HYDERABAD: Drug Control Authorities in Telangana and other states might create an intelligence Cell which will closely monitor sale and supply of spurious and expired drugs and other aspects related to medicines.
The Drugs Consultative Committee at its 51st meeting held on June 9 in New Delhi suggested that each State’s Drug Control Authority should create an Intelligence Cell with a Nodal Officer for market surveillance and ‘conducting investigation with respect to spurious and adulterated drugs in coordination with Central Drugs Standard Control Organisation (CDSCO).’
Officials from Telangana Drug Control Administration (DCA) said that nodal officer of the cell will be an official from CDSCO. The Drugs and Cosmetics Rules, 1945, are set to be changed. A new set of rules segregating various aspects such as clinical trials, sale of drugs (at pharmacies and online mode), cosmetics will be framed.