Amid Coronavirus outbreak, India mulls export ban on 12 essential drugs

An eight-member expert committee constituted by the government to assess availability of medicines in the country has suggested imposing export restrictions on 12 drugs including antibiotics like chloramphenicol, neomycin, metronidazole, azythromicin, clindamycin; vitamin B1, B2 and B6; as well as hormones like progesterone used during pregnancy and in menstrual related problems.
Source: The Economic Times Healthcare and Biotech News - Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

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