Fast track Special Courts set up in all States for trial of offence under Drugs and Cosmetics Act
New Delhi, Mar 21 (Frosh News) Union Minister of State for Health and Family Welfare, Dr. Bharati Pravin Pawar informed on Tuesday that States/UTs have set up Special Courts for trial of offences under the Drugs and Cosmetics Act for speedy disposal.
He said this in a written reply in the Rajya Sabha and informed that the number of sanctioned posts in CDSCO has been significantly increased in last 10 years.
Central Drugs Standard Control Organisation (CDSCO) in coordination with various State Licensing Authorities (SLAs) conducts inspections of pharmaceutical manufacturing units in order to assess the status of compliance, to the requirements of Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP) under the Drug Rules 1945, as per risk-based approach.
There are laid down guidance and checklist for conduct of inspections to assess the compliance of manufacturing facilities with the specified GMP and Good Laboratory Practice requirements.
The Drugs and Cosmetics Act, 1940 was amended under Drugs & Cosmetics (Amendment) Act 2008 to provide stringent penalties for manufacture of spurious and adulterated drugs. Certain offences have also been made cognizable and non-bailable.
To ensure efficacy of drugs, the Drugs and Cosmetics Rules, 1945 have been amended providing that applicant shall submit the result of bioequivalence study along with the application for grant of manufacturing license of oral dosage form of some drugs, said the MoS.
The Drugs and Cosmetics Rules, 1945 have been amended making it mandatory that before the grant of manufacturing license, the manufacturing establishment is to be inspected jointly by the Drugs Inspectors of Central Government and State Government.
The Drugs and Cosmetics Rules, 1945 have been amended, making it mandatory that the applicants shall submit evidence of stability, safety of excipients etc. to the State Licensing Authority before grant of manufacturing license by the Authority. (Frosh News Bureau)