India Government Now Requires QR Codes for APIs

Starting January 1, 2023, the Indian government requires all Active Pharmaceutical Ingredients (APIs) manufactured in India to have QR codes. The reason for this government initiative is to help guarantee the quality and safety of APIs. Historically, about 20% of APIs made in India have been inadequate, counterfeit, or had other problems. The QR code should include the name of the API, brand name, address of the manufacturing company, expiration or retesting date, batch size, special storage conditions, as well as other information. Indian Pharmaceutical manufacturers can use digital interaction to implement QR codes which will lead to regulatory compliance.