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16 November 2011

Adcock Ingram defends painkiller

Fear about the safety of popular pain killers has led to a ban on the sale of Synap Forte, Lentogesic and Doxyfene ordered by Judge Eberhardt Berelsmann in the Pretoria High Court.

Fear about the safety of popular pain killers has led to a ban on the sale of Synap Forte, Lentogesic and Doxyfene ordered by Judge Eberhardt Berelsmann in the Pretoria High Court yesterday.

In April this year, the Medicines Control Council (MCC) withdrew the registration of medicine containing DPP after tighter regulation was implemented in other countries. Last year DPP-containing medicine was withdrawn from the US market due to claims that the benefits of DPP for pain relief at US recommended doses outweighed the safety risk. 

 

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