many drugs in india are being sold without any trials and many drugs that are banned in western countries are being allowed in india. earlier the director health used to be state drug controller but the new drug act in place he has been replaced by a drug controller who is seniormost with b pharma qualification.
the tribune has raised a serious issue of qualification of drug controller of india and state drug controllers as they need to be public health professionals with pharma background who know the importance of clinical trials and ethical issues involved in them.
may be we need a pil in this regard.
DRUG CONTROLLER ELIGIBILTY: B PHARMA!