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Author(s): P L Sahu

Email(s): druahu_ipc@yahoo.com

Address: Indian Pharmacopeia Commission, Ghaziabad, India.

Published In:   Volume - 29,      Issue - 1,     Year - 2016

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ABSTRACT:
Effective and safe use of drug can only be ascertained by the quality of drug. A goal; which every manufacturer try to achieve, maintain and every regulator try to ensure. This goal can be achieved only first by defining and guarding the path. That particular path is shown & being guarded by Indian Pharmacopoeia Commission by defining various standards and parameters. These standards and parameters transcribed into a book of standards, 'Indian Pharmacopocia' For assuring quality of drugs, IP is published with regular updates, reflecting the updates and changes in the technology and regulations.IP conceptualize various parameters and test standards according to regional need. Another tool for ascertaining quality of drugs very finely is the Indian Pharmacopoeia Reference Standard (IPRS). In order to assure and verify the quality of medicines manufactured and marketed in India would require IPRS which act as a fingerprint for identification, strength and purity of medicines. IPRS not only has the potential to define as well as maintain the test standards which are very vulnerable to the variations that may arise at the hands of analyst, and various physical, chemical& even geographical conditions, at a level where these can't be affected by the variations. ISO standards are being followed at Indian Pharmacopoeial Laboratory to provide bedrockto the scientific literature published in IP and for assuring quality of IPRS. Safety of drugs ensured by quality but must be watched carefully at individual level keeping in mind individual variation. Pharmacovigilance Programme of India being a part of IPC since 2011 has taken this endeavour. National Formulary of India a book that describe proper and safe use of drugs to maximise benefit and minimise side effects of drugs.

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