Directorate of Food and Drugs, Under Section 26A under Drugs and Cosmetics Act 1940 has prohibited the manufacture for sale, sale or distribution for human use of 14 drug Fixed Dose Combination (FDC’s). This prohibition has been imposed pursuant to recommendation of the Expert Committee and Drugs Technical Advisory Board for the reason that these FDC’s have no therapeutic justification. In view of the above, all the drug retailers, wholesalers, manufacturers, Government Hospitals/ District Hospitals/ UHC/CHC/PHC/Dispensaries under the Directorate of Health Services, Goa Medical College and Hospital, Goa Nursing Homes/Hospitals, Goa Medical Council / IMA as well as the Registered Medical Practitioners across the State are informed to take note of the above ban on FDC’s.
All the RMPs/Doctors/Physicians are advised to ensure that no prescriptions are issued for these drugs in larger patient safety interest and all the retailers/wholesalers are advised to exercise extreme care and caution; not to dispense/distribute these banned drugs.
Drugs, retailers, wholesalers, hospitals, dispensaries, clinics are advised to identify these drugs at their premises and remove the same from their shelves and return back to their respective suppliers under intimation to this Directorate.
Any deviation or non-compliance of the above banned drugs notification shall attract severe penal action under the Drugs and Cosmetics Act, as informed by the Department of Information and Publicity.