Two drugs – Gatifloxacin and Tegaserod banned in the State for their harmful effects

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Sale and distribution of many banned drugs is prevalent in our State, realizing the same, though pretty leisurely, Drugs Controller Navneet Marwaha has banned two drugs – Gatifloxacin and Tegaserod in the State owing to the harmful side effects these drugs have on the human body. The decision comes in wake of prohibition of manufacturing, sale and distribution of these drugs by the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare. According the notice delivered, anyone found manufacturing, selling or distributing the two drugs will be held punishable under the provisions of Section 18(c) of the Drugs and Cosmetics Act.