(Video) Rajya Sabha TV (RSTV) The Big Picture: Harmful Drugs Banned

(Video) Rajya Sabha TV (RSTV) The Big Picture: Harmful Drugs Banned

Topic: Harmful Drugs Banned

Guest:

  • Dr. Gagan Malhotra, (Senior Physician, BLK Hospital)
  • Aditi Tandon, (Special Correspondent, The Tribune)
  • Dr. Eswara Reddy, (Drugs Controller General of India)
  • Desh Ratan Nigam, (Advocate, Supreme Court)

Topic Description:

That go-to medicine you pick up from your neighbourhood chemist may not be available to you anymore. The health ministry has banned the manufacture, sale and distribution of popular drugs Saridon, Panderm, Gluconorm PG, Taxim TZ and 324 other fixed dose combinations (FDCs) of drugs with immediate effect. Besides, it has also restricted the manufacture, sale or distribution of six FDCs subject to certain conditions. FDCs are two or more drugs combined in a fixed ratio into a single dosage form. The ban will bring an end to a long legal battle between the ministry and the drug manufacturers. The battle, which has been ongoing since 2016, called for these ‘unsafe’ drugs to be banned. Around 6,000 drug brands are expected to be affected by this ban.

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Courtesy: RSTV


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