Indian Dug Maker Ranbaxy Banned In USA By FDA

September 17, 2008

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has announced that they have banned drugs made by Indian drug maker Ranbaxy Laboratories Ltd. from getting into the USA...Washington (ChattahBox) – The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has announced that they have banned drugs made by Indian drug maker Ranbaxy Laboratories Ltd. from getting into the USA.

The FDA announced Tuesday they have banned 30 generic drugs from the company, due to the fact that the FDA is concerned with the quality of the drugs.

The quality issues are linked to two manufacturing plants, one in Dewas, and the other in Paonta Sahib, India.

Ranbaxy Laboratories Ltd. is one of the largest generic drug manufacturers in the world.

The drugs impacted include the cholesterol drug simvastatin, the HIV drug lamivudine, and others.  The FDA will use other suppliers tot make sure there is no shortage.

To this point, there have been no reports of the drugs causing harm to anyone in the U.S.


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