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Can Indian regulator “fix” drug combos?

25 Sep

Come September 30, a new deadline that the Indian drugs regulator, Drugs Controller General of India, has set for state food and drug administrations to produce safety and efficacy data on scores of marketed fixed dose combinations – two or more molecules combined in specific ratios – from manufacturers, will lapse.

This is the latest effort by the DCGI to weed out a number of drug combos that, at best, have no scientific reason to exist and at worst, can cause harm.  Will it work? Continue reading

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