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Joint drug controller detained by CBI in bribery case, Biocon Biologics executive among booked

June 21, 2022 7:04 am

Mazumdar-Shaw, Biocon Biologics reject charge: Meeting minutes in public domain.

Country’s first mRNA vaccine safe, DCGI gives nod for phase 2/3 clinical trials

August 24, 2021 7:58 pm

Gennova Biopharmaceuticals Ltd., (an Emcure group of companies) is a Pune-based biotechnology company that has been working on the nation’s first mRNA-based Covid-19 vaccine.

Pfizer in talks with government over ‘expedited nod’ for vaccine

May 04, 2021 7:41 am

The pharmaceutical company had earlier said that it had decided to prioritise orders from the government, and supply doses of its Covid-19 vaccine “only through government contracts” in India.

CDSCO faces CIC ire over ‘misplaced’ 2013 report on ‘irregular’ approval to drugs

June 02, 2020 5:17 am

CDSCO had been advised to streamline the process of digitising its records.

CDSCO flags drugs made by 3 PSUs for failing quality tests

November 27, 2019 4:33 am

At the same time, BCPL and HAL have disputed the claim that the samples were sub-standard, with BCPL also planning to challenge CDSCO’s findings.

Conduct post-marketing surveillance on abdominal painkiller: CDSCO to states

October 09, 2019 3:02 am

The move comes nearly seven years after a Parliamentary committee flagged the drug’s clinical trial approvals as “outrageous” case of a potential nexus between pharmaceutical companies and experts important to the regulator’s approval process.

New guidelines being planned for streamlining recall of medicines

October 07, 2019 4:09 am

At present, there is little clarity on how effectively regulators are able to remove such products from the market after they are found to have quality issues.

CDSCO flags ranitidine over possible presence of carcinogenic impurity

September 25, 2019 3:04 am

In its letter, a copy of which The Indian Express reviewed, the regulator has also asked states to inform it of any action taken in this matter “at the earliest”.

Implant Files: New licensing terms for medical devices, govt looks to Singapore

September 13, 2020 9:55 am

The Indian Express investigation, conducted in association with The International Consortium of Investigative Journalists (ICIJ), found how the first Bill to regulate medical devices was drafted 12 years ago but was still not enacted.

What the data on oxytocin ‘misuse’ show

October 29, 2018 12:24 am

Oxytocin is chemically synthesised and sold by pharmaceutical companies across the world, and used as a drug during childbirth because it can contract the uterus and induce delivery, control bleeding, and promote the release of breast milk.


Implant files: How medical devices that are recalled in the US are still in use in India

June 22, 2020 6:09 pm

The Indian Express-ICIJ investigation finds that at least 57 medical devices, many used in critical care, were being sold in India when the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) clamped down on them for a range of faults over the last two years.