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India orders Johnson & Johnson to stop using raw material for Baby Powder

US company asked to stop using the 'huge quantities' of raw materials stocked in its plants in northern and western India.

Rahul Singh & Krishna N Das | Reuters  |  New Delhi 

India's drugs regulator has ordered Johnson & Johnson to stop manufacturing its Baby Powder using raw materials currently in two of its factories until test results prove they are free of asbestos, a senior official said on Thursday. The official at the Central Drugs Standard Control Organization (CDSCO), who declined to be named citing the sensitivity of the matter, said a written order had been sent to the US company telling it to stop using the "huge quantities" of raw materials stocked in its plants in northern and western India. The company said on Wednesday ...

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First Published: Thu, December 20 2018. 20:33 IST
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