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Jubilant Life falls 6% as USFDA recommends action on failing inspection

The stock dipped 6% to Rs 742 on the BSE after the US health regulator recommended a regulatory or administrative action after the inspection of the drug firm's Roorkee manufacturing facility.

SI Reporter  |  Mumbai 

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Shares of have dipped 6% to Rs 742 per share on the in early morning trade after the US health regulator recommended a regulatory or administrative action after the inspection of the drug firm's manufacturing facility.

“In response to the US Food & Drug Administration (USFDA) inspection conducted at its facility of solid dosage formulations during August 2018, the agency has informed to classify the inspection as “Official Action Indicated” (OAI) and that approvals of pending applications or supplements from this site maybe withheld,” said in a regulatory filing on Saturday, December 8, 2018.

However, this will not have any impact on the existing revenues from operations from this facility, it added.

The company said that it believes that this letter has been issued as part of the USFDA's initiative to respond to the company within 90 days of the inspection, regarding the status. As per the guidelines, the company can engage within 40 days to get the agency’s decision downgraded from classifying as Jubilant is in the process of sending further update of its corrective actions and remains hopeful of a positive outcome.

At 09:26 am; was trading 5.6% lower at Rs 746 on the BSE, as compared to 1.44% decline in the S&P Sensex. A combined 106,193 equity shares changed hands on the counter on the and so far.


First Published: Mon, December 10 2018. 09:29 IST
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