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.

The Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate on 6th August, 2021 has issued the Environment (Protection) Second Amendment Rules, 2021. The amendment has provided a list of Pharmaceutical Bulk Drugs and Formulations and has provided the effluent standards for the same.

The Ministry of Ayush on July 02, 2021, has issued a Notification to further amend the Drugs and Cosmetics Rules, 1945, and the new Rules called as the Drugs and Cosmetics (Amendment) Rules, 2021. The amended Rule will come into force on the date of their final publication.

Around 275 million people used drugs worldwide in the last year of unprecedented upheaval caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, up by 22 per cent from 2010.

Order of the Uttarakhand High Court in the matter of steps taken by the state government to address Covid-19.

Order of the High Court of Andhra Pradesh, Amravati dated 07/06/2021. The matter related to drugs for treating black fungus cases in Andhra Pradesh.

The court said that the drug (Liposomal Amphotericin B) allocated by the Union of India to Andhra Pradesh is not sufficient to treat the patients of black fungus.

Order of the High Court of Jharkhand at Ranchi in the matter of Md. Mumtaz Ansari Vs Union of India & Others dated 03/06/2021.

Judgement of the High Court of Kerala in the matter of Dr. Jayaprasad Karunakaran Vs Ministry of Ayush & Others dated 02/06/2021. The matter related to Homoeopathic practitioners treating Covid-19 patients.

The petitioner (Dr. Jayaprasad Karunakaran), a homoeopathic practitioner in Thiruvananthapuram was informed by the officials of the State Health Department that action would be taken against him under the Disaster Management Act, if he treated Covid-19 patients.

Order passed by the High Court of Judicature at Bombay in the matter of Sneha Nirav Marjadi Vs State of Maharashtra & Others dated 12/05/2021. The matter related to the steps taken by the state of Maharashtra to deal with COVID-19 pandemic. The High Court said that facts show that there is short supply of the drug Remdesivir.

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