The World Health Organization standards for the production of drugs were not met by 16 Indian pharmaceutical firms. Including Divya Pharmacy which produces Ramdev’s Patanjali products, according to Nepal’s drug regulatory authority.
Divya Pharmacy one of them
Radiant Parenterals Ltd, Mercury Laboratories Ltd, Alliance Biotech, Captab Biotec, Aglowmed Ltd, Zee Laboratories, Daffodils Pharmaceuticals, GLS Pharma, Unijules Life Science, Concept Pharmaceuticals, Shree Anand Life Sciences, IPCA Laboratories, Cadila Healthcare Ltd, Dial Pharmaceuticals, and Mackur Laboratories are also on the list in addition to Divya Pharmacy.
In a warning released on December 18, the Department of Drug Administration requested that the local agents in Nepal who have been supplying these medications promptly recall them.
The department has issued a notice prohibiting the importation and distribution of medications produced by the listed companies in Nepal.
A manufacturing facility inspection of the pharmaceutical companies that filed to export their products to Nepal. Resulted in the publication of a list of those businesses that do not adhere to WHO criteria.
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The agency sent a team of drug inspectors to India in April and July of this year.
They are sent to check the pharmaceutical companies’ manufacturing facilities after they applied to sell their medicines to Nepal.
Similar to this, the agency directed the distributors to recall 500 ml and 5-litre hand sanitizers. Made by India’s Global Healthcare in a different notification it issued on December 19. The department has requested that the organisations in question refrain from using, selling, or dispersing the hand sanitizer.
The debate surrounding the purported connection between cough syrups. Produced by a company in Sonepat, Haryana, and the deaths of over 66 children in the Gambia closely follows the development. The four paediatric medications that were “contaminated” were the subject of a medical product notice from the World Health Organization in October of this year.