Lightning inspection to be done to ensure standard of medicines 


M K Rajashekharan 

The upper hand of India in medicine making is lost due to falls in keeping up this standard. Added to this is the problem of fake medicines. Many famous companies have complained about the presence of fake products under their name in the markets. 

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Thrissur: Ministry of Health and Family Welfare will adopt strict measures against the sale of Allopathy medicines that do not meet the mark in terms of standard.

Lightning inspection will be done in companies where low standard medicines are found to be produced more than twice each year. Drugs Controller General of India has issued instructions that special inspectors should be appointed for this purpose.

The upper hand of India in medicine making is lost due to falls in keeping up this standard. Added to this is the problem of fake medicines. Many famous companies have complained about the presence of fake products under their name in the markets.

Although India is known as the world’s pharmacy, sometimes the export of medicines have been halted due to lack of quality. The aim is to get rid of this situation.

It is hinted that the Drugs Controller has instructed to form a task force to conduct inspections in all states. Checking in manufacturing units, analysis of the manufacturing process and observation of the samples will be the duties assigned to the force. If the medicines are found to be sub-standard, the companies will be slapped with fines and further measures will be undertaken.


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