized branch of pharmacology that deals with these agents. The primary group of radiopharmaceuticals includes radiotracers, which are used to diagnose tissue dysfunction. Radiopharmaceuticals are administered to patients via … Read more

Cultivation of Drugs of Natural Origin

Introduction Cultivation of plants to get medicinal benefits from it requires intensive care and management. The condition and duration of cultivation is depending on quality of medicinal plant required. Cultivation involves precise control of various factors like rainfall, irrigation, fertilizers, pests, humidity, light and temperature. Proper cultivation helps to get better quality and purity of … Read more

Dental Products

Introduction Dental products typically include a variety of oral care items designed to promote dental hygiene and solves common oral health issues. Dental hygiene is also important. Clean teeth helps good health and a clean teeth cannot decay but practically it is impossible to keep ones teeth continuously clean all the years. Various factors contribute … Read more