Food And Drugs Administration

  • Maharashtra chemists on three-day strike from Today December 16, 2013

    Mumbai: Chemists in Maharashtra are observing a three-day shut down from Monday against the "draconian" interpretation of the Drug & Cosmetics Act, 1940 by the Maharashtra Food & Drug Administration (FDA). Chemists' associations will protest the FDA's crackdown on chemists operating without qualified pharmacists. There are around 55,000 chemists in Maharashtra...
  • US FDA bans imports from Ranbaxy's Mohali plant September 16, 2013

    Mumbai: The US Food and Drug Administration has issued an import alert against drugs manufactured at Ranbaxy's Mohali plant in Punjab over quality concerns. This means Ranbaxy will not be able to ship drugs manufactured at the plant to the US until the ban is lifted. This is the third...
  • US to hike fees for generic drugmakers; Indian firms to be hit August 11, 2013

    Washington: Many Indian drugmakers will soon have to bear higher costs for sale of products in American markets, as the US health regulator FDA is hiking the fees for generic drugmakers by up to 48 per cent from October. India is the second largest drug exporter to the US, according...
  • US: Ranbaxy shares down on $ 500 mn fine May 14, 2013

    Mumbai: Ranbaxy Laboratories Ltd shares were down over 1 per cent in early trade on Tuesday after the generic drugmaker pleaded guilty to US felony charges related to drug safety and will pay $500 million in civil and criminal fines. The settlement is its largest-ever with a generic drugmaker over drug...
  • Artificially ripened Alphonso mangoes destroyed by FDA March 23, 2013

    Nashik: Artificially ripened Alphonso mangoes worth Rs 1.25 lakh were destroyed by the Food and Drugs Administration (FDA) at a local fruit market here, official sources said on Saturday. Around 1,400 kilos of Alphonso mangoes worth Rs 1.25 lakh were seized from a shop at Sharadchandra fruit market here on...
  • India is second largest drug exporter to US: FDA January 9, 2013

    Washington: The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) runs two offices in India to monitor the quality of foods and drugs made in India, the second largest drug exporter and the seventh largest food exporter to the US. Nearly one quarter of the spices, oils and food colourings used in the...
  • US: FDA okays new drug that fights drug-resistant TB January 5, 2013

    Mumbai: It's a breakthrough. A new line of treatment for multi-drug resistant (MDR) tuberculosis has been approved by the US Food and Drug Administration for the first time in 40 years. Tested on 440 patients in the US in two phase-II clinical trials, the drug Sirturo could prove to be...
  • US: NRI's energy drink under scrutiny for 13 deaths November 16, 2012

    New York: A popular energy drink, produced by a company founded by an Indian-American billionaire, has come under the scanner in the US after reports of 13 deaths possibly linked to the energy shots. However, Lucknow-born CEO of '5-Hour Energy', Manoj Bhargava dismissed the allegations against his firm as "false"...
  • Complaint against Govinda over misleading ads August 23, 2012

    Mumbai: Last month, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) had filed 67 complaints at police stations across the state under various sections of the Drugs and Magic Remedies (Objectionable advertisements) Act, 1955. These include complaints against advertisements of products such as 'Sandhi Sudha plus', 'Step up herbal oil' and 'Power...
  • US: FDA approves first home-test kit for HIV July 7, 2012

    Washington: The Food and Drug Administration has approved the first over-the-counter HIV test, allowing Americans to test themselves for the virus that causes AIDS in the privacy of their homes. The OraQuick test detects the presence of HIV in saliva collected using a mouth swab. The test is designed to return...
  • 'Gutka contains carcinogen magnesium carbonate' April 20, 2012

    Mumbai: Gutka packets on average contain seven per cent magnesium carbonate, which is a chemical used in fire extinguishers, according to The Food And Drug Administration. The news is alarming as 206 million Indians use some form of smokeless tobacco. The World Health Organisation estimates that 26 per cent of adults...
  • Diabetes drug may be bad for heart: Report September 24, 2010

    An internal report by the US Food and Drug Administration has said that common diabetes drug Rosiglitazone comes with a risk of heart attacks. Sold by GSK under the name Avandia, the drug reportedly causes fluid retention. A US Senate report has alleged that drugmaker GlaxoSmithKline knew of the risks....
  • Your painkiller is killing you more than your pain July 11, 2009

    Your painkiller is killing you more than your pain. Commonly used pill Paracetamol also harms you liver. CNN-IBN’s Nikita Mishra brings you details of the latest warning from the US Food and Drug Administration. ...
  • South Korea bans Chinese melamine-tainted cookies September 26, 2008

    Seoul (South Korea): South Korea has banned imports of Chinese-made food products containing powdered milk following the discovery of biscuits tainted with melamine, the latest country hit by a widening food scare over the industrial chemical. Seoul's main food watchdog Korea Food and Drug Administration (KFDA) said it slapped the import...
  • Cough syrups may prove deadly for kids January 18, 2008

    New Delhi: The Food and Drug Administration has issued a public advisory warning parents and caregivers against giving children under the age of two over-the-counter cold medicine and cough syrup because of the possibility of "serious and potentially life-threatening" side effects. The advisory cited decongestants, expectorants, antihistamines and antitussives, or...
  • Pain in the back? Replace that backbone January 8, 2008

    New Delhi: It is a spine surgery with a difference. It is a part of India's first artificial spinal disc replacement using a new implant called Prodisc C — short for cervical — approved by the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) just last month. Experts say this replacement surgery...
  • Bitter sweet: Spurious milk seized in Mumbai November 2, 2007

    Mumbai: A 1,000 litres of adulterated milk was seized in Mumbai and three were arrested in connection with the case on Friday. Police say dirty water was mixed in the milk to meet the increased demand during the festival season. Food and Drug Administration officials seized the milk in raids at...
  • China executes top officer for taking bribe to clear unsafe drugs July 10, 2007

    New Delhi: China has executed its former drug and food safety chief Cheng Xiao-yu. He is the highest ranking Chinese official to be executed in the last seven years. Cheng was convicted of taking $850,000 in bribe to clear unsafe drugs, which resulted in the death of at least...
  • How milk becomes tasteless June 20, 2007

    Mumbai: If your morning cup of tea tastes a bit different, it has reason to be. A late night raid by the Maharashtra Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has blown the lid on a milk adulteration racket. The FDA has found huge quantity of milk packets being offloaded on the western...