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MSPC, India launches second phase of drug CD on AIDS, TB

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The Drug Information Centre (DIC) of Maharashtra State Pharmacy Council (MSPC), India is planning to launch the second phase of its interactive CD series with drug interaction information on anti ritrovirals (ARVs), anti virals and anti-TB drugs. The second part of Drug Interaction Checker for Prescriptions (DICP) software CD will enable health professionals to detect drug-to-drug interactions in any given prescription. DIC has launched its first DICP software in 2006, which covers five therapeutic systems – anti-hypertensive, anti-diabetic, anti-anginals, lipid lowering and antibiotics. The second part of the software will cover the two major systems drugs, which are used to treat HIV/AIDS and tuberculosis (TB). The easy-to-use software is loaded with thousands of brands with corresponding generic drug names database, to provide interaction message on screen on request by entering prescription details. The new CD has additional features like patient counseling tips, information on dietary requirements and storage conditions of various types of drugs. DIC is also planning to add a list of authorised institutions and organisations in drug information and testing segments including their contact information.

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