Central Drugs Standard Control Organization: Current Affairs, GK & News - 2020-2021

ICMR to allow COVID-19 vaccines with 50% efficacy

Published: September 23, 2020

The Indian Council for Medical Research approves COVID-19 vaccines with 50-100% efficacy. According to ICMR, no respiratory vaccines have 100% efficacy. Highlights According to the World Health Organization, a vaccine should have three things namely safety, efficacy and immunogenicity. Immunogenicity is the ability of a foreign substance to trigger the immune response. Guidelines The Central ..

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Cabinet approves MoU between CDSCO and Saudi FDA

Published: December 12, 2019

Union Cabinet has given ex-post facto approval to Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) between Central Drugs Standard Control Organization (CDSCO) and Saudi Food and Drug Authority in field of Medical Products Regulation. The MoU was signed on 29 October 2019 during the visit of Prime Minister Narendra Modi to the kingdom of Saudi Arabia. Highlights of ..

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Medicine Labels in Regional Language

Published: April 24, 2019

The Ministry of Health and Family Welfare has said that in order to curb fake, sub-standard and expired drugs drug names and expiry date during tendering will be in Hindi/regional language along with English. In the beginning, the proposal will be implemented for Iron tablets and polio drops as they are the drugs most commonly ..

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Eight medical Equipment as Drugs by the Health Ministry

Published: February 11, 2019

The government has notified the following eight medical equipments as Drugs after consultation with the Drugs Technical Advisory Board: All implantable devices. CT scan. PET equipment. MRI equipment. Defibrillators. Dialysis machines. Bone marrow separators. X-ray machine. The notification has been made under Section 3 of the Drugs and Cosmetics Act, with effect from April 1, ..

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22nd Conference of Asian Harmonization Working Party held in New Delhi

Published: December 6, 2017

The 22nd conference of Asian Harmonization Working Party (AHWP) was recently held New Delhi. It was inaugurated by Minister of State (MoS) Health & Family Welfare Anupriya Patel. The five day conference was organised by Central Drugs Standard Control Organization (CDSCO) and National Drug Regulatory Authority (NDRA) of India in collaboration with Union Ministry of ..

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