Central Drug Standard Control Organization

Why is it in News?

CDSCO has asked the manufacturers to inform the general public about the ill effects of popular antibiotics.

About CDSCO:

  • The Central Drugs Standard Control Organization (CDSCO) is the Central Drug Authority for discharging functions assigned to the Central Government under the Drugs and Cosmetics Act.
  • It comes under the Directorate General of Health Services, Ministry of Health & Family Welfare.
  • It is a national regulating authority of India.

Major Functions of CDSCO:

CDSCO looks into the regulatory control over the import of drugs, approval of new drugs and clinical trials, meetings of Drugs Consultative Committee (DCC) and Drugs Technical Advisory Board (DTAB) etc.

Source: TH, cdsco.gov.in