Monday, February 17th, 2020

Track and Trace software has been developed for authentication of drugs manufactured in India

j p NaddaINVC NEWS New Delhi, Fake drugs or counterfeit drugs have not been defined under the Drugs and Cosmetics Act, 1940 and Rules made thereunder. However, reports, largely unsubstantiated, continue to appear in media about the extent of spurious/adulterated drugs from time to time. The Drugs and Cosmetics Act, 1940 provides stringent penalties for manufacture of spurious and adulterated drugs. Certain offences have also been made cognizable and non-bailable. The inspectorate staff of Central Drugs Standard Control Organization also keeps a vigil and draws samples of drugs for test and analysis to monitor the quality of drugs in the country. ‘Track and Trace’ software has been developed for authentication of drugs manufactured in India. The Health Minister, Shri J P Nadda

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