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‘Track and Trace’ mechanism to check authenticity of medicines


  • Government has developed a ‘Track and Trace’ mechanism to check the authenticity of medicines being sold and stored in the country, Health and Family Welfare Minister JP Nadda today informed Rajya Sabha.
  • The primary, secondary and tertiary packs of medicines will have a unique bar code allotted to a particular manufacturer.
  • The data relating to all medicinal products will be available on the Internet and any person having access to the Internet would be able to cross check the authenticity of the medicines.
  • There is no proposal to introduce such a mechanism for medical devices.

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