Sun Pharmaceutical gets FDA import ban on Gujarat plant

Written by Reuters | Mumbai | Updated: Mar 13 2014, 21:30pm hrs
Sun PharmaceuticalThe plant in Karkhadi in Gujarat makes both drug ingredients and formulations, according to Sun's 2013 annual report. (AP)
The United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has imposed an import alert, effectively a ban, on Indian generic drugmaker Sun Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd's plant in Gujarat.

An "import alert" results in the detention without physical examination of drugs from firms that have not met so-called good manufacturing practices, according to the FDA website.

A spokesman for Sun Pharma, India's biggest drugmaker by market value, was not available for comment.

The plant in Karkhadi in Gujarat makes both drug ingredients and formulations, according to Sun's 2013 annual report.