The Food and Drug Administration has banned the use of a particular batch of the drug Frusemide, used as a diuretic, after finding a batch was missing the main ingredient during random testing, according to news sources.
The drug, which is used in patients with liver, kidney, and heart problems, was found to have defects in batches used in state government hospitals in Maharashtra, but not any private hospitals or drug stores.
The FDA has filed a lawsuit against Endolabs Ltd, the manufacturer. Of the 100 tablets that the FDA ran tests on, 70 percent did not have the ingredient in them, while 30 percent only had 69.5 percent of the ingredient.
The FDA will also continue to test other batches as a precautionary measure.
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