1,850 drugs sole in India Not of Standard Quality: Health Ministry


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. (Source: Thinkstock Images) 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. (Source: Thinkstock Images)

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.

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