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FDA seizes 600 oxytocin injections

Posted on Aug 02, 09:24PM | UNI

Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Commissioner Rakesh Gupta today said that the FDA raided M/s Tilak Raj Kapil Kumar, Sabji Mandi, Rewari and recovered 600 injections of oxytocin which was manufactured by M/s Ambika Pharmaceuticals, Gaya, Bihar.

'These injections are banned and were without any bill.

These injections should be in blister pack, but were in single packing', Dr Gupta said.

He said that the injections were sealed and were produced before Chief Judicial Magistrate R K Bhankar and taken custody order. An FIR had been lodged in the police station under drug act, he added.

Dr Gupta said that another team headed by Panipat Civil Surgeon Anita Tandon raided in the factory of Nestle situated in Samalkha. The team seized some of the Infant Milk Substitute.

Notice had been sent to the Nestle under Infant Substitute Act.

The manufacturer of such products are likely to be booked under various sections of the Infant Milk Substitute, Feeding Bottle and Infant Food (Regulation of Production, Supply and Distribution) Act, 1992, which prevents deliberate advertisement and promotion of such products in the market.

Company is printing the graphic of feeding bottle on its label along with the advertisements of other products which is prohibited under statute. Such products are prohibited for the children below two years, however, warning is written on the labels.