Amid surge of coronavirus instances in Odisha, the state authorities has allowed the sale of Favipiravir pill and Remdesivir injectable formulation in shops for the treatment of coronavirus sufferers on Saturday. Directorate of Drugs Control, Odisha in accordance with the path of the Drugs Controlled General of India (DCGI), issued an order permitting the market sale of the medicines beneath the prescription of medical specialists solely, an official stated.
It stated the medicine might be available to the affected person or sufferers consultant following furnishing residence proof.
“Informed consent of the patient or his/her representative in the prescribed form is mandatory before initiating the treatment,” the order stated
The order additionally stated that the drug might be made available to the affected person/ his consultant solely by in-house retail chemists connected to hospitals/nursing houses having legitimate drug licences.
Where there isn’t a in-house retail chemist store in the hospital/ nursing house, the native Drugs Inspector will determine a number of retail chemist store by whom the medicine might be made available, it stated.
The retail chemist store will mandatorily retain a photocopy of the prescription, photocopy of written consent of the affected person or his/her consultant, residential proof of the purchaser and his/her contact particulars earlier than provide of the medicines as file for verification in addition to fulfilment of different circumstances beneath the Drugs and Cosmetics Rules.
Remdesivir formulations are required to be provided for use solely to the hospitals/establishments to make sure correct use of the drug beneath the Restricted Emergency Use. In no case Remdesivir formulation is to be offered to any affected person/his consultant instantly, it stated.
The retail chemist shall furnish particulars of buy/ promote of the above medicine to the respective vary Drugs Inspector on a weekly foundation, the order stated, including that in case there isn’t a in-house chemist store connected to any hospital/ nursing house, the drug inspector is to determine a number of standalone stockist and retail chemist to facilitate provide of the medicine.
(With PTI Inputs)