Sale, manufacturing of Dextropropoxyphene banned in Himachal

Shimla/June 12
Himachal government on Wednesday banned the sale, manufacturing and distribution of Dextropropoxyphene and formulation containing Dextropropoxyphene in the state.
The suspension came after Indian government suspended the suspended the manufacture, sale and distribution of Dextropropoxyphene and formulations containing Dextropropoxyphene for human use in the country.
”The product permissions granted to the manufacturers and its loan licencees to manufacture this drug and its formulations also stand suspended. The drug must be withdrawn from the market immediately as per notification of Government of India,” said a spokesperson of Himachal government, adding that manufacture, sale and distribution of this drug and its formulations would attract penalties under section 18 (c) of Drugs and Cosmetics Act.