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Government of India bans Fixed dose combination of Glucosamine, Ibuprofen


Government of India bans Fixed dose combination of Glucosamine, Ibuprofen

Department of Health and Family Welfare of Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, Government of India has banned fixed dose combinations  of Glucosamine + Ibuprofen after finding that the said drug lacks rationality and therapeutic justification.

Through a gazette notification, the Central government has banned the fixed dose combination of  Glucosamine + Ibuprofen announcing that the drug fixed dose combination of  Glucosamine + Ibuprofen is not rational.

The decision was announced after the matter has been examined by the Subject Expert Committee constituted by the Central Government and the said Committee recommended to the Central Government that the said drug lacks rationality and therapeutic justification;

After examination of the recommendations of the aforesaid Committee, the Central Government stated that it is satisfied that it is necessary and expedient in public interest to regulate by way of prohibition, the manufacture for sale, sale and distribution for human use of the said drug in the country; and hence prohibited the manufacture for sale, sale and distribution for human use of the drug fixed dose combination of Glucosamine + Ibuprofen with immediate effect.



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