Saturday, 4 February 2012

US bans drugs from Dr. Reddy's Mexico plant: Indian drugs substandard

MUMBAI: The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has imposed an import ban on products made at Dr. Reddy's Laboratories' Mexico unit for violation of manufacturing practice rules, the Press Trust of India reported, citing a notice by the regulator. 

In June, the FDA said it had issued a warning letter to the Mexican facility of the Indian drugmaker for violating manufacturing standards. 

It had said failure to correct these may see the regulator refuse entry into the United States, a key export market for the firm, of products manufactured at Dr Reddy's Mexican facility. 

Calls to a spokesman at Dr. Reddy's were not answered and there was no immediate reply to an email seeking comment. 


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Friday, 3 February 2012

Sri Lanka bans substandard drug imported from India

Dec 24, Colombo: Sri Lanka’s Ministry of Health has suspended with immediate effect the use of a drug prescribed for renal patients due to suspicions of its inferior quality.
Use of the drug, cyclosporine, manufactured by the Indian company Alrita Pharma, has been suspended until its standard is consolidated, state-run television ITN reported.
Presently, the Ministry has directed to suspend the use of the 100 and 50 milligram capsules .The health authorities have observed lower drug concentrations in the bloods of patients who were prescribed the drug.
Health Minister Maithripala Sirisena has ordered the immediate suspension on the use of the drug after considering the complaints received from the Colombo National Hospital and the Kandy Teaching Hospital.
However, the Minister has assured that patients will not face any difficulties as there is a sufficient stock of the drug purchased from another source.

Sri Lanka black lists 10 Indian drug companies, halts supplies | TheMedGuru

Sri Lanka black lists 10 Indian drug companies, halts supplies | TheMedGuru

Sri Lanka black lists 10 Indian drug companies, halts supplies

Sri Lanka’s Health Minister Maithripala Sirisena has ordered the suspension of tenders awarded to 10 Indian drug companies for violating tender procedures, messing up delivery schedules, and causing regular shortages of essential drugs, Daily News reported Tuesday.
Indian drug companies supply the Sri Lankan state health sector 85 percent of its drug requirement and earn about $99.2 million every year.
According the government spokesman, the minister Sirisena ordered the suspension of tenders to Indian drug companies during a recent monthly review meeting. He directed the officials to buy the same drugs from drug companies in other countries, even if it costs more.
“The Health Ministry purchase drugs from 10 Indian drug companies. These companies never provide drugs on time. These companies always delay supplying drugs and supply in small quantities in several shipments. Some drugs also fail quality tests,” the spokesman said.
Low quality drugs from India
About 100 Indian drugs suppliers supply drugs to Sri Lankan Health ministry. The service of Indian drug suppliers to Sri Lanka has been littered with plain negligence and cussedness. Recently, an insect was found in bottle of syrup in a batch from a Chennai-based company.
The entire batch, thankfully, was removed from the market. In 2009, six Indian companies were blacklisted for two years for supplying, spurious and substandard drugs that could cause great harm to patients. But the companies pleaded not guilty.
To make matters worse, the Indian government wheedled the government to get the ban lifted.
Pissed off by the drug companies’ attitude and thoroughly bankrupt service, the Sri Lankan minister ordered the suspension.
“The Minister said that because of the shortage of quality drugs, poor patients who came to government hospitals had to be asked to buy quality drugs in the market at prices they could not afford,” the newspaper reports.
The minister, however, did not reveal the names of blacklisted drug companies.

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