Union Health Ministry has recently revoked the ban on a painkiller drug name....?
there was presumption that the drug analgin has a known side-effect agranulocytosis which suppresses white blood cell production, bringing down immunity and can be potentially fatal.
However, the matter of suspension was then taken up by the Drug Technical Advisory Board (DTAB). The advisory board concluded that the duration of Analgin treatment was left only for few days and therefore, the use of the drug can be continued according to the prescribed indications.
Analgin is banned in most parts of the world including in the US, Australia, Japan, Canada, Sweden and France. It was also barred in a few developing countries such as Nigeria and Nepal.
India had decided to suspend sale and distribution of the drug in June last year after it received representation from various forums, mainly criticism from Parliamentary Standing Committee,