Objectives of DCA
- The main objective of Drugs Control Administration is to ensure that the drugs that are made available to the people, who use them for prevention, mitigation or treatment of diseases are of the required standards of quality, purity and strength and are packed in containers giving all necessary information about the drug and its manufacturer. Drugs control Administration regulates the manufacture, sale and distribution of drugs in the state of Andhra Pradesh by implementing the following central legislations through out the state.
1.Drugs and Cosmetics Act,1940 and Rules 1945
-To provide safe, efficacious and qualitative medicines.
2.Drugs and Magic Remedies (Objectionable Advertisement) Act, 1954 & Rules, 1955
-To control the advertisement of drugs in certain cases, to prohibit the advertisement of certain purposes of remedies alleged to posses magic qualities and to provide for matters connected therewith
3.Drugs (Prices Control) Order, 1995 r/w Essential Commodities Act, 1955.
-To make drugs available at the prices fixed by NPPA
4.A.P Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances Rules, 1986. (For limited purpose)
- Grant of licenses (NDPS-1 & NDPS-2) and transport permits for NDPS drugs (inter and intra state)
The Drug Includes:(i) all medicines for internal or external use of human beings or animals and all substances intended to be used for or in the diagnosis, treatment, mitigation or prevention of any disease or disorder in human beings or animals, including preparations applied on human body for the purpose of repelling insects like mosquitoes(ii) such substances (other than food ) intended to affect the structure or any function of the human body or intended to be used for the destruction of [vermin] or insects which cause disease in human beings or animals, as may be specified from time to time by the Central Government by notification in the Official Gazette.
(iii) all substances intended for use as components of a drug including empty gelatin capsules; and
(iv) such devices intended for internal or external use in the diagnosis, treatment, mitigation or prevention of disease or disorder in human beings or animals, as may be specified from time to time by the Central Government by notification in the Official Gazette, after consultation with the Board
Drugs regulated By Drugs Control Administration:
i) Allopathic Drugs
ii) Blood, Blood components, Blood Products
iii) Medical DevicesObjective of the Drugs Control Administration:• To ensure safety, efficacy, purity and quality of Drugs.
• To prevent consumers from self-medication.
• To ensure availability of drugs at authorised prices.
• To create an awareness about the importance of proper storage of drugs.
• To eliminate irrational combinations /banned drugs.
• To study the problems and suggestions made by the stakeholder.
• To collect the information in general about the drug trade and take necessary steps.
• To prepare policy regarding drug matter.
• To prevent misuse of Narcotics drugs.