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CDSCO

 

Source: FE

 Context: Central Drugs Standard Control Organisation (CDSCO) has issued an alert listing 48 commonly used medicines, as they failed the latest drug safety alert issued by the drug regulator

 

About CDSO

The Central Drugs Standard Control Organisation (HQ: New Delhi) is India’s national regulatory body for cosmetics, pharmaceuticals and medical devices.
ResponsibilitiesRegulatory control over the import of drugs, approval of new drugs and clinical trials,
MinistryMinistry of Health & Family Welfare
Enabling LegislationDrugs and Cosmetics Act, 1940 and Rules 1945
Key FunctionsApproval of Drugs, Conduct of Clinical Trials, laying down standards for Drugs, Control over the quality of imported Drugs, Coordination of the activities of State DCOs by providing expert advice; approval of certain licenses as Central License Approving Authority
Joint Responsibility with State RegulatorsGrant of licenses of certain specialized categories of critical Drugs such as blood and blood products, Vaccine
CDSCO is headed by the Drug Controller General of India