Two India-based drug companies go ban-free in Canada

Two India based drug companies go ban free in Canada pardesi news 1459247709

Health Canada has lifted the 11-month old ban imposed on import of pharmaceuticals from two India-based firms.

An 11-month old ban has been lifted from the import of pharmaceuticals from two Indian-based firms. A re-inspection had found satisfactory progress of the products.

The re-inspection, that took place in June last year, gave a green signal to the Canadian pharmaceutical giant Apotex to import from two Bengaluru-based facilities products, under strict conditions.

Last year in September Apotex had stopped importing dozens of drugs and pharmaceutical ingredients from the two plants in Bengaluru. The inspectors from the US found that the staff had manipulated data and were re-testing drug samples till the time they got favourable results, which led to the ban.
“Health Canada concluded that the corrective work implemented has progressed to a point where products from these facilities may now be imported on the Canadian market under specified conditions”, the Canadian drug regulator announced.

A government statement said, “Health Canada will not hesitate to take immediate action at any time should risk to the health and safety of Canadians be identified.”

Apotex has its headquarters in Onatrio and is Canada’s largest drug company. Apotex says that it has always taken Indian-made products which were safe and effective. It has also described the ban as illegal.

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