scorecardresearch
Himachal regulator has lifted drug ban, says Wockhardt

Himachal regulator has lifted drug ban, says Wockhardt

Last week, the state's drug regulator had suspended the manufacture, sale or distribution of a combination drug for pain treatment. The suspension was revoked on April 26.

(Photo for representation purpose only. Source: AP) (Photo for representation purpose only. Source: AP)

Generic drugmaker Wockhardt has said the drug regulator of Himachal Pradesh has revoked a suspension it imposed on the manufacture and sale of a combination drug for pain treatment.

Last week, the state's drug regulator had suspended the manufacture, sale or distribution of fixed dose combination of Dicyclomine Hydrochloride IP 10mg, Tramadol Hydrochloride IP 50mg and Acetamenophen IP 325mg.

Navneet Marwah, Himachal Pradesh's drug regulator, said the suspension came into force on April 22 as he had some concerns about the "safety and efficacy" of the product, and sent a report to the Drug Controller General of India (DCGI).

The suspension was revoked on April 26, after the DCGI responded to Marwah saying it found no problems with the products' safety and efficacy, the state drug regulator told Reuters.


In a statement issued on Monday, Wockhardt said the state regulator has lifted the ban and it would continue to make and sell the product.

Wockhardt has not given any reason for the ban or its revocation, but when it disclosed the suspension on April 23, the company had said the product contributed less than 3 per cent of the consolidated sales of the company in the financial year ended March 31.

A company spokesman did not have immediate comment.

Wockhardt shares rose 8.5 per cent to Rs 703.10 on Monday in a Mumbai market that was down 0.2 per cent.

(Reuters)