Thursday, June 24, 2021

Haryana issues directions for restricted sale, distribution of experimental drugs

Haryana Government has issued directions for restricted sale, distribution of experimental drugs like injection Remdesivir and Injection Tociluzimab used to treat patients with severe COVID-19 infection so as to stop irrational use.

A spokesperson of Food and Drug Administration said that keeping in view the emergency and unmet medical need for COVID-19 disease, Central Drugs Standard Control Organization (CDSCO) has approved Restricted Emergency Use of Remdesivir Injectable Formulations for treatment of patients with severe COVID-19 infection.

He said that Government has also issued directions that Remdesivir formulations are required to be sold under the prescription of medical specialists only, Further, Remdesivir formulations are required to be supplied for use only to the hospital/ institutions to ensure proper use of the drugs as recommended.

He said that the drug dealers have also been asked to keep a record of the  corona report, an indoor card having mentioned name of the drug and record of the ID card or Aadhaar card for inspection purposes.

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