Drug Bulletin



Details of Drug Bulletin:

“Drug Bulletin” is quarterly journal (ISSN 0970-2229) published by department of Pharmacology, PGIMER, Chandigarh. The first issue was published in 1975. The journal is published in January, April, July and October every year. This journal contains reviews on important topics by reputed authors. The journal went online from 2013 issues onwards.

The bulletin is registered under “International society of Drug Bulletins” and World Health Organization (WHO) has published a case study on “Drug Bulletin”, PGIMER in their article on “Starting or Strengthening a Drug Bulletin - A Practical Manual”.

Target audience of the journal: Doctors working in periphery, medical scientists, pharmacologists, basic medical scientists.

Submission guideline:

  1. ICMJE guideline to be followed.
  2. Review can be mailed to drugbulletinpgi@gmail.com
  3. Articles will be subjected to a double blind peer review system.
  4. Only high quality articles successfully defending peer review system will be accepted for publication.
  5. Articles above similarity index of >10% will not be published.
  6. Articles will be published both online and in print.

Current Drugs bulletin committee



Prof. A. Chakrabarti



Prof. Samir Malhotra

Prof. Bikash Medhi

Dr. Debashis Hota

Dr. Nusrat Shafiq

Dr. Lekha Saha

Dr. Smita Pattanaik


Advisory committee chairman

Prof. Y. Chawla



Prof. Amod Gupta

Prof. V. Sakhuja

Prof. K. Joshi

Prof. S K Jindal

Chief Editor


Prof. Bikash Medhi


Associate editor

Dr. Ajay Prakash


Assiatant editorDr. Phulen Sarma
Editorial assistant

Ms. Sukhmeet Kaur

Journal DesignerMr. Shammy Chandel


Now we are completing the backlog of 2016 April-2019 issues.

Drug bulletin details.




Volume and issue



January 2013

Sarma P, Radhika A, Chakrabarti A, Medhi B. Newer Antiepileptic Drugs. 2013 38(2): 1-45

April 2013

Shyambalaji A, Sarma P, Medhi B, Chakrabarti A. Lifestyle drugs. 2013 38(2): 1-21

July 2013

Krishnamurthy B, Medhi B. Gestational Diabetes Mellitus. 2013 38(3): 1-29

October 2013

Bhagat R, Kumar H, Sarma P, Singh S, Chakrabarti A, Medhi B. Orphan Drug and Disease. 2013 38(4): 1-27


January 2014

Singh S, Chandel S, Bhagat R, Medhi B. Quality of Medicine. Drug bulletin 2014:39 (1): 1-5

April 2014

Radhika A, Sarma P, Medhi B. Personalized therapy: Current prospects and practical implications. Drug bulletin 2014: 39 (2): 1-9


July 2014

Bhagat R, Kumar H, Sarma P, Mishra A, Medhi B. Drug eluting stents. Drug Bulletin 2014: 39 (3): 1-9


October 2014

Reddy DH, Soni H, Chandel S, Medhi B. Post stroke dementia and treatment. Drug Bulletin 2014: 39 (4): 1-8

2015January 2015
Soni S, Sarma P, Medhi B. Materivigilance: Indian perspective. Drug bulletin 2015: 40
(1): 1-15

Soni S, Sarma P, Medhi B. Materivigilance: Indian perspective. Drug bulletin 2015: 40 (1): 1-15

 April 2015

Rohila R, Kumar P, Naveen M, Medhi B. Novel ocular drug delivery methods. Drug Bulletin 2015. 40(2): 1-10

 July 2015Krishnamurthy B, Medhi B. MYCOPHENOLATE MOFETIL IN RENAL TRANSPLANT. Drug Bulletin 2015; 40(3): 1]17. 
 October 2015

Mothsara C, Patil A. Alternative therapy, Safety and efficacy: A Critical analysis with respect to Indian scenario. Drug Bulletin 2015; 40(4): 1-8

2016January 2016

Sahoo S, Padhy SK, Avasthi A. An update on the newer antipsychotics: last decade. Drug Bulletin 2016; 41(1): 1-12

 April 2016Mahendru D, Kumar S, Kaur S, Prakash A, Medhi B.  Sports medicine team: the background players behind a successful athlete. Drug Bulletin 2016; 41(2): 1-14.
 July 2016 Vishwas G, Kakkar K A.  Newer Antimicrobials and Real World. Drug Bulletin 2016; 41(3): 1-9

October 2016 CVN H, Prakash A.  Snake Bite. Drug Bulletin 2016; 41(4): 1-12.
2017January 2017Thota P, Thota A, Sarma P, Prakash A, Medhi B. The startle reality of medication errors in India: role of pharmacovigilance. Drug Bulletin 2017; 42(1): 1-4.
 April 2017Manav J, Ajay P, Bikash M. Research and development in the management of HIV: Imposition of Newer drug therapy: Drug Bulletin 2017; 42(2): 1-19 
 July 2017Kondel R, Pandey AK, Gani Rather II, Medhi B. Hypertension and adherence. Drug Bulletin 2017; 42(3): 1-12.
 October 2017Mishra A, Singla R,Sarma P, Rajput R,Sharma AR, Medhi B. Pharmacotherapy   of Autism. Drug Bulletin 2017; 42(4): 1-14.
2018January 2018Jain A, Prakash A, Medhi B. Orphan drugs. Drug Bulletin 2018; 43(1): 1-6.
 April 2018Mahajan E, Medhi B. Memory Enhancer? Drug Bulletin 2018; 43(2):1-8
 July 2018Boparai JK, Medhi B, Singh S. Asthma, a chronic inflammatory respiratory disease: An update. Drug bulletin 2018; 43 (3): 1-14. 
 October 2018Dhir N, Prakash A, Medhi B. Current updates in the management of acute ischemic stroke. Drug Bulletin 2018; 43(4): 1-6.
2019January 2019Vel K, Ajay P, Bikash M. Stem Cell Research: Current Update On Efficacy and Safety. Drug Bulletin 2019; 44(1): 1-6.
 April 2019Devraj, Medhi B.  Swine Flu. Drug Bulletin 2019; 44(2): 1-11.
 July 2019 Singh A, Singh RS, Sarma P, Kaur H, Mahendiratta S, Batra G, Sharma AJ, Medhi B. Current drug therapies under development in Celiac disease. Drug Bulletin 2019; 44(3): 1-7.
 October 2019 Mahajan S, Tandon V, Gupta B.  Pharmacotherapy of postpartum depression. Drug Bulletin 2019; 44(4): 1-10.

2020January 2020

Table of Contents:

1. Bhattacharjee S, Medhi B. Management of Hepatitis C- Current Update. Drug Bulletin 2020; 45: 1-7.

2. Mahendru D, Vidya M. Mahalmani, Kumaravel J, Gitika Batra, Prakash A, Medhi B. Recent advances in treatment of myasthenia gravis. Drug Bulletin 2020; 45: 8-15.

3. Semwal A, Kaur S, Prakash A, Medhi B. Drug Therapy for recent viral epidemic & pandemic. Drug Bulletin 2020; 45: 16-22.