August 22, 2019 2:10 pm
The health ministry in April 2018 notified a ban on private firms from manuacturing and selling oxytocin, stating that it wanted to restrict the responsibility of supplying the drug to a Karnataka-based public sector manufacturer to avoid its misuse in the veterinary field.
March 16, 2019 3:37 am
The Indian Express reported in November 2016 that Gujarat’s drug regulator had found that KAPL had manufactured a substandard batch of important stomach medication omeprazole, which failed tests to check the time the drug takes to dissolve into the blood stream.
March 14, 2019 3:45 am
The Health Ministry, in April 2018, first announced it was banning the import of Oxytocin and preventing private firms from manufacturing it for domestic use.
March 12, 2019 4:51 am
Health ministry in April 2018 notified a ban on private firms from manufacturing and selling oxytocin, used to prevent new mothers from excessively bleeding after giving birth.
December 14, 2018 3:55 pm
Oxytocin is naturally secreted by the pituitary glands of mammals during sex, childbirth, lactation or social bonding, and is sometimes called “love hormone”
October 26, 2018 3:08 am
In 2016-17, the central regulator -- Central Drugs Standard Control Organisation (CDSCO) -- did not seize any raw material (or the Active Pharmaceutical Ingredient) used in the manufacturing Oxytocin while in 2017-18, it seized just 614 grams of the API.
September 29, 2018 3:56 am
The three petitioners in this case are Mylan Laboratories, Neon Laboratories and All India Drug Action Network (AIDAN). Pfizer and Mylan are two leading producers of Oxytocin in India.
September 25, 2018 5:08 am
Till April this year, Mylan had around 50 per cent share in sales by volume of the Indian Oxytocin market.
September 21, 2018 12:44 am
Oxytocin is administered to pregnant women to “prevent and treat” postpartum haemorrhage (PPH). PPH accounts for about 35 per cent of all maternal deaths, says the World Health Organization.
September 20, 2018 12:32 am
The CDSCO official added that the data is being collected to check if the Oxytocin is being diverted by any such private licensed manufacturer “at any stage of production”.