Drugs and Cosmetics Act 1940 Current Affairs - 2020

GoI regulates 24 classes of medical devices as drugs

On April 1, 2020, the National Pharmaceutical Pricing Authority revised the ceiling price of 883 scheduled formulations. The authority also informed that the disruption of supply of Active Pharmaceutical Ingredients are returning to normalcy. Highlights The NPPA has notified 24 classes of medical devices as drugs under Drugs and Cosmetics Act, 1940. The prices of Read More…

Medical Devices now to be regulated under Drugs and Cosmetics Act

On February 11, 2020, Ministry of Health and Family Welfare announced that medical devices are to be brought under Drugs and Cosmetics act (DCA). This is to come into effect from April 1, 2020 Highlights According to the regulation, every product that is used to treat a patient will now be under the ambit of Read More…

GoI halts online drug sales

The Government of India has halted online sales of drugs as it is working on framing rules to regulate the sector. This has hit the pharmacy sector greatly. Delhi High Court’s Order The order of sale prohibition was initiated by the Drugs Controller General of India (DCGI) V.G.Somani. The order has referred to the Delhi Read More…

Health Ministry bans Colistin in Animal Food Industry

Union Ministry of Health and Family Welfare has banned manufacture, sale and distribution of antibiotic, Colistin as well as its formulations for food producing animals, poultry, aqua farming and animal feed supplements. The ban is announced in a bid to preserve drug’s efficacy in humans. What is Colistin? It is a valuable, last-resort antibiotic that Read More…

Medicine Labels in Regional Language

The Ministry of Health and Family Welfare has said that in order to curb fake, sub-standard and expired drugs drug names and expiry date during tendering will be in Hindi/regional language along with English. In the beginning, the proposal will be implemented for Iron tablets and polio drops as they are the drugs most commonly Read More…