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To ensure authenticity, APIs of drugs may soon get track-and-trace codes

In 2015, DTAB had deliberated a proposal for mandatory bar coding at various levels of drug packaging to track their movement.

Locked in litigation on e-cigarettes, vapes ban, Health Ministry seeks opinion of Law Ministry

A senior official confirmed banning ENDS is part of the Health Ministry’s 100-day agenda, but another said it is holding off on implementing DTAB’s recommendations to clear legal hurdles.


Health Ministry proposes minimum standards for clinical establishments

There has to be a minimum space requirement for carrying out basic functions of the facility as prescribed in the rules.

Regulating medical devices sector a ‘priority’ in Health Ministry’s five-year plan

In May, Prime Minister Narendra Modi tasked all ministers with drawing up five-year vision plans for their ministries after taking office for a second term.

Health Ministry proposes minimum standards for clinical establishments

Clinical Establishment (Registration and Regulation) Act, 2010, makes registration a must for running a clinical establishment.

Panel formed to assess law to protect doctors

The committee includes medical superintendents of AIIMS, RML Hospital, representatives of the Ministry of Home Affairs, Medical Council of India, Federation of Resident Doctors’ Association (FORDA), Indian Medical Association (IMA), etc.


Notify all medical devices under drug law: Advisory body to Govt

The decision comes almost five months after The Indian Express published the Implant Files, a series of investigative reports on the unregulated medical device industry in India where devices are advertised, sold, and surgically implanted under regulatory systems riddled with holes.

Govt to throw open AMRIT stores to private franchisees

Unlike Jan Aushadhi stores, which are run by the Ministry of Chemicals and Fertilisers, AMRIT stores do not sell generic versions of drug but sell branded drugs.

Payment systems down after breach, Health Ministry pays 80% salary

The move has caused resentment, with some in the ministry asking whether interest will be paid on the remaining sum.

Engage with Health min to integrate AYUSH system, modern medicine: Par panel to AYUSH min

The Department Related Parliamentary Standing Committee emphasised that the ministry must focus on increasing the credibility of AYUSH systems by promoting scientific research and upholding strict quality control of AYUSH drugs.

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Doctors' strike affect health serives in Delhi

Around 2,000 doctors at 20 hospitals in the national capital on Monday (June 22) launched an indefinite strike.

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It Is OK To Feel Attraction For Same Sex Reads Resource Material Prepared By Health Ministry

The legality of homosexuality may still be an open question for the judiciary and the Government is yet to change the law but resource material prepared by the Health Ministry for adolescent peer educators has taken a step in the sensitive direction. It tells young people that it is all right to “feel attraction” for […]