Bar Coding of Drugs Mandatory

The government has mandated bar-coding of mono cartons of drugs shipped out of the country from July as an additional measure to ensure that its reputation isn’t tarnished by medicines manufactured illicitly in other countries and passed off as made in India.

Bar-coding of mono cartons, which hold primary packs of drugs, will enable them to be traced back to the source, the ministry of commerce said in an order. Drug makers will also have to maintain evidence in a central portal, mainta ..

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