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GAAMA speaks against Ayush Dept’s call for implementing Rule 161 of D&C


MUMBAI:  The Gujarat Ayurvedic Aushadh Manufacturers Association (GAAMA) has strongly disapproved a decision from the Ayush department for including additional details of ingredients used on the packaging of their products. According to this decision, Ayush department has decided to implement Rule 161 of the Drugs & Cosmetics (D&C) Rules, 1945 where some of the extra details of ingredients used, that were otherwise not available on the packaging, would be included on labels of all formulations.

The association suggested that this decision was ‘inconsiderate’ on the part of the government and it would only lead to chaos and confusion in the industry. They also suggested that such a decision will hamper growth of the industry.
The Department of Ayush had issued a notification in November 2012 saying all manufacturers will need to print the list of all the ingredients along with its botanical names, root, part of leaf and bark along with the form in which it is used on labels of herbal formulations. This move is likely to take effect from November 2013.



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