Govt Bans More Than 300 Combination Drugs

India has banned the manufacture and sale of more than 300 combination medicines, including two widely used cough syrups, being sold without government approval.

India has banned the sale and production of more than 300 combination drugs that were being distributed illegally. Joint Secretary at the Health Ministry KL Sharma told Reuters that based on responses and assessment of products, more than 300 drugs have been prohibited. Nearly half the drugs sold in the country in 2014 were combination medicines.

Extra info:
  • In 2014, India set up a committee to review more than 6,000 combinations that had entered the market based only on state regulators’ approval.
  • The combination was not approved for sale in major markets such as the United States, United Kingdom, Germany, France, Japan and Australia.

So lets do:
  • Who is the Union Health minister of India?
  • Which country recently Banned the manufacture and sale of more than 300 combination medicines?

Source The Hindu

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