Medicine certification

The first draft of G.M.P was formed by W.H.O in 1968 and later it was followed internationally. In India GMP was introduced in 1988 as an amendment to Drug and Cosmetic rule 1945. In India licences for manufacture of Ayurveda drugs are issued only to such units which fulfil the GMP requirements. GMP regulations requires a quality approach to manufacturing of the product and enabling companies to eliminate or at least minimize instances of contamination, mix ups and errors, which in turn protects the consumer from purchasing a product which is not effective or dangerous. The end point quality testing is insufficient to assure the quality of individual medicine. The assessment of quality at each step of manufacturing process therefore becomes an indispensable aspect. Ayurveda medicines have been used since Vedic period for the treatment of mankind and play a very important role in treatment of diseases. The production of medicines has a great role on treatment. The medicines have to be prepared with the good quality raw material and proper procedure for the preparation should be carried out so as to give a standard quality medicine. The good outcome will only be found if standard operative procedure has been followed from collection of raw material till dispensing of the prepared medicines and these have been explained under GMP. The GMP (Good Manufacturing Practices) is a set of legal guidelines that have been regulated by WHO (World Health Organization) since 1975. These guidelines aim to ensure that drugs and other pharmaceutical products are safe and effective. Since then, GMP has been considered a seal of quality for pharmaceutical products.  Good Manufacturing Practices have been adopted by many countries worldwide and that includes India which is now the second largest producer of pharmaceutical products in the world. A Good Manufacturing Practice (GMP) is a production and testing practice that helps to ensure a quality product.