Is there any code of conduct for Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP) in Ayurvedic Pharmacies?

The legal provisions related to Good Manufacturing Practice (GMP) are described under Drugs and Cosmetics Rules 1945. Good Manufacturing Practice (GMP) is a practice involving production and testing that helps to ensure a quality product. GMP guidelines are not rigid instructions on how to manufacture products in Ayurvedic Pharmacies. These are a series of general guidelines that must be observed during the manufacturing process:  

  • The raw materials used for manufacturing Ayurvedic products must be authentic, of approved quality, and free from defects.
  • Maintenance of standard in the manufacturing process.
  • Adaptation of adequate quality control measures.
  • Each licensee should evolve some procedures and methodology for following the agreed process of drug manufacturing.  

The code of conduct for GMP has been imposed from the year 2000. In relation to Ayurvedic, Siddha or Unani drug; the Central Government or State Government appoints an inspector for the inspection of various drugs to keep a check on the quality of medicinal products.  

Last updated on June 4th, 2021 at 05:52 pm