Pharma Sector – Drug Pricing, NPPA, FDC, Generics, etc.

Operation Pangea XIV

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From UPSC perspective, the following things are important :

Prelims level : Operation Pangea XIV

Mains level : NA

More than 1.10 lakh web links, including websites and online marketplaces, have been taken down in the operation Pangea XIV.

Operation Pangea XIV

  • Code-named “Operation Pangea XIV”, the exercise was coordinated by Interpol.
  • It involved the police, customs, and health regulatory authorities of 92 countries against the sale of fake and illicit medicines and medical products.
  • Indian agencies also participated in the operation, said an official of the Central Bureau of Investigation that is the nodal body for the Interpol in the country.
  • It showed that criminals were continuing to cash in on the huge demand for personal protection and hygiene products due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
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