Zydus, Dr Reddy, Cipla among 66 drug firms that fail government’s drug test
Major drug firms like Alembic Pharma, Cipla, Pfizer, Dr Reddy’s Laboratories, Zydus Healthcare are among 66 drug firms that have failed the test for Not of Standard Quality (NSQ) drugs, said a report issued by the government.
These companies have been included in a list in which at least five drugs manufactured by the company have failed the government’s test.
The report suggests that Pfizer has failed the test for 25 samples, Alembic and Dr Reddy’s Laboratories have 9 NSQ quality drugs. Seven drugs of Cipla, and six samples of Zydus Healthcare have failed the government’s test.
The survey reported that 3.16% of the drug samples taken from retail outlets were substandard. According to this survey, the estimated percentage of NSQ drugs from government sources was 10.02% and the percentage of spurious drugs was 0.05%. Globally, the acceptable rate is around 2%.