Govt suspends Manufacture, sale and distribution of Dextropropoxyphene

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Himachal Pradesh government had suspended the manufacture, sale and distribution of Dextropropoxyphene and formulations containing Dextropropoxyphene for human use as Government of India had suspended the manufacture, sale and distribution of this drug.

A Spokesman of the State Government said that product permissions granted to the manufacturers and its loan licencees to manufacture this drug and its formulations also stand suspended. The drug must be withdrawn from the market immediately as per notification of Government of India. He said that manufacture, sale and distribution of this drug and its formulations would attract section 18 (c) of Drugs and Cosmetics Act.