HC upholds order against 34 pharmaceuticals

DHAKA, Feb 13, 2017 (BSS)- The High Court today upheld its earlier order barring 20 pharmaceuticals from complete production and 14 others from producing antibiotics.

"The High Court Division bench comprising Justice Syed Muhammad Dastagir Husain and Justice Md Ataur Rahman Khan passed the order, declaring the rule it had issued earlier in this regard, absolute in part," said advocate Manzlil Murshid, who filed the petition on behalf of Human Rights and Peace for Bangladesh (HRPB), told the newsmen.

The court also asked the government to form a five-member committee to ensure that the order is implemented and asked it to submit report before the court after every three months.

Earlier on June 7, 2016, the High Court had asked the government to stop the production of medicines by 20 pharmaceutical companies by seven days as they failed to produce quality drugs.

These 20 pharmaceutical companies are Axim, Avert, Bikolpo, Dolphin, Drugland, Globe, Jalpa, Kafma, Medico, National drug, North Bangle, Remo chemicals, Rid Pharma, Skylab, Spark, Star, Sunipun, Today, Tropical and Universal.

The High Court had also asked to stop production of antibiotics by 14 other pharmaceuticals. The companies are- Ad-Din, Belsen, Bristle, Cristal, Indo-Bangla, Millat, MST, Orbit, Rasa, Save, Alkad Laboratories, Farmik Laboratories, Phoenix Chemical and Bengal Drugs.

Source: Bangladesh Sangbad Sangstha (BSS)