India is One of the Biggest Fake and Counterfeit Drugs Market in the World.

India is One of the Biggest Fake and Counterfeit Drugs Market in the World.

(a)  No. There is no such data with the Ministry.

(b)  Does not arise.

(c)   Drugs not conforming to prescribed standards may not be effective and may be harmful, posing health risks.

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(d)    The Government is committed to ensuring that the quality, safety and efficacy of drugs are not compromised. With this in view, the Government has taken a series of  measures including strengthening of legal provisions, workshops and training programmes for manufacturers and regulatory officials and measures such as risk based inspections.

The above statement was submitted by Ministry of Health and Family Welfare of undermentioned Lok Sabha Question:-

GOVERNMENT OF INDIA  
MINISTRY OF HEALTH AND FAMILY WELFARE
DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND FAMILY WELFARE
LOK SABHA 
UNSTARRED QUESTION NO.1304
TO BE ANSWERED ON 28TH JUNE, 2019

COUNTERFEIT DRUGS 

1304. DR. UMESH G. JADHAV

Will the Minister of HEALTH AND FAMILY WELFARE be pleased to state:

  • (a) whether India is one of the biggest fake and counterfeit drugs market in the world;
  • (b) if so, the details thereof and the reasons therefor indicating the fake drugs sold during the last three years and the current year;
  • (c) the implications of the fake and counterfeit drugs on public health; and
  • (d) the steps being taken by the Government to combat this issue?

ANSWER
THE MINISTER OF STATE IN THE MINISTRY OF HEALTH AND FAMILY WELFARE
(SHRI ASHWINI KUMAR CHOUBEY)

As above
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