Govt frees exports of all APIs, formulations except paracetamol

News:Directorate General of Foreign Trade (DGFT) removed the export restrictions on 24 active pharmaceutical ingredients (API) and formulations. These include Vitamins B6, B1, B12, Neomycin, Erythromycin among others.  Facts: Background: Amid COVID-19 pandemic, the government had earlier restricted exports of 26 bulk drugs and their formulations to curb shortages in India.  Additional Facts: Directorate General… Continue reading Govt frees exports of all APIs, formulations except paracetamol

To ensure authenticity, APIs of drugs may soon get track-and-trace codes

Drugs Technical Advisory Board(DTAB) has recommended to the government to make it mandatory for companies to include codes to track-and-trace APIs to ensure authenticity of drugs manufactured in India. This move will potentially be the first step by the government to pinpoint the origin and movement of drugs manufactured here and ensure their authenticity. Active… Continue reading To ensure authenticity, APIs of drugs may soon get track-and-trace codes

India-China team on pharma to meet next month

India has decided to send a high-level delegation to China under the India-China Strategic Economic Dialogue(SED) Mechanism.The meeting is scheduled to be held in Beijing in May 2019 This meeting comes in the backdrop of increasing efforts by India to increase pharmaceuticals exports to China.India has been requesting China to make the drug registration process… Continue reading India-China team on pharma to meet next month