Ban on selling steroids containing skin creams without prescription: Delhi High Court

Banned on selling steroids containing skin creams without prescription: Delhi High Court

Delhi High Court on Wednesday stated a notice to the central government on the selling of steroids containing skin creams. The notice says that there should be a ban on the medications which contain a “cocktail of harmful steroids” which is being sold without a valid prescription of the doctor. The PIL seeking direction has to ensure the DHC about this as reported by Doordarshan.

The court said asked the Health and Family Welfare Ministry and the Central Drug Standards and Control Organization (CDSCO) to file their response on the plea by January 23, the next date of hearing because it is a ‘serious’ health issue. The petition of Delhi High Court is dealing with the misuse of topical corticosteroids. This is a class of drugs which are used for treating a variety of skin problems and diseases. The petition was filed by the Indian Association of Dermatologists, Venereologists and Leprologists (IADVL), which is a leading official body of dermatologists and skin specialists as reported by DNA.

“The unchecked and unregulated manufacture and sale of irrational, unscientific, and hazardous corticosteroids, either in the form of a single molecule or in combination with other antifungals or antibacterials has caused serious adverse effects on the health of millions of Indians,” the plea stated, in the report by Daily News and Analysis.

They asked for banning the manufacturing and even selling of skin creams containing steroids that are basically helpful for treating some poor skin conditions like pigmentation, itching, fairness and inflammation. But, it is not right and ethical to sell them without any authentic prescription of doctors As reported by Doordarshan.

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