India advances effort to modernize medical device regs

India's parliament is considering a long-awaited bill that would modernize regulatory oversight for the medical device industry. Pharmabiz reports that the proposed bill, as expected, would expand regulatory control over medical device quality and standards, under the proposed Central Drugs Authority (CDA). The body would, in part, appoint medical device regulatory officers. And the law also morphs the Drugs Consultative Committee into the Drugs, Cosmetics and Medical Devices Consultative Committee, which is designed to advise the CDA and other government bodies on the process of ensuring medical device regulatory uniformity throughout the country. Story

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