Dehradun: An order asking Yoga guru Ramdev’s Divya Pharmacy to stop manufacturing five medicines for diabetes, blood pressure, goiter, glaucoma, and high cholesterol has been quashed by the Uttarakhand Ayurveda and Unani licensing authority.
After amending an earlier order, the authority issued a new order on Saturday that allows the company to continue manufacturing these drugs.
State Health Office Drug Controller GCN Jangpangi found that there was an error in the previous order dated November 9 and that it was issued in a hurry.
“We should have given the company time to explain its position before issuing the order,” Mr. Jangpangi said.
Ramdev’s close aide Acharya Balkrishna expressed his gratitude to the state government for correcting the mistake.
In its earlier order, the authority had asked Divya Pharmacy to stop manufacturing five of its products – Bpgrit, Madhugrit, Thyrogrit, Lipidom tablets, and Eyegrit Gold tablets – which were advertised as medicines for blood pressure, diabetes, goiter, glaucoma, and high cholesterol.
The previous order stated that the company could resume production of these products only after the authority approved their revised formulations.