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Industry split on drug barcoding from July

Every Indian-origin drug will be counted and have its history documented soon. From July, each drug exported will have its packaging adequately laced with bar codes so that at any point during the supply chain or afterwards, if doubts are cast on the quality or efficacy of an India-made drug, the roots of the product can be traced back from the pharmacy to the factory and leakages and accountability fixed.

The notification to mandate such barcoding has come from the ministry of commerce earlier this year even as the drug controller general of India (DCGI) plans to make such coding mandatory for all drugs-even those distributed and sold within the country-a decision challenged by drugmakers in the Allahabad High Court. Read the rest of this entry »