Order of the Supreme Court of India in the matter of Federation of Medical and Sales Representatives Associations of India & Others Vs Union of India & Others dated 18/08/2022.

The Supreme Court, August 18, 2022 directed the government of India to file a counter affidavit on the matter of pharma companies giving incentives to doctors for prescribing their drugs.

The Department of Health and Family Welfare vide notification dated the 10th August, 2022 has issued the Drugs (Sixth Amendment) Rules, 2022.

The Comptroller and Auditor General of India, in its audit report tabled on 8th August, 2022, highlighted several lapses in the procurement and supply chain of drugs under the Central Government Health Scheme (CGHS), which led to a shortage of drugs at wellness centres.

The Union Health ministry has released the new draft ‘Drug, Medical Devices, and Cosmetics Bill-2022’ that separately defines medical devices, makes provision for constitution of a separate expert group on medical devices, and calls for setting up of central and state medical device-testing laboratories on the lines of the network of drug-testin

The Ministry of Health and Family Welfare on January 18, 2022 has issued the Drugs (Amendment) Rules, 2022 to further amend the Drugs Rules, 1945.

The Ministry of Health and Family Welfare on November 29, 2021 has issued the Drugs (6th Amendment) Rules, 2021 to further amend the Drugs Rules, 1945.

HIV drug resistance (HIVDR) can compromise the effectiveness of antiretroviral therapy (ART) in reducing HIV incidence and HIV-associated morbidity and mortality. Minimizing the spread of HIVDR is a critical aspect of the broader global response to antimicrobial resistance.

The Ministry of Ayush on September 23, 2021 has issued Draft Drugs and Cosmetics (Amendment) Rules, 2021 to further amend the Drugs and Cosmetics Rules, 1945.

The Ministry of Health and Family Welfare vide its notification dated 13th September 2021 has published the Drugs (Draft Amendment) Rules, 2021 to further amend the Drugs Rules, 1945.

The Ministry of Chemicals and Fertilizers on 12th August 2021 has published the Drugs (Prices Control) Third Amendment Order, 2021 to further amend the Drugs (Prices Control) Order, 2013.

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