To ensure the safety and efficacy of the public health, Central Drugs Standard Control Organization (CDSCO) under Ministry of Health & family Welfare, Govt. of India issued alert notice in their public domain regarding harmfulness of a particular medicine which was failed in test/ analysis in Govt. Laboratory (NABL Accredited Laboratory).
In the same way it is to mention that the drug/ medicine which comes under the category of “Not of Standard Quality” (NSQ), Adulterated or Spurious after test/ analysis a circular issued across the country to stop sale/ distribution in the market and further use of that type of medicine/ drug may cause of ill health or damage the body or it may cause of death also.
The Drugs Controller General (India) has shared the information for awareness of the common public for restriction of use of the Ethanol Hand Sanitizer (Instawash Hand Sanitizer), Batch No. 247H.
Product Name: Ethanol Hand Sanitizer (Instawash Hand Sanitizer)
Batch No. 247H
Manufactured by: Haustua Biotech Pvt. Ltd., 44-45, Ind. Area, Tahliwal, Distt. Una, Himachal Pradesh
The above mentioned drug/ medicine/ product is declared “Not of Standard Quality” by the Govt. Analyst, Regional Drugs Testing Laboratory, Chandigarh
The Product Ethanol Hand Sanitizer (Instawash Hand Sanitizer) is failed in the test for *Assay, as a result, it is to state that, use of the drug/ medicine/ product is harmful to health and skin, it may cause of serious ill health.
The Product Ethanol Hand Sanitizer (Instawash Hand Sanitizer) was drawn by the Drugs Inspector/ Government of India representative of Drug Control Department, Himachal Pradesh and forwarded to Regional Drugs Testing Laboratory, Chandigarh for Test and Analysis.
Why should not to be taken the drug/ medicine/ product?
The Product Ethanol Hand Sanitizer (Instawash Hand Sanitizer) after test/ analysis, the Govt. Analyst declared the drug is failed to comply with the condition specified under Drugs & Cosmetics Act, 1940. The Govt. Analyst also remarked the sample does not conform to IP with respect to test for Assay.
*Assay test: An assay is an investigation procedure in laboratory medicine, pharmacology, environmental biology and molecular biology for qualitatively assessing or quantitatively measuring the presence, amount or functional activity of target entity.