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Drug Controller General of India


Need a new brand name if composition of drug is changed: Pharma regulator

May 17, 2019 1:51 am

According to a notification issued on Thursday by the CDSCO, the practice of changing the key therapeutic ingredients in a drug formulation without changing the brand name “is not only misleading but may also result in undesirable pharmacological effects as the consumer would take the formulation assuming that it has the earlier composition.”

To spot fake drugs, DCGI may introduce trace and track mechanism for top 300 drug brands

June 19, 2018 2:17 am

This mechanism will be implemented across India on a trial basis to spot out counterfeit drugs.

Bad for health

June 21, 2017 12:05 am

Move to replace gelatin-based capsules with those made from plant products is not guided by medical reasons.

Facing staff crunch, drug control dept unable to up quality checks

March 04, 2014 1:56 am

Drug controller post vacant since 2006, 11 drug inspector posts have become vacant in last three years

Govt mulls USFDA-like checks to keep MNC drug makers on toes

January 29, 2014 2:45 am

Move comes soon after US Food and Drug Administration (USFDA) banned Ranbaxy’s fourth unit at Toansa.

Jolted by US ban, Indian regulators wake up to review Ranbaxy units

January 28, 2014 5:25 am

While Ranbaxy products cannot be sold in the US, the same drugs continue to be sold in India as standards applied by regulators in the two countries differ.

Chemist association’s plea against PGI dismissed

December 06, 2013 1:02 am

The Punjab and Haryana High Court Thursday dismissed a petition filed by the Chandigarh Chemists Associated (CCA).

Gujarat Confidential: Party platform

November 29, 2013 4:31 am

A birthday party in the state gave Congress leaders an opportunity to come down heavily on Chief Minister Narendra Modi.

Audiovisual consent of subject mandatory for clinical trials

November 26, 2013 12:44 am

All clinical trials in India will henceforth have to take subject consent audiovisually and preserve the records.

Supreme Court blocks 157 clinical trials,says must follow new regime

October 22, 2013 3:53 am

Between Jan 1 and Aug 31 this year,only five trials were cleared under the new three-tier test.