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Committee condemns Indian government for failing to withdraw 33 drugs that lack evidence

BMJ 2013; 346 doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bmj.f2915 (Published 07 May 2013) Cite this as: BMJ 2013;346:f2915
  1. Soumyadeep Bhaumik
  1. 1Kolkata

A parliamentary committee on health has severely criticised India’s government for its “evasive” response to recommendations it made in May last year on tightening the regulation of drugs.

It accused the government of “dillydallying and procrastination” in failing to enforce proper procedures for approving drugs, for not following global bans on harmful drugs, and for failing to withdraw 33 drugs that were approved without clinical trials.

The Parliamentary Standing Committee on Health And Family Welfare presented its 66th report into the operation …

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