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Regulatory Focus™ > News Articles > CDSCO Clarifies the Role of its International Unit

CDSCO Clarifies the Role of its International Unit

Posted 18 March 2014 | By Louise Zornoza

India's Central Drugs Standard Control Organization (CDSCO) has posted the organizational structure and functions of its recently-formed International Cell, which interfaces with foreign governments and regulatory agencies and investigates reports of quality concerns with India drug exports. 

Among its other functions, the Cell focuses on bilateral Memoranda of Understanding (MOUs), grants written confirmations for active pharmaceutical ingredient (API) exports from India to the European Union (EU), and hosts visits by foreign delegations. 

According to press reports, the International Cell was formed by the Drugs Controller General of India (CDGI) in April 2013.


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