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) ...
India is One of the Biggest Fake and Counterfeit Drugs Market in the World.
(b) Does not arise.
(c) Drugs not conforming to prescribed standards may not be effective and may be harmful, posing health risks.
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
UNSTARRED QUESTION NO.1304
TO BE ANSWERED ON 28TH JUNE, 2019
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?
THE MINISTER OF STATE IN THE MINISTRY OF HEALTH AND FAMILY WELFARE
(SHRI ASHWINI KUMAR CHOUBEY)