Health Ministry Has Temporarily Suspended The Using And Selling Of Pakistan Made Cardiac Drug
The Sri Lankan Health Ministry has today(27) temporarily suspended the selling and using of Drug imported from Pakistan "Isosorbide Mononitrate" 20mg which used to prevent Angina Attacks after more than 100 Heart Patients in Lahore ,Pakistan were reported as died after administering the said drug.
This drug reported as imported to Sri Lanka from several trade names is a widely used drug among cardiac patients.
The Pakistani Health Authorities suspended the "Isosorbide Mononitrate" 20mg Drug which the Lahore Government Hospital was purchased from a small drug supplier there was reported as responsible for deaths of more then 100 Cardiac Patients who received treatment from the hospital.The Drug was issued to the patients free of charge and around 40,000 cardiac patients were received this from Lahore Hospital since last December it has been revealed.
The said drug suspended by authorities was purchased for cheaper price and reported as contaminated faulty drug.The dates of Manufacture and Expiry which are essential to indicate in the drug carton were also not found in that drug foreign media reports have revealed.
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