Afghanistan: First Country to Recognise Indian Pharmacopoeia

Published on December 21, 2019
Current context: The National Department of Regulation of Medicines and Health Products of the Ministry of Public Health of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan has formally recognised the Indian Pharmacopoeia (IP).
Afghanistan: First Country to Recognise Indian Pharmacopoeia 
  • With recognition, Afghanistan has become the first country to recognize IP.
  • IP is an officially recognized book of standards as per the Drugs and Cosmetics Act, 1940 and Rules 1945.
  • The IP specifies the standards of drugs manufactured and marketed in India.
  • The Indian Pharmacopoeia Commission (IPC) ensures the quality of medicinal products, the legal and scientific standards in the form of Indian Pharmacopoeia (IP).
  • The IP contains the regulations of standards for drugs imported and/or manufactured for sale, stock or exhibition for sale or distribution in India.

Question: 

Q.1 Which country is in news for becoming the first country to formally recognise the Indian Pharmacopoeia (IP)?
a. Pakistan
b. Bangladesh
c. Afghanistan
d. Srilanka

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