Separate policy to promote APIs production: Govt

Aug 09 2014, 02:36 IST
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SummaryThe government is working on a separate policy to promote and strengthen domestic production of active pharmaceutical ingredients (APIs).

The government is working on a separate policy to promote and strengthen domestic production of active pharmaceutical ingredients (APIs).

In a written answer to the Rajya Sabha, MoS for chemicals and fertilisers Nihal Chand said a panel of secretaries under the chairmanship of secretary, department of health has been constituted to look into the matter.

APIs are ingredients used for making drug formulations. Minister said: ‘‘The committee has been constituted to study and identify APIs of critical importance and to work out a package of interventions/concessions required to build domestic production capabilities and examine the cost implication.’’

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