New Delhi, Dec 18: Union Health and Family Welfare Minister Anbumani Ramadoss will release the Indian Pharmacopoeia 2007 here today. The Indian Pharmacopoeia 2007 has been published in three volumes. The Pharmacopoeial standards included in this publication adhere to the concept of harmonization with those used internationally, also keeping in view technological status for manufactures and analysis of different sectors of the industry, without compromising with the quality of the products.
It is hoped that this publication would be able to fulfil the mission of the Indian Pharmacopoeia Commission to promote public health both in India and other countries using drugs manufactured in India. It would also play a vital role in initiating new prospective for improving the quality of medicines and accelerate development of Pharma Sector in India.
The Indian Pharmacopoeia 2007 produced in fulfillment of the requirements in the Drugs and Cosmetics Rules, 1945 lays down the standards of drugs produced or marketed in India and thus contributes in the control of the quality of the medicinal products.
The standards of this pharmacopoeia are authoritative, legally enforceable and intended to help in the inspection and licensing of manufacturing and distribution of drugs and pharmaceuticals.
The Pharmacopoeia 2007 has been prepared in accordance with the principles and designed plan decided by the Scientific Body of the Indian Pharmacopoeia Commission.
In addition to the past practices of requesting for comments, the contents of revised appendices and monographs have been publicized on the website of the Indian Pharmacopoeia Commission, for collecting comments widely from various institutions and organizations.
All the feedback and inputs have been reviewed by the relevant Expert Committee to ensure the feasibility and practicability of the standards and methods revised in this edition of the Pharmacopoeia, as well as the principle of “openness, justice and fairness" has been kept in mind during compiling and editing.