Pharmacopoeia Commission for Indian Medicine and Homeopathy (PCIMH)

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In the newsMinister Ayush spoke about the Pharmacopoeia Commission for Indian Medicine and Homeopathy in the Lok Sabha recently.

About PCIMH-

  • The Commission was originally established as the Pharmacopoeia Commission for Indian Medicine (PCIM) on 18 August 2010 as an autonomous body under the Ministry of AYUSH and was registered under the Companies Registration Act 1860 on August 31, 2010.
  • Two central laboratories namely the Pharmacopoeia Laboratory for Indian Medicine (PLIM) and the Homeopathic Pharmacopoeia Laboratory (HPL) were both established as subordinate offices under the Ministry of Health and Welfare family in 1970 and 1975 respectively.
  • PLIM and HPL were designated as PCIM&H support structures in due course.
  • However, as per the decision of the central government, Homeopathy was incorporated and the Commission was renamed the Pharmacopoeia Commission for Indian Medicine and Homeopathy (PCIM&H) in July 2020.
  • The Commission is engaged in the development of pharmacopoeial standards for Ayurvedic, Unani, Siddha and homeopathic medicines.
  • In addition, PCIM&H also acts as a central drug testing and call laboratory for the Indian systems of medicine and homeopathy.
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