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Govt forms 5-member committee to review pharma marketing practices

It will recommend 'legally enforceable mechanisms', is expected to give a report in 90 days


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Sohini Das Mumbai
The central government has formed a five-member committee led by V K Paul, member (health) of NITI Aayog, to consider a "legally enforceable" mechanism for regulating the marketing practices of pharmaceutical firms.

The committee is expected to submit its report in 90 days. 'Business Standard' has seen the memorandum issued on September 12 for its constitution.

S Aparna, secretary in department of pharmaceuticals (DoP); Rajesh Bhushan, secretary in the ministry of health and family welfare (MoHFW); Nitin Gupta, chairman of the Central Board of Direct Taxes (CBDT); and a joint secretary (policy) from the department of personnel (DoP) are the four other

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First Published: Sep 21 2022 | 5:49 PM IST

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