DTAB Current Affairs - 2020

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…

DTAB sub-committee recommends banning 343 fixed drug combinations

The sub-committee of Drugs Technical Advisory Board (DTAB) has recommended prohibition of 343 fixed drug combinations (FDCs) after reviewing 349 and called for regulation and restriction of remaining six. FDC means combination of two or more drugs in fixed dosage ratio. Key Facts The expert sub-committee in its reports suggested banning 343 FDCs, three should Read More…

Government bans imports of hormone oxytocin

The Union government has banned imports of hormone oxytocin to stop its misuse in livestock industry, where it causes hormonal imbalances and shortens the lives of milch animals. The Government has decided to rely on domestic production to satisfy requirements of hormone. It has asked customs officials to step up vigilance against those likely to Read More…

DTAB suggests one-time licensing for drugs

The Drugs Technical Advisory Board (DTAB) recently recommended one-time licensing for manufacture and sales of drugs. If the recommendation is approved it will change present of the renewal of licences for each formulation which rests with state regulators and takes around three years. However, the new rule will have a condition that there be at least Read More…