Feb 2014

Another Voice: India's Drug Laws Are Obsolete

We have often noted on this blog and in a recent working paper that India's medicine safety laws are atrociously obsolete, and a menace to global public health (although principally a menace to Indians' own health).  This is hardly open to controversy: after all, India's Drugs and Cosmetics Act is a 1940 law, and the Drugs and Cosmetics Rules are dated 1945.  Both are colonial laws that precede India's independence in 1947.  Although Indian legislators have floated amendments over the years, none has truly brought the laws up to date, and all have been band-aid measures that were outdated even before they became law.   Read Moreā€¦
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