Drugs and Cosmetics Act Current Affairs, GK & News

Import of 17 medical devices allowed

The Government of India recently allowed import of seventeen medical devices to provide relief to the COVID-19 patients. However, the importer should make mandatory declarations under Legal Metrology Rules, 2011. Which devices were allowed? The Department of Consumer Affairs has allowed the import of the following devices: Nebulizers oxygen concentrators CPAP and BIPAP devices Vacuum ..

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Drugs and Cosmetics Act: New Regulatory Regime for eight medical items

The Ministry of Health and Family Welfare recently notified eight items to be regulated under the Drugs and Cosmetics Act. According to the ministry, this had come into effect on April 1, 2021 under the Medical Devices Rules, 2017 that was enacted in 2017. What are the new eight medical items? The new eight medical ..

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Medical Devices now to be regulated under Drugs and Cosmetics Act

On February 11, 2020, Ministry of Health and Family Welfare announced that medical devices are to be brought under Drugs and Cosmetics act (DCA). This is to come into effect from April 1, 2020 Highlights According to the regulation, every product that is used to treat a patient will now be under the ambit of ..

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NITI Aayog: List of high export potential medical devices created

The Government Think Tank Niti Aayog draws up list of medical devices that have high export potential. It has come up with 10 devices to provide priority subsidies. It includes surgical blades, orthopaedic implants, catheters, syringes and needles, X-ray machines, blood bags, MRI machines and CT scan. Highlights The devices included in the list are ..

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Afghanistan becomes first country to recognize Indian Pharmacopoeia

The Islamic Republic of Afghanistan has become the first country to recognize Indian Pharmacopoeia (IP) pursuant to the efforts of Department of Commerce and Union Ministry of Health and Family Welfare. The formal recognistion came from Afghanistan’s National Department of Regulation of Medicines and Health Products of Ministry of Public Health. It will also be ..

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