8 Drugs Indian Take That Are Banned In Other Countries – Medications Banned in USA
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has a reputation as one of the strictest regulators in the world.According to the FDA, FDA approve drugs by evaluating their safety and efficacy in respective indications. A “drug is removed from the market when its risks outweigh its benefits. A drug is usually taken off the market because of safety issues with the drug that cannot be corrected. In fact, the FDA is considerably more lax in its oversight than drug regulators in Europe and other parts of the world, according to a 2012 study at the Temple University School of Pharmacy. The FDA has approved a number of drugs that are banned in other countries because of evidence they are ineffective and/or risky. Here is a list of some significant drugs/ointments/medications banned in USA and other countries but yet available in India.
Vicks (Used for Cough and Cold)
Vicks VapoRub is a widely used balm or cream to get relief from symptoms like common cold, cough, and congestion. Vicks VapoRub was banned in North America and many European countries as it is declared not good for health it can create Asthma, TB etc. It is declared as Toxic by WHO. Except vicks, other medicines like D’cold and vicks action-500 also banned outside India.
Vicks Action 500 Extra is a fixed dose combination of paracetamol, phenylephrine and caffeine, which was banned by the Ministry of Health in a notice issued over the weekend
Reason of Ban: According to reports, an ingredient found in Vicks has serious and dangerous side effects. Vicks action 500 was one of 344 fixed dose combination banned by Ministry of Health, including several antibiotics and analgesics.