MUMBAI: The Indian Pharmacopoeia Commission (IPC) has decided to accelerate the work on developing and preparing the latest standards set IP 2014 to make sure the high standards in drugs supplied across the country. The commission is aiming to complete the work on it by the end of 2013. IPC is also hoping to enforce IP 2014 throughout the country with effect from January 1, 2014.
The Secretary-cum-Scientific Director of IPC, Dr G N Singh said, “It would take another six to eight months for the IP 2014 to be finalised as we are still in the early discussion stage, however, we hope to finalise everything by end of June 2013. We have completed work on some of the monographs and they are already finalised, whereas work on other monographs are still in the draft stage and are being deliberated and discussed with the stakeholders for their views and suggestion before finalising the same.”
The commission has already completed 40 per cent of its work on the latest IP 2014 which will emphasise with special reference on the neglected diseases and drugs to be used in tropical countries.