Indian court upholds government order to include bar codes on drugs and devices

BMJ 2013; 346 doi: (Published 24 January 2013) Cite this as: BMJ 2013;346:f473
  1. Meera Kay
  1. 1Bangalore

The High Court in Chennai has upheld packaging rules introduced two years ago for curbing the export of counterfeit pharmaceutical products and medical devices.

Bar codes were made mandatory for drugs and medical devices in phases from 10 January 2011, with all products requiring them by October that year. They are required …

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