July 26, 2016
Ratna De Nag raises a question in LS regarding the mechanism of preventing banned drugs from being sold
Hon’ble minister has stated just now that in March, 2016 the Government issued a notification banning 344 fixed drug combinations which include some common cough mixture solutions, analgesics and antibiotics combinations which are sold over the counter. There is a need to keep strict and round-the-clock monitoring to ensure that these banned drugs do not reach the counter and human beings are put at risk.
I would like to know from the Hon’ble minister what type of coordination is in place with the State to ensure that Prohibition of Drugs and Cosmetics Act, 1940, which imprisons a person selling or manufacturing of the banned drugs, is implemented in letter and spirit.
Thank you, Madam.