CDSCO looking for complete transformation of regulatory system (July 2012)

CDSCO looking for complete transformation of regulatory system

SME News, Monday, Jul 9, 2012 12:14:42 PM IST

MUMBAI: The Central Drug Standards Control Organization (CDSCO) is going to embark on a mission planned at changing and restoring the current regulatory system with a vision to improve patient safety and offer efficient regulatory services in the country. With this aim, CDSCO is hoping to transform the complete legal and regulatory structure in such a way that it will be able to address the issues faced by the patients as well as the industry at large.

The plan to undergo huge structural transform was unanimously approved upon after analyzing the matters that were highlighted in the 118 pages report submitted at the Rajya Sabha by the Parliamentary Standing Committee on health and family welfare in May. The report presents a complete backdrop of the current state of drug regulation in India and the manner in which it severely compromises the safety of Indian patients. To discuss the norms of transformation, the first DCC meeting under the present DCGI, Dr. G N Singh will be held on 13 July in Delhi.

Dr Singh said, “We are in the process of identifying the core problems that is affecting the regulation of the Indian drug industry, so that we can change it accordingly to ensure patents safety and health. We would like to reinstate that our main agenda and mission is to safeguard and enhance the public health by assuring safety, efficacy and quality of the drugs, cosmetics and medical devices that are used across the country and we will take all possible measures to ensure strong implementation of the same.”

Copyrights 2009. Association of Indian Medical Device Industry.