Drug Quality norms to match USFDA standards soon
July 7, 2015: The government is ready to draft a new set of guidelines to regulate drug quality in India. The Health Ministry and Central Drug Standards Control Organisation (CDSCO) are jointly planning to study the guidelines of global health regulators.
"Government is worried over the promises made to the USFDA off late. However, due to the certain quality lapses by Indian drug makers, USFDA still continues to take harsh action against India drug - production plants", was stated by senior bureaucrat from Ministry of Health and Family Welfare.
The government is also set to overhaul the CDSCO, which is the regulatory body for drug quality standards in India. "We have floated a cabinet note on revamping CDSCO where it would be upgraded into a world-class health regulator. CDSCO will also be renamed as Central Drug Administration", as per an official.