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Top 300 drug brands to have QR codes on label for ensuring authenticity

The Union Ministry of Health has made amendments to the Drugs Rules, 1945, to implement this

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Sohini Das Mumbai
The Union government has introduced quick response (QR) codes to ensure authenticity and traceability of 300 common drug brands, including analgesics, vitamins, diabetic, and hypertension medicines, among others.

The Union Ministry of Health has made amendments to the Drugs Rules, 1945, to implement this. In March, the ministry had asked the department of pharmaceuticals (DoP) to shortlist 300 drug brands that can be included for implementation of mandatory QR codes. The National Pharmaceutical Pricing Authority (NPPA) had identified the list of 300 drugs, which include widely used medicines, such as painkillers, contraceptives, vitamins, blood-sugar, and hypertension medicines.

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First Published: Jun 16 2022 | 8:05 PM IST

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