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India Provides No Side Effects Reports To WHO In Three Years

This article was originally published in PharmAsia News

Executive Summary

Contrary to international practice, India has not reported drug side effects to a World Health Organization database in three years. The WHO drug-monitoring database, Uppsala Monitoring Centre, lists no "adverse drug reactions" from India during years 2005 through 2007. Critics of India's drug-regulatory system call the reporting failure an indication of the country's regulators laxness. Experts on the issue expressed surprise at the lack of reporting, given the large number of drug materials the country introduces into the market. (Click here for more



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