United States Virginia change
Sri Lanka Breaking News
Sri Lanka parliament
vivalankaSri Lanka newsSri Lanka businessSri Lanka sportsSri Lanka technologySri Lanka travelSri Lanka videosSri Lanka eventssinhala newstamil newsSri Lanka business directory
vivalanka advertising
Menu
Stay Connected
facebooktwittermobile
Popular Searches
T20 World Cup
Sponsored Links
Sri Lanka Explorer

Banned Medicines Being Used

Sep 21, 2011 5:15:49 AM - thesundayleader.lk

Several medicines banned by the Health Ministry are still being used due to the delay in circulating the relevant circulars.

DNA parliamentary group leader Anura Kumara Dissanayake has told parliament that the Health Ministry’s decision to ban over 31 varieties of medicines and medical equipment has been futile since they are being prescribed to sick persons.

Dissanayake has said the circulars have been delayed.

According to the parliamentarian, some of the antibiotics including the commonly used Amoxicillin have been banned after having been found discolored.

Some of the other medicines and equipment that have been banned as pointed out by Dissanayake are OxyContin, a drug given to delivering mothers, some of the antidotes used for snake bite since they were found to be ineffective and syringes after they had contained black spots.