NDDS - Novel Drug Delivery System refers to the technology used to transport the drug compound to the body to achieve the desired therapeutic effect. Sustained research is work in progress in this field and new delivery systems such as Liposomes, Nanoparticles, Niosomes, Microsphere, Micro Encapsulation inter alia are being refined for improved drug delivery in different therapeutic segments. In this issue we carry a special focus on NDDS to catch up with the latest.

India proudly carries the tag of being the world's generic pharmacy.

3rd in terms of volume and 13th in terms of value, India is one of the leading players in this multi billion dollar industry. However, dampening the spirits of an otherwise vibrant industry is the prevalence of counterfeit drugs. An estimated 10% of drugs are counterfeit in India. Govt and industry have come together to fight this menace through raising public awareness, implementing latest anti-counterfeiting measures and making stricter laws. Govt may also introduce a unique code printed on packaging which could be texted to a number to verify genuineness. An interesting and unique step indeed.

The 13th Dr P D Sethi Award for the Best Paper in Pharmaceutical Analysis was announced last month with the winners being from Roland Institute of Pharma Sciences, Odisha and the runners up from Central Drug Research Institute, Lucknow. 45 papers were received in all. It is indeed a tribute to late Dr. P D Sethi for his unmatched contribution to the field of Pharma Analysis.

Organ donation is such an important part of saving lives. In a notable development statistics show that the youth are leading the way forward with the maximum pledges coming from the age group of 21-30. The Pharma Review family is happy to make a small contribution by carrying an awareness section in the journal for the last 6 years.

Due to space and logistical constraints, after years of tremendous success in Mumbai, the CPhI / P-Mec exhibition shifts to the North. This mega event will now be held in the NCR region at India Expo Mart, Greater Noida, from 12 - 14 December 2018. A new venue and location will have its challenges which the organizers will undoubtedly meet. But the success of India's largest pharma event depends on its patrons. So, do make note of this change and block the dates in your calendar.



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