Journal #7

“Try not to become a person of success, but rather try to become a person of value.” – Albert Einstein

Day 7, February 27th.

Today was tough. Woke up with a stomach ache, probably because of whatever I ate yesterday. I had to skip college as well as work because of it.

Then there were news that both India and Pakistan have shot down each other’s fighter jet, while an IAF pilot has been caught by the Pakistan army. As per the footage, they seem to be treating him with respect as per the Geneva convention. I pray for his safety and quick return.

Let us also pray that countries never go to war with each other.

Just to get some air I went out in the evening, tried to look for some birthday gift for myself but wasn’t able to decide on one. 😅

Then again, came back, had dinner, took medicine and went to bed.

So slow a day this has been.

Medicines failing quality tests

#drugs #medicine #India #Health #CDSCO #DrugsStandard #Combiflam #Cetrizine

According to the Government drug regulators, around 60 drugs in specific batches of popular painkillers, antibiotics and anti-allergy drugs have failed quality tests. The drugs are declared as ‘not of standard quality, spurious, adulterated, or misbranded.’

Some of the drugs included are Combiflam, which combines paracetamol and ibuprofen and is prescribed for relief of pain and fever; D-Cold, a medicine for relief from colds; Cetrizine, an anti-allergy medicine and antibiotics such as ciprofloxacin, ofloxacin, etc.

Combiflam and D-Cold failed due to ‘disintegration‘, while ofloxacin failed in ‘assay’ or quantitative tests for their ingredients.

The 60 drugs have been labeled substandard, due to poor manufacturing processes, poor transportation or storage and handling along the distribution chain.

Read the full article here (You can also find the full list of drugs on this link)

Please be aware of this when you intake these medicines. And try to avoid them if possible.

This is an important article on Depression

#Depression #health #wellness #people #global #medicine

Studies have shown that Depression cases have been up by 20 percent globally, and by 2030 depression will be the leading cause of disability worldwide.

Depression is a mental disorder where the person suffers from prolonged period of sadness, which disrupts not just their mood but daily activities as well. Patients find it even difficult to wake up and get out of bed in the morning. You can also notice visible changes in the person’s behavior, feelings and sense of well-being.

Also, do note that try to think of depression as an actual disorder, and not somethingthat can automatically go away with time‘. Don’t look down on people with depression, because it is another disorder and not something to be ashamed of or feel humiliated about. Help others, and yes, medicines do help.

Read the full article here.