New Delhi: The Union Health Department has said that the production of the drug at Marion Biotech, which operates in Noida, has been stopped as adulteration has been confirmed.
Marion Biotech manufactures various medicines including cough medicine Dok-1 Max. The government of Uzbekistan recently alleged that 18 children in their country died after taking Dok-1 Max. Also, the government of that country has filed a case against Marion Biotech.
Following this, officials of the Central Drug Quality Control Organization visited the company in Noida and sent the Dok-1 Max drug being manufactured there for testing the day before yesterday (Wednesday). Its results were available yesterday. In this, the drug was found to be adulterated. Subsequently, the production of all medicines including Dok-1 Max was ordered to be stopped.
Union Health Minister Mansukh Mandaviya, who announced this in his Twitter post today, said that the production at Marion Biotech Company has been stopped since last night. He said that the investigation is ongoing.
However, Marion Biotech has stated that there is no wrongdoing on their side as far as drug production is concerned. Commenting on this, the company’s lawyer Hasan Haris said, “We have tested the medicine we have prepared. “There is no mistake on our side,” he said.