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Partnership for Safe Medicines India

Psmindia-screenshot Formed: Decemer 2010

Website: www.safemedicinesindia.in

Media contact (India): Toll Free Helpline:1800-11-4424

Media contact (US): Teresa Schofield, teresa@safemedicines.org, +1.202.347.7947

Media fact sheet: About PSM India [PDF]

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Mission: To serve as a coalition of organizations and individuals seeking to protect consumers from spurious or contraband medicines in the country.

  1. To raise public awareness of the harms to patient safely caused by spurious drugs
  2. To inform consumers and distributors of medicines in the community the existence and extent of spurious drug problem
  3. To work collaboratively with the medical community
  4. To educate Indian consumers on the importance of drug quality, how to identify suspected spurious drugs, and what actions to take when encounter a suspected case
  5. To educate community healthcare practitioners in drugstores and health centers on the problem of spurious drugs and what role they can play to lessen the problem

Initial core group members:

  1. Mr Ashok Kumar, 47, New Moti Bagh, New Delhi-110023
  2. Dr. Meera Mitra, Governing Council Member, Cell for Consumer Education and Advocacy, Greater Kailash Enclave I, New Delhi 110048
  3. Ms. Reena George, Cankids, Sector 14, Noida
  4. Dr Manisha K Bhatla, Escorts Heart Institute & Research Centre, Okhla Road, New Delhi – 110 025
  5. Dr. Prafull D. Sheth, Vice President, International Pharmaceutical Federation, E-256, Greater Kailash I, New Delhi -110048
  6. Mr Bejon Misra, Founder Trustee, Consumer Online Foundation, D-14, 1st Floor, Greater Kailash Enclave II, New Delhi – 110 048
  7. Mr. S., Krishnan, Chairman, Healthy You Foundation, E-212, Anand Lok, Mayur Vihar-I, Delhi – 110 091
  8. Mr. Brijesh Regal, Chief Executive Officer, Apothecaries Clinical Research, 579, Devli, East Sainik Farms, New Delhi – 110 062
  9. Dr. Vinay Agarwal, President Elect, Indian Medical Association, IMA House, Indraprastha Marg, New Delhi – 110 002
  10. Ms. Vandana Saxena, Vice President, Consumers’ Forum, 228, Sidhartha Enclave, New Delhi – 110 014
  11. Mr. A. K Jain, Principal Advisor, Quality Council of India, 2ndfloor,  Institution of Engineers Building, Bahadurshah Zafar Marg, New Delhi – 110 002
  12. Dr Rashmi Kulshrestha, Regulatory Consultant, Regulatory Wisdom, 113-114, Vardhman Grand Market, Sector 3,  Dwarka, New Delhi – 110 078
  13. Dr Raja Smarta, Managing Director, Interlink Marketing Consultancy Pvt.Ltd., 3A, Central Plaza, 166 CST Road, Kalina, Santacruz (East), Mumbai – 400 098
  14. Mr. T. K. Govindan, A/62 Double Storey, Kalkaji Main Road, New Delhi 110019.

Bejon Misra presenting at the launch

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