China’s new drug law may open door for Indian generic medicines: Report

China has passed a revised drug law.The revised drug law removes drugs that are legal in foreign countries but not approved in China from the category of fake medicines. The revised law will also mean that residents who use the drugs without official approval can be granted leniency if the amount of the drug is… Continue reading China’s new drug law may open door for Indian generic medicines: Report

New rules mooted on drugs dispensed by doctors

The Central Drugs Standard Control Organisation(CDSCO) has suggested amendments to the Drugs and Cosmetic Rules,1945 to ensure that registered medical practitioners dispense only generic medicines. A generic medicine is a copy of drug medication created to be the same as an already marketed brand-name drug.It is equal in dosage form, safety, strength, route of administration,… Continue reading New rules mooted on drugs dispensed by doctors

Drugs of 18 pharma firms found substandard since 2018

According to a document,the Bureau of Pharma PSUs of India (BPPI) has found 25 batches of drugs of 18 pharmaceutical companies to be of substandard quality since January 2018. While 17 out of the 18 companies are private,one is a public sector unit (PSU) which is  the Indian Drugs and Pharmaceuticals Limited (IDPL). Of these,seven… Continue reading Drugs of 18 pharma firms found substandard since 2018

Pharma exports grow 11%, cross $19 bn

According to the commerce ministry data,India’s pharmaceutical exports have grown by 11% to USD 19.2 billion in 2018-19.The growth was mainly driven by higher demand in regions such as North America and Europe. Further,the Chinese market is also gradually opening up and the Indian government is working to push India’s exports there as it holds… Continue reading Pharma exports grow 11%, cross $19 bn

Government plans to colour code generic drugs

The government has planned to colour code generic drugs. This would enable consumers to differentiate between generic drugs and other medicines and take an informed decision while purchasing medicines. The government is also considering use of symbols to make generic drugs easily identifiable. Nearly all drugs have three types of names: a) the International Union… Continue reading Government plans to colour code generic drugs