Amending the Drug Rules 1945, through a recent Gazette Notification, the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare (MoHFW) has issued a draft of a certain rule, specifying 300 medicines which would be required to embed unique quick response (QR) codes on their packages in order to enable authentication more efficient.

In accordance with the draft rule, the manufacturers of drug formulation products as specified in Schedule H2 of the Drug Rules shall print or affix Bar Code or Quick Response Code on their primary packaging label or, in the case of inadequate space on the primary package label, on the secondary package label that stores data or information legible with software application to facilitate authentication.

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These 300 Medicines Have Been Finalised For QR Code

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