MoHFW bans the import of Chenodeoxycholic acid and Ursodeoxycholic acid in India

Mar 20, 2020 | by Avantis RegTech Legal Research Team

Industry Specific Compliance

The Ministry of Health and Family Welfare (MoHFW) on March 16, 2020, bans the import of certain drugs in India under the powers conferred under the Drugs and Cosmetics Act, 1940. The use of the drugs Chenodeoxycholic acid and Ursodeoxycholic acid, extracted and prepared from porcine sources, are likely to involve certain risk to human beings and animals. Thus, it is found necessary and expedient to prohibit the import of the said drugs in the public interest.

MoHFW amends the Notification No. G.S.R. 577(E), dated July 23, 1983, by inserting the following entry:-

• Chenodeoxycholic acid extracted and prepared from porcine sources.

• Ursodeoxycholic acid extracted and prepared from porcine sources.

[Notification No. G.S.R. 180 (E)]




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