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DRUGS BANNED FOR MARKETING IN INDIA

 

MINISTRY OF HEALTH AND FAMILY WELFARE
(Department of Health)
NOTIFICATION
New Delhi, the 4th / 5th July, 2008

 

* G.S.R. 499(E).— Whereas the Central Government is satisfied that the use of drug formulations containing Diclofenac are likely to involve risk to animals;

And, whereas, safer alternative to the said drug is available;

And, whereas, the Central Government is satisfied that it is necessary and expedient in the public interest to prohibit the manufacture, sale and distribution of Diclofenac and its formulations for animal use;

Now, therefore, in exercise of 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 drug, with immediate effect, namely :—

“Diclofenac and its formulations for animal use”.

[F.No.X-11014/6/2007-DFQC]

DEBASISH PANDA, Jt. Secy.

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* Published in the Gazette of India (extraordinary) Part-II, section 3, sub-section (i) vide G.S.R. 499(E), dated 4th /5th July, 2008.