1. Home >
  2. Export Import News >
  3. Export News >
  4. Govt bans Hydroxychloriquine exports; warns chemists from selling without prescription >
  5. Govt bans Hydroxychloriquine exports; warns chemists from selling without prescription

Online Export Import Data Search

Recent Searches: No Recent Searches
Complete Training Video : Click Here

Govt bans Hydroxychloriquine exports; warns chemists from selling without prescription.

Date: 25-03-2020
Subject: Govt bans Hydroxychloriquine exports; warns chemists from selling without prescription
The government has banned exports of Hydroxychloriquine and formulations made from Hydroxychloriquine. It also warned chemists and druggists not to sell the drug without doctor's prescription.

It said, "The export of Hydroxychloriquine and formulations made from H Hydroxychloriquine falling under ITCHS code, is prohibited, with immediate effect. Exports shall, however, be only allowed in conditions."

"You are adivsed to kindly direct your members not to sell the Hydroxychloriquine(HCQs), Chloroquine, Lopinavir/Ritonavir and related products to anyone without the prescription of a 'Registered Medical Practitioner' having MD General Medicine Degree or Pulmonologist," the government wrote to All India Organisation of Chemists & Druggists (AIOCD).

Capital, debt services providing entities to remain operational during nationwide lockdown
"All the Chemists and Druggists are hereby advised to strictly adhere to the above instructions as per the provisions of Drugs & Cosmetic Act, 1940 and Rules made thereunder," the government added.

Any deviation in this regard by any of the Chemists/Druggists will be viewed seriously and stringent action as per Drugs & Cosmetics Act.

 People have are scrambling to stock up on antimalarial drug hydroxychloriquine after ICMR recommended the use of the drug as one of the preventive measure in high-risk population.

The high risk population who would be eligible for getting the drug include asymptomatic healthcare workers involved in the care of suspected or confirmed COVID-19 cases and asymptomatic household contacts of laboratory confirmed cases.
Moneycontrol learned that the announcement has led to shortages of Hydroxychloriquine in several cities.

Several medical experts have expressed concern over ICMR announcement, as it would lead people to self-medicate without fully understanding the side-effects it causes. It's not uncommon in India to get prescription drugs over-the-counter as people self medicate, to cut doctor consultation fee.

One chemist in Mumbai told Moneycontrol that even before ICMR recommendation, people have started asking for Hydroxy chloriquine and Erythromycin, taking a cue from US President Donald Trump announcement that the combination of these two drugs could be a game changer in dealing with rising number of COVID-19 cases.

Source:- moneycontrol.com

Get Sample Now

Which service(s) are you interested in?
 Export Data
 Import Data
 Exim Help

What is New?

Date: 01-04-2020
Notification No.37/2020 - Customs (N.T.)
Exchange Rates Notification No.37/2020-Custom (NT) dated 01.04.2020 - reg.

Date: 01-04-2020
A. P. (DIR Series) Circular No. 27
Export of Goods and Services- Realisation and Repatriation of Export Proceeds-Relaxation

Date: 01-04-2020
A.P. (DIR Series) Circular No.26
Exim Bank's Government of India supported Line of Credit (LoC) of USD 161.36 million to the Government of the Republic of Burundi

Date: 31-03-2020
Notification No. 36/2020-CUSTOMS (N.T.)
Tariff Notification in respect of Fixation of Tariff Value of Edible Oils, Brass Scrap, Poppy Seed, Areca nut, Gold & Silver - reg.

Date: 31-03-2020
Notification No. 58/2015-2020
Amendment in import policy of Iron & Steel and incorporation of policy condition in Chapter 72, 73 and 86 of ITC (HS), 2017, Schedule – I (Import Policy).

Date: 31-03-2020
Notification No. 57/2015-2020-DGFT
Extension of Foreign Trade Policy 2015-2020 till 31.03.2021

Date: 31-03-2020
Notification No. 56/2015-2020
Export of Red Sanders wood by Government of Andhra Pradesh and Directorate of Revenue Intelligence - Extension of time regarding.

Date: 30-03-2020
Notification No. 55/2015-2020
Amendment in Export Policy of Animal By-Products.

Date: 30-03-2020
A.P. (DIR Series) Circular No. 25
‘Fully Accessible Route’ for Investment by Non-residents in Government Securities

Date: 30-03-2020
A.P. (DIR Series) Circular No. 24
Investment by Foreign Portfolio Investors (FPI): Investment limits

Exim Guru Copyright © 1999-2020 Exim Guru. All Rights Reserved.
The information presented on the site is believed to be accurate. However, InfodriveIndia takes no legal responsibilities for the validity of the information.
Please read our Terms of Use and Privacy Policy before you use this Export Import Data Directory.


C/o InfodriveIndia Pvt Ltd
F-19, Pocket F, Okhla Phase-I
Okhla Industrial Area
New Delhi - 110020, India
Phone : 011 - 40703001