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Indian Citizen Council demands strengthening of Homeopathic drugs

NOIDA: The Indian Citizen Council(ICC) has written to under-secretary (drugs), ministry of health and family welfare objecting to the omission of testing homeopathic medicine’s combination/formulations under section 6.4 of the Homeopathic Medicine Act 1945 effected Feb 1 by the said ministry via notification no. GSR 80 (E) and published in the Gazette of India.
According to ICC the said move adversely affects public health of the consumer of homoeopathic medicines and amounts to leaving the crucial homeopathic formulations on the free will of the manufacturer. In response to ministry’s invite from lay public on their objections to the said omission by March 17, ICC has sent their views on Wednesday to the health ministry.
Asserting the need to continue the traditional practice of testing to determine homeopathic formulations – be it in liquid or solid (globule) forms – ICC maintained that the said omission will provide direct benefit to the manufacturer of homoeopathic medicines. “The manufacturer will be free to add any ingredients in any quantity which will affect the health and life of the consumers. Hence to ensure quality control, potency formulations need to follow set pattern and formula of testing as prescribed in section 6.4 of the Homeopathic Medicine Act 1945,” said P S Jain, president ICC.
Jain further adds that if the above omission is implemented, more than 50 % of homoeopathic medicines will be out of purview of any government regulation which will be detrimental to public health.

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