After the Corona epidemic, the sale and consumption of many types of medicines in the country has increased significantly. But there are many medicines in these, which people are taking without the advice of doctors and these medicines cancer Like a dangerous disease can do. In view of this danger, the central government has taken the popular antacid salt due to the concern of cancer. ranitidine has been removed from the list of essential medicines. Ranitidine is popularly sold under the brand names Aciloc, Zinetac, and Rantac, and this medicine is commonly taken for a problem related to stomach pain. The Center has removed a total of 26 medicines from this list.
The Health Ministry on Tuesday released the new National List of Essential Medicines (NLEM), which includes 384 medicines. Meanwhile, 26 drugs removed from the list will cease to exist in the country. Ranitidine is under worldwide scrutiny for cancer-related concerns and the health ministry has also held discussions with the Drug Controller General of India and the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) to take the drug out of essential stock. These drugs can be injurious to health.
from ranitidine risk of getting cancer
The drug has been under investigation since 2019 when the US-based Food and Drug Administration found potentially cancer-causing acids in the drug. Drug regulators found the cancer-causing impurity ennitrosodimethylamine (NDMA) in samples of drugs containing ranitidine. Due to which there is a possibility of spreading cancer. Apart from Ranitidine, other medicines which have been removed from the list are likely to cause many serious diseases. There are also many medicines among them which are sold a lot.
Meanwhile, with the new essentials list, the prices of several high-demand drugs in India are likely to come down, including drugs such as insulin glargine, a drug used to treat diabetes. A total of 26 medicines have been removed from the list of essential medicines by the central government. After which all these medicines will not be valid.
These 26 drugs were removed
3. Bleaching Powder
7. Diloxanide Furoate
10. Ethinyl Estradiol
11. Ethinyl Estradiol (A) Norethisterone (B)
14. Lamivudine (A) + Nevirapine (B) + Stavudine (C)
18. Pegylated Interferon Alpha 2A, Pegylated Interferon Alpha 2B
20. Prilocaine (A) + Lignocaine (B)
24. Stavudine (A) + Lamivudine (B)
26. White Petrolatum
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