Union Health Minister chairs Indian Pharmacopoeia Commission conference 2022 and releases 9th edition of Indian Pharmacopoeia

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Union Minister for Health and Family Welfare has chaired the Indian Pharmacopoeia Commission(IPC) Conference 2022 and released the 9th edition of Indian Pharmacopoeia.

What is Indian Pharmacopoeia Commission(IPC) Conference 2022?

Organized by: Indian Pharmacopoeia Commission(IPC).

Theme: Addressing Medicine Quality for Future.

What is the Indian Pharmacopoeia Commission(IPC)?

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What is Indian Pharmacopoeia?

Indian Pharmacopoeia(IP) is published by the Indian Pharmacopoeia Commission(IPC) on behalf of the Ministry of Health & Family Welfare to fulfill the requirements of the Drugs and Cosmetics Act 1940. 

Purpose: IP prescribes the official standards for drugs produced and/or marketed in India and thus contributes to the control and assurance of the quality of the medicines. 

The standards of the IP are authoritative and legally enforceable. It intends to help in the licensing of manufacturing, inspection and distribution of medicines in our country.

Significance: Currently, four countries – Afghanistan, Ghana, Nepal and Mauritius-have accepted IP as a book of standards.

Note: India is the world’s largest supplier of generic medication and accounts for 20% of the worldwide supply of generics by volume.

Source: The post is based on the articleUnion Health Minister chairs Indian Pharmacopoeia Commission conference 2022 and releases 9th edition of Indian Pharmacopoeiapublished in PIB on 1st July 2022.

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