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Year : 2011  |  Volume : 43  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 95-

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Harminder Singh, Navin Dulhani, Bithika Nel Kumar, Prabhakar Singh, Pawan Tiwari 
 Department of Pharmacology, Government Medical College, Jagdalpur, Chhattisgarh, India

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Department of Pharmacology, Government Medical College, Jagdalpur (C.G) - 494 001, Chhattisgarh

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This is with reference to the comments on our article. [1],[2] Respected reader has raised his/her concern on the criteria that merited its publication. In support of our published article, we humbly put forward the following:

The established drug efficacy studies/concepts need repetition in different gene pool/geographical area to verify the optimal results in diverse situations. [3],[4] The repeated validation in dissimilar condition makes the established fact more relevant.Apart from the efficacy of hydroxyurea, we also had our concern about safety aspects throughout the study period. [2]Even the negative results are welcome in scientific community and some of the journals are fanatical for this job. We have conducted a scientifically sound, ethically approved, prospective study in sickle cell disease endemic tribal area which itself holds some logical merit to make a place in indexed journal. [5]Our main objective was to recommend a wider adoption of hydroxyurea for treatment in areas of high prevalence of sickle cell disease, which is still lacking. The Indian Journal of Pharmacology has shown a full accountability and scientific conclusion to decide on this study in their much valued journal.


1Beedimani R. The novelty of research article: Whose responsibility is it? Indian J Pharmacol 2011;43:94-5.
2Singh H, Dulhani N, Kumar BN, Singh P, Tiwari P. Effective control of sickle cell disease with hydroxyurea therapy. Indian J Pharmacol 2010;42:32-5.
3Steinberg MH, Barton F, Castro O, Pegelow CH, Ballas SK, Kutlar A, et al. Effect of hydroxyurea on mortality and morbidity in adult sickle cell anemia: Risks and benefits up to 9 years of treatment. JAMA 2003;289:1645-1.
4Jayabose S, Tugal O, Sandoval C, Patel P, Puder D, Lin T, et al. Clinical and hematologic effects of hydroxyurea in children with sickle cell anemia. J Pediatr 1996;129:559-65.
5A biannual newsletter of regional medical research centre for tribals, Jabalpur, April 2005. Available from: [last accessed on 2009].