Trafficked medical products kill almost half a million sub-Saharan Africans every year, and action is needed to stem the flow, the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) states in its new threat assessment report.

The WHO Global Antimicrobial Resistance and Use Surveillance System (GLASS) was launched in 2015 to foster AMR surveillance and inform strategies to contain AMR.

Order of the Supreme Court of India in the matter of Cure SMA Foundation of India & Others Vs Union of India & Others dated 05/12/2022.

The petition filed in the nature of Public Interest Litigation (PIL) requested the Supreme Court to pass a writ in the nature of mandamus directing the government of India to completely exempt drugs for treatment of rare diseases from the levy of IGST, CGST, SGT and custom duty.

Analysis by the UN ahead of World AIDS Day reveals that inequalities are obstructing the end of AIDS. On current trends the world will not meet agreed global targets on AIDS. But the new UNAIDS report, Dangerous Inequalities, shows that urgent action to tackle inequalities can get the AIDS response on track.

The Ministry of Health and Family Welfare on 17th November 2022, has published the Drugs (Eighth Amendment) Rules, 2022 to further amend the Drugs Rules, 1945.

The Ministry of Chemicals and Fertilizer, (MOCF) on November 11, 2022, issued a notification to further amend the Drugs (Prices Control) Order, 2013 this has come into force on November 11, 2022.

Order of the Supreme Court of India in the matter of Network of People Living with HIV/AIDS & Others Vs Union of India & Others.

The petitioners have submitted that:

(i) There are shortages in the procurement of antiretroviral drugs (ART) drugs in India

Order of the Supreme Court of India in the matter of Federation of Medical and Sales Representatives Associations of India & Others Vs Union of India & Others dated 18/08/2022.

The Supreme Court, August 18, 2022 directed the government of India to file a counter affidavit on the matter of pharma companies giving incentives to doctors for prescribing their drugs.

The Department of Health and Family Welfare vide notification dated the 10th August, 2022 has issued the Drugs (Sixth Amendment) Rules, 2022.

The Comptroller and Auditor General of India, in its audit report tabled on 8th August, 2022, highlighted several lapses in the procurement and supply chain of drugs under the Central Government Health Scheme (CGHS), which led to a shortage of drugs at wellness centres.

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