Medicines Not Evaluated In J&K: Drug Controller General of India

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Drug Controller General of India, G M Singh while addressing a press conference in Srinagar. Photo: Bilal Bhadur

Admitting that medicines were not evaluated in Jammu and Kashmir, Drug Controller General of India G M Singh Sunday said that central government is serious about curbing procurement of spurious drugs.

“Evaluation of drugs is not done properly but we will take steps to check spurious drugs,” Singh said while addressing a press conference here.

He advised state government to fasten the enforcement wing to check the menace of spurious drugs. “Authorities are serious about quality, safety and efficacy of drugs in the state. If there are any fake drugs, they will be thrown out and people responsible for this malicious act will be brought to justice,” he said

“Drug Act is not uniform and steps are been taken to implement it more effectively at par with the rest of the country. We will make sure that medicines save lives and not
take them,” he added.

Singh said that labs in the state will be upgraded shortly for checking the drugs to provide faster reports.



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