India to boost drug inspections with $3B investment

10/11/2013 | In-PharmaTechnologist.com

Nearly $3 billion will be invested by the government of India to add hundreds of inspectors for drug-making facilities and add other regulatory initiatives, the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare said. At least 110 new inspectors will be hired by the country over the next six months, the Ministry's Joint Secretary Dr. Arun Panda said on Wednesday. The move will help Indian states conduct inspections and issue manufacturing licenses, and will help the country's pharmaceutical industry in its work to meet U.S. and EU standards.

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