Central Drugs Standard Control Organization (CDSCO)

  • Central Drugs Standard Control Organization (CDSCO) is under the Directorate General of Health Services, Ministry of Health & Family Welfare.
  • It is a Central Drug Authority for discharging functions assigned to Central Government under the Drugs and Cosmetics Act.
  • Under the Drugs and Cosmetics Act, CDSCO is responsible for:
    • Approval of Drugs, Conduct of Clinical Trials, Laying down standards for Drugs, and Control over the quality of imported Drugs in the country.
    • Coordination of activities of State Drug Control Organizations by providing expert advice.

Latest news about Central Drugs Standard Control Organization (CDSCO)

  • 21/01/2023: At least 70 samples of commonly used drugs were found to be of sub-standard quality by CDSCO after the latest round of inspections.


  1. Times of India

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