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NUMBER OF COMPANIES ARE MARKETING THEIR OTC PRODUCT.THEY ARE BLEMING 100% CURE FOR THE DISEASES.MOSTLY THIS PRODUCTS ARE FOR SEXUAL DESIRE,CONSTIPATION,PILES,ACNE AND OTHER DISEASES.THE ADVERTISEMENTS ARE MISSGUIDING PATIENTS TO CONSUME IT.WHEN PT.DO NOT GET RELIEF THEY BLAIM AYURVEDA.FOR EXAMPLE;-A PT SUFFERING FROM CONSTIPATION TAKES SOME MEDICINES FROM OPEN MARKET.MOST MEDICINES FROM AYURVEDA FOR CONSTIPATION CONTAINS SALT.IF THE SAME PT.SUFFERING FROM HYPERTENTION THEN THE MEDICINE MIGHT BE HARM FULL TO HIM.ANOTHER EXAMPLE A PT. SUFFERING FROM BLLEDIG PER RECTUM TAKES MEDICINE FROM MARKET.HE THINKS THAT IT IS BLEEDING PILES.BUT IT MIGHT BE FISSURE OR ULCERATIVE COLITIS.SO MEDICINES CAN HARM HIM.IN ALLOPATHY THERE ARE SOME RESTRICTIONS FOR OTC PRODUCTS SAME SHOULD NOT BE APPLIED FOE AYURVEDA???THE BIGGEST HARM TO AYURVEDA IS DONE BY THE SADHUS,AND SO CALLED YOGA CHARYAS AM I WRONG????
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    Sunday, April 04 2010, 09:38 AM - #Permalink
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    ayush department is publishing ads on this topic to educate the people. no company can sell their product without expiry date,content etc. we can complain about such a fake claiming advertise to ayush department.
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    Sunday, April 04 2010, 09:54 AM - #Permalink
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    i do agree with you. i think we all doctors have to get together and raise the voice against such companies because of whom ayurveda is in great trouble. we need to educate people for this matter through media. i think in todays time media could the best way to tell all people regarding this issue.
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    Sunday, April 04 2010, 10:23 AM - #Permalink
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    OTC products alone cannot be blamed for the entire scenario, but the mind set of the patients in our country is such that, they never visit the doctor when in initial stages of their disease, due to many reasons of their own. The above problem of getting affected by OTC products is not only a menace to Ayurveda but also to other contemporary medicinal systems including the Modern medicine. How so ever, we physicians try to educate the people regarding the misuse or inappropriate usage of the medicines, we tend to face failure, beacuse of the strong inclination of the general public to purchase the medicines OVER-THE-COUNTER. Forget about the Sadhus or Yogis, harming our science. Some of them do harm. But, what about the so called graduates of BAMS, who practice Allopathy along with our science ! Is it that they do not have faith in our own science? Or that they are in zeal to earn quicker bucks with out any difficulty in a shorter span of period?

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    Sunday, April 04 2010, 10:49 AM - #Permalink
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    It is there Marketing Formula Many of the doctor even are giving money back Garantee to this is also wrong But nothing can be done as every one thinks for herself and not for Ayurved as u do So Keep us this Spirit as is neccesary for Upliftment of Ayurved
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    Sunday, April 04 2010, 11:51 AM - #Permalink
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    when we look deeper in to some issues, what remains is frustration, the fact that very little can be done to change these scenarios except for these kind of discussions, the mind set of people needs to change for anything good to happen. so let us practice ayurveda in our level best , as it is meant to be, leave the rest to the karma of there own deeds.
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    Sunday, April 04 2010, 12:36 PM - #Permalink
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    There is provision in Drug and cosmetics act under "Drug & Magic Remedies(Objectionable advertisement) Act" where no one claim complete cure from the disease mentioned in this act which are 54 in numbers and include all most the disease for which such advertisement are made. One can complaint against the manufacturer. Just cut the copy of the advertisement and send it to the Director AYUSH of your state or to Advisor Ayush Government Of India. There is penalty clause and so many manufactures are investigated under this act. We have courage to write against such advertisement. here is the link for this act from where you can get the list of disease and many more information regarding the legal aspects. http://www.whoindia.org/LinkFiles/Traditional_Medicine_Legal_status-Magic_Remedies.pdf
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    Sunday, April 04 2010, 01:25 PM - #Permalink
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    this is our duty to come forward and react..
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    Sunday, April 04 2010, 02:13 PM - #Permalink
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    that is duty of all citizen and awerness toward this than it may stop jai ayurveda
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    Sunday, April 04 2010, 06:59 PM - #Permalink
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    Sunday, April 04 2010, 09:47 PM - #Permalink
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    agree with you,we all should raise the voice against it but we also need support of govt. also.
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    Sunday, April 04 2010, 10:09 PM - #Permalink
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    agree with u totally now a days more than vaidya other people are propogating ayurved in their own style. which is looking very nice today but will be big problem for us (vaidyas) unity should be in us and "together we can and we will"
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    Sunday, April 04 2010, 10:56 PM - #Permalink
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    not agree with u dr.. There is need to motivate to the patient....there should be arule like without any perscription slip no any medical stockist give any type of medicine.... like this is written on every bottel of wine that it is injurious to health. on every medicine there is written take medicine under the perscription of physcian......... so we are not defaulter.... dont worry.............. TAKE CARE...
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    Monday, April 05 2010, 01:10 AM - #Permalink
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    Therapeutic indication over products are harmful obsequiously. when i am using chandanasava as pittaghna & daharashmana in parikartika most of patients asking me its the medicine of urinary disorder no anorectal. companies want market but harmful for doctor and patient as well.pathy may be changes but patient is same. so every sort of knowledge may be helpful. I agree with your emotions but varnish is varnish it will never convert in gold ok dont worry serve humanity with calm
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    Monday, April 05 2010, 08:19 AM - #Permalink
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    I agree with you and what is the remedy? 1. educate people not to go behind advertisement and consult qulified Ayurvedic Vaidya before they consume any medicines. 2. Do not use such advertised medicines in your practice. 3. People should sue against such companies without proper clinical evaluation and documentation if they claim medical benefits of their product.

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    Monday, April 05 2010, 11:59 AM - #Permalink
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    no, u r not at all wrong. just ignore. such thoughts will cause trouble to ur health. u r precious for the rest of patient who belive in u & want ur services. may god bless u with prosperity....

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    Monday, April 05 2010, 06:52 PM - #Permalink
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    govt should control these things moreover ayush department should keep check on that rest we docotr needs to make pt aware of all things
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    Monday, April 05 2010, 09:48 PM - #Permalink
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    u r right ut patients trust more on chemists

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    Monday, April 05 2010, 11:55 PM - #Permalink
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    u r right jai dhanvanatry
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    Tuesday, April 06 2010, 10:22 PM - #Permalink
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    very good reply by dr surendra chaudhary i am giving the name of disease for we doctors and it is our responsibility to take action to stop this type of fake advertisements because our government is sleeping on health related problems of country list of diseases are Appendicitis Arteriosclerosis Blindness Blood poisoning Bright
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    Wednesday, April 07 2010, 12:12 AM - #Permalink
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    Nice information
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    Wednesday, April 07 2010, 10:25 AM - #Permalink
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    thanks to all of you freinds.raise voice against this.unity is power

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    Wednesday, April 07 2010, 10:27 AM - #Permalink
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    GOOD INFORMATIONS.
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    Wednesday, April 07 2010, 04:58 PM - #Permalink
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    I agree with your comment but there are so many big companies who propagate their herbal products in a wide range which is also a mis guidance to the people,in those conditions even the Ayush department education to the society or education from the vaidhyas is of no use until the society is aware of all these fake medicines, because the companies or industries which is involved in this OTC products knows the technique to reach the people in such a way, that they are influenced in the adds and propagates.
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    Monday, April 12 2010, 04:40 PM - #Permalink
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    u r right
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    Thursday, April 15 2010, 10:31 PM - #Permalink
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    i agree with u sir...
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    Wednesday, April 28 2010, 04:38 PM - #Permalink
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    agree with you
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    Thursday, May 13 2010, 02:36 PM - #Permalink
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    agree with u
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    Tuesday, June 22 2010, 07:39 PM - #Permalink
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    agree with vd manish ji

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    Tuesday, June 22 2010, 08:35 PM - #Permalink
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    it needs to do CCIM to take action against such misleading products
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    Tuesday, June 22 2010, 09:28 PM - #Permalink
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    over the counter product lacks quality. people think that if they are getting medicine over the counter why we should go to the ayurvedic physicion for check up?

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    Thursday, April 12 2012, 06:01 PM - #Permalink
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    dear not all are wrong. take herbal supplements from educated, degree holder doctor. take it for three months at least. drink lot of water a day. you will surly get results. You can read more details on these from www.NaturalHealings.in good luck
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