Pharmacopoeia Commission for Indian Medicine

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The Government of India has established the Pharmacopoeia Commission for Indian Medicine & Homoeopathy.

Important facts

  • It will be a subordinate office under the Ministry of Ayush.

  • The government has merged the Pharmacopoeia Commission of Indian Medicine and Homoeopathy (PCIM&H) and two central laboratories – Pharmacopoeia Laboratory for Indian Medicine (PLIM), Ghaziabad and Homoeopathic Pharmacopoeia Laboratory (HPL).

Functions of the Commission

  • It will work for the development of pharmacopoeial standards for Ayurvedic, Unani, Siddha and Homoeopathy medicines.

  • It will also work as Central Drug Testing cum Appellate Laboratory for Indian systems of Medicine & Homoeopathy.

What is Pharmacopoeia?

  • Pharmacopoeia is an officially recognized book of standards of medicines as per the Drugs and Cosmetics Act, 1940 and Rules 1945 thereunder.

  • As per the Second Schedule to the Drugs and Cosmetics Act, it is designated as the Official Book of Standards for drugs imported for sale or distribution in India and/or manufactured for sale, stock or exhibition.

  • It specifies the standards of drugs manufactured and marketed in India in terms of their identity, purity and potency.

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