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Anil Khaitan, Immediate Former President-PHD CCI, New Delhi,  11 April 2019
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In my opinion, India needs a single Drug Regulatory System under a federal set-up. This may solve all the drawbacks that plague the present drugs control administrations in both Center and States. It will also eliminate the PAN India presence of Not-of-Standard-Quality (NSQ) drugs, which pose a challenge to regulators all over India.As a permanent solution to this technical snag, the central and state drugs control administrations (Central Drugs Standard Control Organisation [CDSCO] and state DCAs) should merge into one single entity under the federal set up of the constitution.Moreover, for effective implementation of the provisions of drugs and cosmetics act (D&C Act) and the Rules there under in a uniform manner, the present parallel system of enforcement is always a hindrance. Due to these dual regulations, the menace of Not of Standard Quality (NSQ) drugs, spurious and adulterat...
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