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    Default Medical drugs approved by government of India


    I want to get the list of medical drugs approved by the government of India *(the Drug Controller of India). How do I go about it?



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    Default Re: Medical drugs approved by government of India


    S Gopal,

    From your post, it is not very clear whether you want a list of "approved drugs" or "approved brands".

    In the first case of "approved drugs", you can check with:

    CDSCO(Central Drugs Standard Control Organisation)

    In the second case of "approved brands", there is a "licensing" authority in each state which grants the licence for the manufacture and marketing of drugs.

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    karira

    Thanks for your response.

    Gopal

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    Thats a very good information.

    Gopal,
    From your query it is not clear why you want the list of all drugs approved. The drugs are approved based on the trials conducted at various stages. (May be some of our Doctor friends can throw more lights into it)

    If you want to report about the adverse effect of a drug you can do it

    Central Drugs Standard Control Organization
    Dte.GHS, Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, Government of India

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    When I get a prescription from my doctor, I wish to know whether that drug is approved by the government of India for treating a particular ailment. I also wish to know its generic name from the doctor. The I would like to check the same with the list received from the Drugs Controller of India and be assured that the patient is NOT consuming incorrect / unapproved drug.

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    I reproduce below a communication received from one neurosurgeon in Kerala; his name is Dr. Jacob John. I started the thread based on this communication; all of us must take action on this. The matter is most serious for the health of the country.
    Sincerely,
    Gopa
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    Communication of Dr. Jacob John reproduced below:

    I had filed an OP in Kerala High Court.
    Reliefs asked were
    1. DCGI (Drug Controller Government of India) should publish the list of drugs approved by him in India.
    2. National Drug Formulary to be published. (Even National Human Rights Commission Has recommended this. An Action Plan to Operationalise the Right to Health Care. Pay a visit to NHRC website).
    3. MCI Regulation 2002 says the physician should prescribe as far as possible in generic names and his prescription should be rational. Hence no prescription outside the Drug Formulary. Prescription audit to be instituted.

    Court in July 2006 directed the DCGI to take appropriate action. (Chief Justice V K Bali & Justice M.Ramachandran 18th July 2006 WP(C).No.9157 of 2005(S)

    I had submitted the copy of MIMS (Home) which spoke of a whole lot of irrational drugs not approved by DCGI but marketed in India.

    DCGI did not act upon the court direction.
    I filed an application in May 2007 under RTI (Right to Information) Act to know what all steps have been taken.

    Consequent to this, Drugs Consultative Committee held on June 4 has decided to ban 1105 brands across the country.

    DCGI has communicated this directive to all the states.

    Action yet to be taken.

    The Hindu (Trivandrum Edition) has carried this news report on July 2, 2007.

    I have again filed an application under RTI to know why this directive is not being implemented.

    We should do something. Why don't we all file application under RTI in all states? Why can't we file an RTI application to the DCGI on the court verdict?

    Communicate this to all the activists.

    Regards

    Dr.Jacob John
    email:jacobjns@gmail.com
    Mobile: 98470 77656

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    S Gopal,

    I am willing to file in AP.
    Do you have soft copies or scanned copies of your application ?
    Then I can just add my name, address, print it out and submit it.

    There is a big big racket in India for fake medicines, unauthorised production/manufacture of medicines, prescription of the most costly medicines to patients when cheaper brands with same molecule are available, highest margins to the trade channel and commission/gifts to doctors, etc.
    Lets start with this because it will affect each one of us and our own near and dear ones.

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    I am trying to get the soft copy of the application from Dr. Jacob John. You can also correspond with him at his e-mail ID:[#############]
    Gopal

    Last edited by Shrawan Pathak; 07-26-2007 at 07:51 PM. Reason: email link deleted to prevent spam

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