India is a major Hub of Banned drugs. A large number of banned drugs are available which are not used in foreign countries. The production of banned drug is increasing day by day. Only a few drugs are lifesaving and essential, rest of the drugs are substitutes of each other. Every drug has some side effects but Banned drugs have more side effects. Doctors should immediately stop prescribing banned drugs. Banned drugs are still available in developing countries like India due to lack of physician awareness, law enforcement and the laxity of drug control authorities. The most common drugs which are banned in foreign countries like nimesulide, furazolidone, phenyl-propanolamine and other over the counter preparation due to their side effect on kidney, liver and nerve are freely available in Indian market. Most of analgesic, anti-diarrheal and cough preparations which are banned in other countries are blindly used in India as over the counter drugs. This Review will throw light on the current scenario and process of banned drugs in India.
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Kriti Sethi, Nayyar Parvez. Banned Drugs - Indian Scenerio. Res. J. Pharma. Dosage Forms and Tech.2019; 10(2): 95-104. doi: 10.5958/0975-4377.2019.00015.6