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Friday, March 18, 2011

Min. of Health & Family Welfare, Govt of India - Press Communique :

         Two Drugs Banned
        Whereas the Central Government is satisfied that use of the following drugs is likely to involve certain risks to human beings and whereas safer alternatives to the said drugs are available;
        And whereas the central Government is satisfied that it is necessary and expedient to prohibit the manufacture, sale and distribution of the said drugs in public interest;
         Now, therefore, in exercise of the powers conferred by section 26A of the Drugs and Cosmetics Act, 1940 (23 of 1940), the Central Government hereby prohibits the manufacture, sale and distribution of the following drugs with immediate effect, namely:-
        (i) Gatifloxacin formulation for the systemic use in human by any route including oral and inject able; and
        (ii) Tegaserod and its formulations for human use

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