Regulation of manufacture and sale of ASU drugs
Ever since independence in
1947 there has been a sustained policy support for the
development of Indian Systems of Medicine and Homoeopathy.
Government has taken a number of legislative and administrative
measures to regulate the manufacture and sale of Ayurveda,
Siddha and Unani (ASU) drugs. There is a separate Chapter
IVA which regulates the manufacture and sale of ASU
medicines in the Drugs & Cosmetics Act, 1940. Chapter
IVA of the Indian Drugs & Cosmetics Act, 1940 has provisions
for regulation of manufacture and sale of ASU drugs,
packaging and labelling of ASU drugs for domestic use
and export and penalty for manufacture and sale of ASU
drugs in contravention of these rules and for misbranded,
adulterated and spurious ASU drugs.
January 10, 2006