Saturday , 23 February 2019

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PANAJI: Following the notification issued by the central government, the food and drugs administration on Thursday banned the sale of steroid products without doctor’s prescription and rapid diagnostic kit for malaria using antibody detecting technique with immediate effect.

In a press note issued FDA has stated that, as per the notification issued by the Central Government steroidal drugs such as Alclometasone, Beclomethasone, Betamathasone, Desonide, Desoximetasone, Dexamethasone, Diflorasone diacetate, Fluocinonide, Fluocinolone acetonide, Halobetasol Propionate, Halometasone, Methylprednisone, Prednicarbate, Triamcinolone acetonide, under schedule H, as per Rule 97 of Drugs and Cosmetics Act and the formulation containing these drugs are to be sold only on the prescription of registered medical practitioner and are to be supplied only under the personal supervision of a registered pharmacist.

The FDA has informed all the drug retailers, wholesalers, manufacturers, Government Hospitals, Districts hospitals, health centres, dispensaries under the Directorate of Health services, Goa Medical Colleges and Hospitals, ESI Hospitals, Dispensaries, diagnostic laboratories, private nursing homes, Hospitals, Goa Medical Council/Indian medical association’s as well as all the registered medical practitioners across the state that test kits used in antibody detecting rapid diagnostic test for routine diagnosis of malaria is banned.

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