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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.


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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