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Government notifies Schedule H1 drugs - 46 drugs under restricted category

  • Author: Technical Expert
  • Create Time: 30/09/2013 12:33:40
  • Last Update Time: 30/09/2013 12:33:40
With the Union Health and Family Welfare Ministry notifying amendments to the Drugs and Cosmetics Act 1940, antibiotics and anti-Tuberculosis drugs will not be sold over the counter from March 1, 2014.

The government had included a new provision, Schedule H1 to the Drugs and Cosmetics Act to check the indiscriminate use of antibiotics, anti-TB and some other drugs in the country. As many as 46 drugs have been placed under this restricted category which mainly comprises third and fourth generation antibiotics, anti-TB and some other drugs.

The packaging of these drugs will have mandatory warning printed on them in a box with a red border on the label and will be sold by chemists on production of a prescription. The chemist will retain a copy of the prescription and maintain a separate register for these 46 drugs where the name of the patient and the details of the doctor who prescribed the drugs will be noted. This register will have to be kept for three years before being destroyed.

The Central Drugs Standard Control Organisation (CDSCO) has the responsibility to enforce the order. Violation of this provision can result in prosecution. State Drug Inspectors can conduct surprise inspections at the pharmacies and chemist shops to check the registers and sale of these 46 drugs under Schedule H1.

Restricted sale of antibiotics was one of the main recommendations of the Chennai Declaration to check drug resistance which is emerging as a serious health issue in the country. Resistance to antibiotics and an increase in drug resistant TB cases are cited as a result of improper prescription and consumption of antibiotics which are easily available.

The Chennai Declaration, adopted last year, recommends urgent measure to formulate an effective national policy to control the rising trend of antimicrobial resistance, including a ban on over-the-counter sale of antibiotics, and changes in the medical education curriculum to include training on antibiotic usage and infection control.

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laxman   19/07/2014 19:33:35  
[Helpful]    plez sir send h1 1 drug  list my  emai  id
nimish   16/07/2014 14:31:06  
[Helpful]    please send me the list of sehedule H, H1, P, V , & P1drugs.& obliged
manish   06/07/2014 11:31:41  
[Helpful]   it is very help ful and pls send schedule H-1 on my e-mail id ......
kumarvarun165@gmail.com
Pravin Pawar   04/07/2014 18:48:46  
[Helpful]   Please send Shedule h1 drug list ot my email id : pawarpraveen27@gmail.com
seema auti   26/06/2014 22:43:31  
[Helpful]  
moidheen   23/06/2014 14:43:45  
[Helpful]    i am retail pharmacist i want know h1 drugs.
new iqbal enterprises bijbehara   20/06/2014 12:31:20  
[Helpful]    i am semi whole saller in human medicine
DINESH D DAVE   11/06/2014 12:50:46  
[Helpful]   I am pharmacist I want know about list of schedul H1 drug and also know about latest update 
NAINSINGH   25/05/2014 21:03:40  
[Helpful]   H1 DRUG 
MISHTY   04/05/2014 11:02:39  
[Helpful]    pls send me all the updates regarding our profession nd also schedule h1 drug list....
MISHTY   04/05/2014 11:00:29  
[Helpful]    I am also a pharmacist in a hospita, this information is very helpful to me..thnx for such a wonderful information.
kapil khatri   03/05/2014 12:57:25  
[Helpful]  
ajay thakur   29/04/2014 12:56:38  
[Helpful]   good  
ASHOK KUMAR VARSHNEY   28/04/2014 15:39:58  
[Not Helpful]    pl.send list of h1 list.with other notificationfor retailer & whole saler.on my email. thanks
ASHOK KUMAR VARSHNEY   28/04/2014 15:39:55  
[Not Helpful]    pl.send list of h1 list.with other notificationfor retailer & whole saler.on my email. thanks
ASHOK KUMAR VARSHNEY   28/04/2014 15:39:42  
[Not Helpful]    pl.send list of h1 list.with other notificationfor retailer & whole saler.on my email. thanks
N Gupta   19/04/2014 15:02:03  
[Helpful]   Can you please send me the list of name of Medicines ?
N Gupta   19/04/2014 15:01:48  
[Helpful]   Can you please send me the list of name of Medicines ?
anoop gupta   10/04/2014 17:26:23  
[Helpful]   Sir                                                          any information send my email id.                                                         "thanks              
anoop gupta   10/04/2014 17:26:15  
[Helpful]   Sir                                                          any information send my email id.                                                         "thanks              
anoop gupta   10/04/2014 17:20:44  
[Helpful]   Sir,                                                              Any information send my email id                                                      THANK YOU
kundi   10/04/2014 16:56:43  
[Helpful]  
rahul   09/04/2014 13:22:09  
[Helpful]    hi
sanjay   08/04/2014 23:26:06  
[Helpful]   Plz send me nee schedule H1 list
manoj   08/04/2014 16:21:04  
[Helpful]    Helpful drugs
manoj   08/04/2014 16:17:27  
[Helpful]  
Ranjit Mahato   08/04/2014 13:45:38  
[Helpful]   Plz share H1 drugs list. 
shyampandey   07/04/2014 12:21:01  
[Helpful]    please send under  product 
Jeet singh chouhan   06/04/2014 21:44:26  
[Helpful]   plz Email new schedule h1 drugs 
varun   05/04/2014 08:40:39  
[Helpful]   pls send new schedule h1 drug list company wise products.
arshad   04/04/2014 15:21:38  
[Helpful]    N
sudhakar Jadhav   04/04/2014 11:07:50  
[Helpful]   plz issue H1 schedule list
Pullanna   27/03/2014 19:01:04  
[Helpful]  
Pullanna   27/03/2014 19:00:07  
[Helpful]   H1 Drug List 
M.ARUN KUMAR   18/03/2014 13:12:16  
[Helpful]    sent  schedule h1 list
chethan kumar   16/03/2014 00:17:29  
[Comment Only]    No where mentioned which are the 46 names of schedule H 1 drugs.
rahul kumar   13/03/2014 21:39:39  
[Helpful]    plese issu new schedule h1 list
nd sharma   09/03/2014 16:57:01  
[Helpful]    Why can't u provide schedule h1 list..
DEEPANKAR GUPTA   09/03/2014 14:43:03  
[Helpful]    kindly issu new schedule h1 list 
rameshwar lal   04/03/2014 16:53:39  
[Helpful]  
Gagan   03/03/2014 16:06:16  
[Helpful]  
HITEN R SHAH   01/03/2014 14:54:01  
[Helpful]   pl send new sch-h1 product list 
SURAJ KUMAR BISHT   01/03/2014 14:52:27  
[Helpful]    i wnated all updated from the related of drugs
madhuri   27/02/2014 12:55:25  
[Helpful]   helpful
sonam baravkar   27/02/2014 08:24:12  
[Helpful]    its very important for patients health im agree with that
pravin bherje   26/02/2014 09:47:47  
[Helpful]   good 
shubham   25/02/2014 13:40:50  
[Helpful]    Ggg
jogaram   24/02/2014 23:02:04  
[Helpful]  
jogaram   24/02/2014 23:02:02  
[Helpful]  
mahesh   23/02/2014 19:08:41  
[Helpful]    h1
mandar mhatre   23/02/2014 13:57:44  
[Helpful]   Good
surendra s.chaudhari   23/02/2014 12:47:56  
[Helpful]   schedul h1 drug list 
surendra s.chaudhari   23/02/2014 12:47:31  
[Helpful]   a  
sanjay   18/02/2014 16:11:09  
[Helpful]  
rajen   18/02/2014 12:15:50  
[Helpful]  
rajen   18/02/2014 12:13:14  
[Helpful]  
SHREE SACHCHIDANAND PHARMA COMPANY   08/02/2014 13:02:08  
[Helpful]    schedule H1drugs list
SHREE SACHCHIDANAND PHARMA COMPANY   08/02/2014 12:59:53  
[Helpful]  
SHREE SACHCHIDANAND PHARMA COMPANY   08/02/2014 12:59:02  
[Helpful]  
sombeer   30/01/2014 19:12:07  
[Not Helpful]    more detail
rajshekhar   25/01/2014 12:07:05  
[Helpful]    Yery good
rajshekhar   25/01/2014 12:07:04  
[Helpful]    Yery good
SUNIL KUMAR PAL   30/12/2013 20:56:29  
[Helpful]    According to me  only registered pharmacist can do care fully.
SUNIL KUMAR PAL   30/12/2013 20:52:43  
[Helpful]    This is possible ,if registered pharmacist to be sold the medicine only.