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India introduces regulations for making traditional medicines

BMJ 2000; 321 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.321.7254.134 (Published 15 July 2000) Cite this as: BMJ 2000;321:134
  1. Rohit Sharma
  1. Mumbai

    The Indian government has drawn up regulations for good manufacturing practice for traditional Indian systems of medicine such as ayurveda, sidha, and unani, so that the industry can compete in international markets.

    The lack of regulation was “a serious shortcoming which has now been overcome,” said Shailaja Chandra, secretary of the Indian government's department of Indian systems of medicine. …

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