KATHMANDU: Nepal’s drug regulator has blacklisted 16 Indian pharmaceutical companies, include Baba Ramdev’s company Divya Pharmacy, which manufactures Yoga practitioner-entrepreneur Ramdev’s Patanjali products
According to the news report, the regulator has said that these companies failed to comply with the production standards of the World Health Organisation.
The Department of Drug Administration, in a notice issued on December 18 asked the local agents in Nepal, which have been supplying these medicines, to immediately recall them. According to the notice issued by the department, the medicines manufactured by the listed companies cannot be imported or distributed in Nepal.
According to the notice, these medicines cannot be imported and distributed in Nepal.
In April and July, the department sent a team of drug inspectors to drug companies’ factories.
Besides Divya Pharmacy, the list includes 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.
Similarly, the department in another notice issued on December 19 asked the distributors to recall 500-ml and 5-litre hand sanitisers manufactured by India’s Global Healthcare. The department has asked the organisations concerned not to use, sell or distribute the hand sanitiser.