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Dictated by Pharma Companies

The 59th report of the Parliamentary Standing Committee on health and family welfare on the functioning of the central drugs standard control organisation strongly indicted the agency for its incompetence and the corrupt dealing of doctors who are puppets of pharmaceutical companies. This was endangering the lives of Indian consumers, it pointed out. Instead of taking action on this report, the health ministry set up an expert committee to examine the issues it had raised. This committee has ended up diluting key recommendations made by the Parliamentary Committee.
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