In the last two weeks, DCGI raided 76 pharmaceutical companies in 20 states, including Sikkim; 18 firms licenses dropped. Over the most recent two weeks, a significant crackdown was sent off against drug organizations creating spurious and substandard drugs. In 20 states, the Drugs Controller General of India (DCGI) and regional counterparts raided and searched 76 pharmaceutical companies as part of this.
Top health ministry sources informed the media that the licenses of 18 businesses have been cancelled as a result of these raids. 26 businesses that were found to be in violation of the regulations have received notices with cause. According to sources, 203 companies have been identified for such nationwide operations in the first phase of such raids.
Three businesses’ product licenses have been revoked. According to sources, the raids will continue in the coming days. Andhra Pradesh, Bihar, Delhi, Goa, Gujarat, Haryana, Himachal Pradesh, Jammu and Kashmir, Karnataka, Madhya Pradesh, Maharashtra, Puducherry, Punjab, Rajasthan, Sikkim, Tamil Nadu, Telangana, Uttar Pradesh, Uttarakhand, and West Bengal were the locations where raids were carried out.
“Not set in stone to get serious against spurious and substandard drugs. Any company found to be in violation of good manufacturing practices will be shut down, and these raids will continue. We have found 203 businesses, and the initial 76 raids are only the beginning. An official with knowledge of the situation stated, “The product permissions of three firms have been cancelled, and 26 other firms have been issued a show-cause notice.”
In addition, sources stated that Himachal Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh, Uttarakhand, and Gujarat are the most common locations for these companies to produce counterfeit and subpar drugs. 70 pharmaceutical businesses in Himachal Pradesh, 45 in Uttarakhand, 23 in Madhya Pradesh, and 16 in Gujarat were the targets of the raids.
Over the course of the past few months, a number of instances have surfaced in which Indian pharmaceutical exports were found to be of subpar quality. According to sources, a cough syrup made in India was linked to several deaths in Gambia, despite the Indian government’s denial.
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