Bitter pill for Ranbaxy: SC notice on quality concerns

PIL also seeks action against drug regulator for letting a FDA-censured firm continue operations

pankaj

Pankaj Kumar | March 14, 2014



Ranbaxy faced another setback on Friday as the supreme court issued notice to the leading drugmaker as well as the central government following a PIL that seeks cancellation of the firm’s licence and a CBI probe into the allegedly sub-standard quality of its medicines.

"The matter requires consideration and we will examine it but we cannot grant any interim stay," a bench headed by chief justice P Sathasivam said.

The PIL was filed by advocate ML Sharma, pointing out that Ranbaxy was fined $500 million by the US Food and Drug Administration (USFDA) for making and selling adulterated drugs last year. The PIL demanded court to stop production from the manufacturing units in Paonta Sahib in Himachal Pradesh and Dewas in Madhya Pradesh.

Read more about Ranbaxy’s travails:

Dirty medicine: Ranbaxy's FDA travails



Sharma sought action against the drug regulator, Central Drug Standards Control Organisation (CDSCO), for granting permission to Ranbaxy to sell drugs in India though the firm has faced a series of strictures from the US FDA.

Read interview with drug controller GN Singh:

"Ranbaxy has been asked to comply with regulations"

Comments

 

Other News

Rise of Nirmala Sitharaman, plight of Baiga women and more from the week gone by

Today, Nirmala Sitharaman, India’s first woman full-time defence minister, may appear a picture of poise and confidence. But 11 years ago, she wasn’t even sure if she should join the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), which has allowed her political career – and, of course, her abilities &ndas

Modi’s gift to Varanasi: Projects worth Rs 1,000 crore

On his first visit to Varanasi after the Uttar Pradesh polls, PM Modi announced and laid foundation stones of various projects on Friday and Saturday. Addressing a public meeting in Varanasi on Saturday, PM Modi took took a jibe at the opposition saying that the BJP’s programmes are no

Indian Aviation Academy unveiled

Union minister for civil aviation, P Ashok Gajapathi Raju unveiled a new campus of the Indian Aviation Academy (IAA) spread over 5.33 acres. Civil aviation, secretary, R N Choubey said India is poised to attain its coveted place on global aviation arena as one among top three largest aviatio

BHEL surpasses 12th plan capacity addition target

Attributing enhanced focus on project execution as the reason behind Bharat Heavy Electricals Limited’s (BHEL) growth, the enterprise’s CMD Atul Sobti said BHEL achieved a capacity addition of 45,274 MW during the 12th five year plan period (2012-17) and surpassed the target of 41,661 MW by 9 p

No right to plan their families

Bhadiya from Bhanpur Kheda village does not know her age. She has five children – the eldest one is 12-year-old while the youngest is an infant. Considering she got married in her teens – like most women in her village – Bhadiya must be in her 30s. After giving birth to five children she

SAIL to leverage domestic growth potential

Steel authority of India (SAIL) chairman PK Singh expressed confidence on improving the performance of the Maharatna PSU in the current fiscal because of a host of initiatives in almost every area of operations. During 45th annual general meeting of the company, Singh said the world steel as



Video

Falahari Maharaj arrested on rape charges

Current Issue

Opinion

Facebook    Twitter    Google Plus    Linkedin    Subscribe Newsletter

Twitter