"Why delay pharma policy?'

A parliamentary panel has pulled up the Department of Chemicals and Petrochemicals for delay in finalising the National Pharmaceutical Policy, 2006. In its report, the Parliamentary Standing Committee on Chemicals and Fertilizers has observed that despite its recommendation for finalising the policy, the department remained static on such a crucial issue. The recommendation was made in the 20th report (2006-07), which is an action-taken report of the 7th Report of the committee in 2005-06.