Sun Pharmaceutical gets FDA import ban on Gujarat plant

Reuters Posted online: Thursday, Mar 13, 2014 at 0000 hrs
Mumbai : 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.