Hydroxychloroquine now a schedule H1 drug
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According to a gazette notification issued by the Union Health Ministry, the sale of the drug from now on should be in accordance with the conditions for the sale of drugs specified in Schedule H1 to the Drugs and Cosmetics Rules, 1945.

Hydroxychloroquine is now a schedule H1 drug and can be sold on prescription only.

“The Central Government is satisfied that the drug ‘Hydroxychloroquine’ is essential to meet the requirements of emergency arising due to pandemic COVID-19 and in the public interest, it is necessary and expedient to regulate and restrict the sale and distribution of the drug ‘Hydroxychloroquine’ and preparation based thereon for preventing their misuse,” reads the notification.

“Now, therefore, in exercise of the powers conferred by Section 26B of the Drugs and Cosmetics Act, 1940 (23 of 1940), the Central Government hereby directs that sale by retail of any preparation containing the drug Hydroxychloroquine shall be in accordance with the conditions for the sale of drugs specified in Schedule H1 to the Drugs and Cosmetics Rules, 1945,” stated the gazette notification.

This order shall come into force on the date of its publication in the Official Gazette, the notification added.

Note: Official gazette notification issued by the Union Health Ministry is attached as pdf.

Source: https://www.mohfw.gov.in/
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