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High-level panel formed to recommend reforms in India s drug regulatory system

A high-level committee of experts has been formed by the government to recommend reforms in India s drug regulatory system so that approval processes can be fast-tracked. Faced with the ominous threat of the coronavirus infection, a number of steps such as fast-tracking the approval process for drugs, research and vaccine development were taken. A health ministry official said the aim of the panel is to identify and institutionalise these measures. According to a recent Union Health Ministry order, the committee will study the current drug regulatory system and submit recommendations for reforms, so as to bring the system in line with global standards and make it more efficient. The issue of reforms in the Drug Regulatory System has been engaging the attention of the government for quite some time now. Although requisite procedural changes have been carried out during the COVID-19 pandemic and have worked quite well, it is felt that comprehensive changes in the drug regulatory ...


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