Correcting India's chronic shortage of drug inspectors to ensure the production and distribution of safe, high-quality medicines

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Background: Good drug regulation requires an effective system for monitoring and inspection of manufacturing and sales units. In India, despite widespread agreement on this principle, ongoing shortages of drug inspectors have been identified by national committees since 1975. The growth of India's pharmaceutical industry and its large export market makes the problem more acute. Methods: The focus of this study is a case study of Maharashtra, which has 29 per cent of India's manufacturing units and 38 per cent of its medicines exports. India's regulations were reviewed, comparing...  [+] Show more

Subjects: Industry; Employment; Workforce development; Outcomes; Performance; Quality; Governance

Keywords: Labour shortage; Regulation; Skill needs; Case study

Geographic subjects: India; Asia

Published: Kerman, Iran: Kerman University of Medical Sciences, 2016

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Journal volume: 5

Journal number: 9

Journal date: September 2016

Pages: pp. 535-542

ISSN: 2322-5939 (online)

Resource type: Article

Peer reviewed: Yes

Call number: TD/TNC 130.238

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