Cosmetics Act: News

20 Aug 2020

Mukesh Ambani

Chemist body opposes Reliance's acquisition of Netmeds: Here's why

Yesterday, Mukesh Ambani's Reliance Industries had announced the acquisition of online pharmacy Netmeds, along with its subsidiaries and parent company, to scale up its e-commerce play.

09 Dec 2018


Nebulizers, blood pressure monitors, digital thermometers, glucometers notified as drugs

Commonly used medical devices like nebulizers, blood pressure monitors, digital thermometers and glucometers have been notified as drugs under the Drugs and Cosmetics Act, a step which will enable the government to ensure their quality and performance.

07 Sep 2018


Health Ministry to rename drug regulator CDSCO; invites suggestions

The Union Health Ministry has invited suggestions for renaming the country's drug regulator CDSCO in line with its expanded roles.

08 Aug 2018

Delhi High Court

Initiated steps to ban e-cigarettes: Delhi govt to HC

Delhi government has informed the Delhi HC that it has initiated steps to completely ban the production, sale, and supply of e-cigarettes.

03 Jun 2018


Government plans to make companies responsible for drug regulation violations

To ensure the quality of drugs, Health Ministry is planning to make companies, which market and promote medicines, responsible for any violation of drug regulations like manufacturers.

28 May 2018

Venkaiah Naidu

Cure diabetes, prevent malaria, chikungunya: VP Naidu to IIIM scientists

Applauding the Indian Institute of Integrative Medicine (IIIM) in Jammu for supporting the drug regulatory system of India, Vice President M Venkaiah Naidu today asked IIIM scientists to develop drugs to cure diabetes and prevent diseases like malaria, chikungunya, and dengue.

27 Apr 2017


Mumbai Police bust 'One Coin', an online scam

Mumbai Police has arrested 18 people in connection with 'One Coin', an online scam which promised people lakhs in return for an investment of Rs. 11,900. The arrest led the cops to 4 bank accounts from which Rs. 18.97crore was revived by them.