It has been found that the Indian government has asked to conduct an investigation into the conduct of the Central Drugs Standard Control Organisation (CDSCO). The CDSCO is the country's main drug regulator and has been found to be having many loop holes in their working style.
It was revealed through an 18-month parliamentary investigation that the CDSCO does not have full staff and has conspired with drug manufacturers to give them quick and easy drug approvals.
The government said that it is unethical on the part of the drug regulator, as they are supposed to give green signal for any drug on the basis of its effect level as well as on its safety level. The government has appointed three experts, who will look at the scientific basis for approving new drugs. The approvals will not be given on the basis of clinical trials.
A list of Indian and foreign companies has been made, which have taken permission through wrong ways. However, many of the companies have denied their role in it and have denied of any wrong doing. In total, 39 cases have been found by the government in which approvals have been given without the checking the results of phase three clinical trials.
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