Directorate General of Drug Administration

19 firms to invest Tk 650cr in pharma

The pharmaceuticals industry is gearing up to expand as 19 companies have got the go-ahead in the last one year to set up facilities at a combined investment of around Tk 654.82 crore.

June 2, 2022
June 2, 2022

Children's death from syrup: DGDA asked to give Tk 15 lakh to each family

The High Court today directed the Directorate General of Drug Administration (DGDA) to give Tk 15 lakh as compensation to each of the families of the 104 children, who died after taking toxic paracetamol syrup in 1991 and 2009.

March 28, 2019
March 28, 2019

19 firms to invest Tk 650cr in pharma

The pharmaceuticals industry is gearing up to expand as 19 companies have got the go-ahead in the last one year to set up facilities at a combined investment of around Tk 654.82 crore.

January 5, 2019
January 5, 2019

Mini-labs in six districts

The Directorate General of Drug Administration (DGDA) has launched six international standard mini-labs in as many districts to enhance its capacity to check sale of fake medicines.

August 21, 2017
August 21, 2017

Toxic Paracetamol: HC summons health secy

High Court summons Health Secretary Sirajul Haque Khan to appear before it on August 23 to explain why action was not taken against two officials of the drug administration.

August 28, 2015
August 28, 2015

Poor quality medicines

We are informed by the Directorate General of Drug Administration that some 153 sub-standard drugs have been detected, of which, 43 had already been marketed and awaiting registration.

August 26, 2015
August 26, 2015

‘Legal action if banned drugs found in market’

The drug administration will take legal actions against the pharmaceutical companies who did not withdraw three types of drugs, banned by the government recently, from the market.