9 drugs made in Himachal Pradesh lose safety checks

17 November, 2022 | Riya Girdhar

9 drugs made in Himachal Pradesh lose safety checks Top News

Various reasons such as description, power of hydrogen (pH), presence of particulate matter, sterility, dissolution, fineness of dispersion and disintegration have been stated as the reasons for fa...

In its monthly alert released today, the Central Drugs Standard Control Organization (CDSCO) declared 50 drugs to be substandard nationwide, including nine medicine samples produced by various pharmaceutical companies in Himachal Pradesh.

The companies include Pushkar Pharma in Kala Amb, Zee Laboratories in Paonta Sahib, Lifevision Healthcare DM Pharma, Salus Pharmaceuticals, Shiva Biogenetic Laboratories, Health Biotech, ANG Lifesciences India Ltd, and Healcure Lifesciences from Baddi and Nalagarh.

Used to treat common illnesses

 Paracetamol for fever and mild pain

Esolip-40: A gastrointestinal-resistant drug

Pantoprazole: Lowers gastrointestinal acid

B-complex: Remedy for vitamin shortage

Ondansetron: For nausea caused by chemotherapy

For mild asthma, use montelukast

Dicowin Plus: A digestive aid

Cinafroz BR: Cold medicine

Using a midazolam shot prior to surgery

In a monthly alert, 50 drugs are listed as substandard nationwide.

1,280 samples were taken across India by the regulator.