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DRUGS BANNED FOR MARKETING IN INDIA

 

MINISTRY OF HEALTH AND FAMILY WELFARE
(Department of Health)
NOTIFICATION
New Delhi, the 25th July, 2005

 

* G.S.R. 510(E) -- Whereas the Central Government is satisfied that use of drug formulations containing Valdecoxib are likely to involve certain risk to human beings;

And, whereas safer alternative to the drug are available;

And, whereas, the Central Government is satisfied that it is necessary and expedient to prohibit the manufacture, sale and distribution of this drug in public interest;

Now, therefore, in exercise of powers conferred by Section 26-A 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:-

"Valdecoxib and its formulations for human use"

[F. No. 11014/1/2005-DMS & PFA]

RITA TEAOTIA, Jt. Secy.

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* Published in the Gazette of India (extraordinary) Part-II, section 3, sub-section (i) vide G.S.R. 510(E), dated 25th July, 2005.