India’s health ministry bans pioglitazone, metamizole, and flupentixol-melitracen

  title={India’s health ministry bans pioglitazone, metamizole, and flupentixol-melitracen},
  author={Soumyadeep Bhaumik},
  journal={BMJ : British Medical Journal},
  • S. Bhaumik
  • Published 2013
  • Medicine
  • BMJ : British Medical Journal
India’s ministry of health and family welfare has banned the popular diabetes drug pioglitazone, the painkiller metamizole, and the psychiatric combination flupentixol with melitracen with immediate effect, because it said that their use was “likely to involve risk to human beings.” The move is a response to a report from a parliamentary standing committee in April that criticised the ministry for failing to withdraw several drugs … 
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