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Germany bans drug made at Ranbaxy’s Dewas plant

During the inspection, the regulator found deficiencies related to operation of drug manufacturing rooms and procedures.

Drugmaker Ranbaxy Laboratories Ltd has been barred by from exporting the antibiotic cephalosporin to Germany from its plant in Dewas, Madhya Pradesh, for not complying with standard manufacturing practices.

Germany’s regulator issued a “non-compliance” report for the plant where Ranbaxy made the antibiotic, after an inspection in June, the European Medicines Agency said on its website in a notice dated November 26.

During the inspection, the regulator found deficiencies related to operation of drug manufacturing rooms and procedures related to sterilisation of equipment at the Dewas site, the notice said.

The Dewas factory and Ranbaxy’s other India-based plants are also barred from exporting to the United States after the US Food and Drug Administration inspections found those plants violated standard manufacturing practices.