Thursday, September 10, 2009

India: Blowing the Whistle on Fake Drugs

In the August 30th issue of Telegraph India, the Union health minister, Ghulam Nabi Azad, was reported as announcing a “whistle blower policy”, aimed at encouraging the common man to provide information about the manufacture of fake drugs

  • Based on the information gathered by the Central Drugs Standard Control Organization, the office of the Drug Controller General of India raids places suspected of manufacturing or selling such drugs

  • The tip-off often comes from a member of the general public

  • The government hopes that a cash reward will lead to more people coming forward with such information.

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