This is a pain-killer. Reason for ban: Bone marrow depression.
Brand name: Novalgin
Acidity, constipation. Reason for ban : irregular heartbeat
Brand name : Ciza, Syspride
Anti-depressant. Reason for ban : Irregular heartbeat.
Brand name roperol
Antidiarrhoeal. Reason for ban : Cancer.
Brand name : Furoxone, Lomofen
Painkiller, fever. Reason for ban : Liver failure.
Brand name : Nise, Nimulid
Antibacterial cream. Reason for ban : Cancer.
Brand name : Furacin
Laxative. Reason for ban : Cancer.
Brand name : Agarol
cold and cough. Reason for ban : stroke.
Brand name : D'cold, Vicks Action-500
Anti-worms. Reason for ban : Nerve damage.
Brand name : Piperazine
Non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug. Reason for ban : Bone marrow depression.
Brand name : Sioril
Anti-diarrhoeal. Reason for ban : Damage to sight.
Brand name : Enteroquinol
The decision to recommend ban or withdrawl of a drug to the regulatory authorities of different countries is normally based on the risk assessment process, which is influenced by a number of factors such as disease pattern in a country, indications and dosages of the drug permitted, varying reactions of certain ethnic groups in a given population, availability of safer substitutes and overall safety profile of the drug. These conditions are different for different countries.
It is for this reason that a drug banned / restricted in one country may continue to be marketed in other countries. There is a well laid out mechanism in India to review the status of the drug formulations as and when any serious adverse event is reported in the International journals, WDA Newsletters or when a drug formulation is reported to have been banned / withdrawn in some countries. The use of the drug, so reported, is assessed in consultation with the expert committees set up for the purpose, based on available technical information, benefit-risk ratio, local needs and availability of safer alternatives etc.
The following medicines have recently been banned on the recommendation of World Doctors Association across the world:-
Recently Banned Medicines!
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