Government bans sale and manufacture of pain killer Dextropropoxyphene
As per notification vide GSR No.332 (E) Dated 23 May 2013 Government had suspended the manufacture, sale and distribution of Dextropropoxyphene and formulations containing Dextropropoxyphene for human use.
Its sale already banned in the US, UK and other countries earlier.
Product permissions granted to the manufacturers and its loan licensees to manufacture this drug and its formulations also stand suspended.
The drug must be withdrawn from the market immediately as per notification of Government of India.