The Union Health Ministry on Wednesday pronounced it has found 1,850 samples of drugs sole in India ‘Not of Standard Quality (NSQ)’ while 13 were found spurious.
“Overall, out of a 47,012 samples tested, 13 samples were found to be forged and 1,850 samples were found to be ‘Not of Standard Quality’ (NSQ). As such, a commission of NSQ Drugs in India has been found to be 3.16 per cent and that of Spurious drugs 0.0245 per cent,” pronounced a matter from a ministry.
According to a Health Ministry, many of a drugs are of unfamiliar companies that have their production units in India.
As partial of a survey, touted to be a world’s largest, 47,954 drug samples relating to 23 dose forms were drawn from 654 districts of 36 States and Union Territories from a supply bondage including sell outlets, supervision sources and from 8 airports and sea ports.
“The statistical pattern of a Drug Survey enclosed as many as 224 Drug molecules belonging to 15 opposite healing categories of a National List of Essential Medicines (NLEM) 2011,” pronounced a matter from a Health Ministry.
The Ministry had entrusted a work associated to carrying out a Survey of a border of Problems of ‘Spurious and Not of Standard Quality Drugs’ to a National Institute of Biologicals (NIB), Noida.
As partial of a survey, a national training in drugs consult methodology was imparted during 28 centres opposite a nation to over 1,800 Sample Drawing Officers (SDOs) and member of a Civil Society / Pharmacy Council of India (PCI).
“The purpose of a Civil Society/Pharmacy Council of India (PCI) member was to observe that a drugs samples are drawn in suitability with a sampling methodology and a top grade of clarity and objectivity is confirmed in a routine to discharge any bias,” pronounced a Ministry.
All a samples were subjected to test/analysis as per pharmacopoeial mandate in a Central and State Drug Testing Laboratories that have been accredited by NABL.