Popular antacid Mucaine Gel, manufactured by Pfizer's subsidiary Wyeth Laboratories, was also found laced with the heavy metals as well as cadmium. A recent health ministry study has found dangerous amounts of toxins - lead, antimony, Di-(2-ethylhexyl) phthalate (known as DEHP) and chromium - in cough syrup brands such as Benadryl and Alex. It found these four heavy metals leached into the cough syrups packaged in plastic or PET (polyethylene terephthalate) bottles. The study ... Rediff.com, 4 weeks ago
: The Centres recent decision to ban 344 fixed dose combination (FDC) drugs was a legislative action, for which it did not need to seek the advice of the Drugs Technical Advisory Board or any other expert committee, the Union government argued in the Delhi ...The Hindu, 2 months ago
After recognising its adverse health effects, the govt has now dismissed its own lab reports to conclude that the evidence against plastic is insufficient, says Nitin Sethi. Image: FSSAI in its affidavit in August 2015 had favoured a ban on plastic. Photograph: Reuters The Union government has scripted a U-turn in a year. Until March 2015, several regulatory authorities held the common stand that PET bottles and plastic multi-layered packaging was injurious for human health, ...Rediff.com, 3 weeks ago
The Union health ministry on Tuesday announced introduction of injectable contraceptives in the family planning programme, overcoming objections by activists, who had also approached court against these contraceptives. "As a part of our continued efforts to ...Deccan Herald, 2 months ago
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