The USFDA has not yet called for Sanofi, the company that manufactures Zantac, to recall it from the market, but has urged people to exercise caution and consult a doctor or a pharmacist before taking a decision.
It has been estimated that nearly 10 million women worldwide have received mesh implants to treat weakening pelvic muscles and alleviate urinary incontinence. Roughly 10-15% have suffered complications.
It was in 1995 that Balwinder Singh, who had done Diploma in Pharmacy (D. Pharma), first got a licence to run a chemist shop under his name. Sources in the FDA disclosed that despite frequent raids, he was neither booked nor his licence cancelled until Shoree intervened in 2009.
India has six ports where FSSAI officers are posted to inspect imported food items. “But there are over 250 tiny ports and entry points where we have no FSSAI officer stationed. Port officials inspect all goods,” he said.
The Indian Express-ICIJ investigation finds that at least 57 medical devices, many used in critical care, were being sold in India when the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) clamped down on them for a range of faults over the last two years.