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Date posted: May 1, 2013

Ayurvedic, Unani and Homoeopathic medicines are regulated in the country under the provisions of Drugs & Cosmetics Act, 1940 and the Rules thereunder. For this purpose, the Licensing Authorities are appointed by the State Government to grant license for manufacturing of Ayurveda, Unani and Homeopathic medicines and enforce the legal provisions for their sale or marketing and quality standards. In this regard, the Central Government is empowered to make or amend the law & rules.

Besides, the Department of AYUSH in the Ministry of Health & Family Welfare has taken a number of regulatory measures for quality control of these medicines including enforcement of compliance to quality standards of drugs, compliance to Good Manufacturing Practices(GMP)

Also, Quality Standards of 600 single Ayurvedic drugs, 152 compound Ayurvedic formulations, 298 single Unani drugs, 100 compound Unani formulations, and 1045 Homoeopathic drugs have been developed and published in Pharmacopoieas.

The pricing of Ayurveda, Unani & Homoeopathic medicines is not covered under the Drugs Price Control Order (DPCO) 1995. By and large, the rising prices of these medicines are of usual nature, prices of some medicines may have increased higher due to market forces.

This information was given by the Minister for Health & Family Welfare Shri Ghulam Nabi Azad in written reply to a question in the Rajya Sabha today. [Source]

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  1. A step forward towards better Ayush drugs

    • The prices of Ayurvedic medicines are becoming costly than the Allopathic medicines due to various reasons which requires price control as done in case of allopathic medicines under drugs price control rules.Similarly the Homeo medicines also increases in price.The authorities should see about decrease in prices of alcohol used in preparation of Homeo medicines if interested in promotion of Ayurvedic and Homeo medicines.

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