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PSM Interchange 2014: Bejon Misra, PSM India


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Bejon Misra, Founder and Director of Partnership for Safe Medicines India, speaks about the organization, its accomplishments in 2013-2014, and its future plans.

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PSM Interchange 2014: Bejon Misra, PSM India

  1. 1. PSM India Bejon Misra, Founder Director
  2. 2. PSM India Mission • Committed to the safety of prescription drugs and protecting consumers against spurious, counterfeit, falsified, substandard or otherwise unsafe medicines Vision • Just One Unsafe Medicine Threatens Patient Safety… we all must work together to educate and to help protect patients in India and around the globe
  3. 3. PSM International Principles for Drug Safety Secure and protect the supply chain Regulate online drug sellers Unify the fight against counterfeit drugs 1 2 3
  4. 4. PSM India’s Efforts  Successful partnerships including all levels of Indian government across various Ministries and States  Indian pharmaceutical industry buy-in  Public education campaign with regular Newsletter, dynamic website and toll-free 24/7 Helpline
  5. 5. PSM India: Results  Indian consumers finally have the ability to educate themselves on the dangers of fake medicines  Indian government is more aware of risks and more willing to crack down on counterfeit producers  Recognised as trusted partner in the pharmaceutical sector on patient safety and quality medicines
  6. 6. PSM India in 2014  Collaborating with PSM China, PSM Board members and senior Ministry Officials to exchange best practices  Government of India invited PSM as implementing partner in research studies Example: Audit of drugs bound for export for compliance with 2D barcoding regulation
  7. 7.  PSM/Board members advising new Modi government on health-related issues including safe medicines  PSM outreach extended to pharmacovigilance  Expanded programs with State drug regulatory officials PSM India in 2014
  8. 8. PSM India: The Future  How to procure safe medicines (generic & branded) from secure sources  Educate consumers to report adverse drug reactions  Strengthen the national pharmacovigilance system  Create champions as whistleblowers to report unethical practices and expose the culprits
  9. 9. Consumer Empowerment is the Key Demo manufacturer authenticates genuine pack of XXXX. Batch No. XXXX Thank you for verifying your