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Supreme Court declines to hear PILs by Ranbaxy whistle-blower

Questions petitioner Dinesh Thakur's motive; says court doesn't have time for 'academic issues' raised by activists

BS Reporter  |  New Delhi 

The Supreme Court on Friday dismissed as withdrawn separate public interest litigations (PILs) filed by former Ranbaxy executive Dinesh Thakur challenging certain rules under the Drugs and Cosmetics Act and seeking “the creation of a framework for the recall of drugs and a commission to examine faulty drug approvals”. The Union health ministry, the Drugs Consultative Committee and the Central Drugs Standard Control Organization (CDSCO) were among the respondents. A Bench led by Chief Justice T S Thakur, which heard the petitions, questioned the locus standi of the ...

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