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Schedule M UPSC NOTE


Schedule M

  • Schedule M is a part of the ‘Drugs and Cosmetics Act, 1940’.

  • It deals with ‘Good Manufacturing Practices’ for pharmaceuticals that should be followed by pharmaceutical manufacturing units in India.

  • Schedule M covers various aspects, including shop floors, quality control systems, labs, production, equipment cleaning, and housekeeping.

Recently in News

  • India’s small drugmakers in the micro, small, and medium enterprises (MSME) sector will soon be required to adhere to the good manufacturing practices outlined in Schedule M of the Drugs and Cosmetics Act.

  • Schedule M will be made compulsory for the MSME pharma sector in a phased manner.

Need of it

  • It is important for MSME pharma companies to be alert to quality of drugs and expeditiously move towards Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP) through self-regulation. 

  • The need for self-regulation in the MSME pharma sector is important for India to maintain the status of Pharmacy of the World.

  • Recent incidents of deaths allegedly caused by drugs made in India highlight the importance of maintaining high standards.



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Learnerz IAS | Concept oriented UPSC Classes in Malayalam: Schedule M UPSC NOTE
Schedule M UPSC NOTE
Learnerz IAS | Concept oriented UPSC Classes in Malayalam
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