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Recalled drugs still sold in India

Q: Which drugs have been recalled by USFDA during the past 3 years? How many of these drugs recalled by FDA are still being sold in India?

A:Apart from the United States Federal Drug Administration (USFDA), other regulatory agencies such as British Medicine Control Agency (MCA) and the U.K. Committee on Safety of Medicines are also involved in monitoring drugs on a continuous basis. The following drugs have been discarded the world over but still allowed to be marketed by the Drugs Controller General of India:
Analagin
Astemizole
Droperidol
Furazolidone
Lynestrenol
Nitrofurazone
Phenformin
Phenolphthalein
Quiniodochlor
Piperazine
Terfenadine.
In addition, hundreds of irrational, harmful fixed-dose combinations of drugs are being marketed in India.

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