The Central Drugs Standard Control Organization (CDSCO) is a statutory body under the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, Government of India. It is responsible for the regulation of drugs and cosmetics in India. The CDSCO's functions include: Licensing of pharmaceutical companies and manufacturing units Setting standards for drugs and cosmetics Monitoring the quality of drugs and cosmetics in the market Conducting inspections of pharmaceutical companies and manufacturing units Taking action against violators of drug and cosmetic laws The CDSCO also plays a role in pharmacovigilance, which is the monitoring of the safety of drugs after they are marketed. The CDSCO collects reports of adverse drug reactions (ADRs) from healthcare professionals and patients, and analyzes these reports to identify potential safety problems with drugs. If the CDSCO identifies a safety problem with a drug, it may take action to remove the drug from the market or to restrict its use. The CDSCO is an important organization for ensuring the safety and quality of drugs and cosmetics in India. Its work helps to protect consumers from harmful products and to promote the use of safe and effective medicines.