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Pharmacopeia Commission for Indian Medicine & Homoeopathy (PCIM&H) approved

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  • June 5, 2020
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Pharmacopeia Commission for Indian Medicine & Homoeopathy (PCIM&H) approved

Part of: GS-Prelims and GS-II – Health

In News:

  • Pharmacopoeia Commission for Indian Medicine & Homoeopathy (PCIM&H) recently received approval to be re-established as Subordinate Office under the Ministry of AYUSH.

Key takeaways 

  • Presently, PCIM&H is an autonomous body under AYUSH Ministry since 2010.
  • Pharmacopoeia Laboratory for Indian Medicine (PLIM) and Homoeopathic Pharmacopoeia Laboratory (HPL) shall be merged under the Commission. 
  • The merger is aimed at optimising the use of resources for enhancing the standardisation outcomes of Ayurveda, Siddha, Unani and Homoeopathy drugs. 
  • Legal status shall be accorded to the merged structure by making amendments to Drugs & Cosmetics Rules, 1945. 

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