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Restrictions on sale of Codeine based Cough Syrup in UP

Lucknow:  The Food & Drug Administration (FDA) department of Uttar Pradesh has issued order to the retailers to sell only one unit of Codeine based Cough Syrup to one person. The Drug Controller of Uttar Pradesh, A.K. Jain said: “Though it has mild pain-relieving properties, it is a powerful drug and one can get addicted to it.” Citing provisions under rules 51 and 52 of the Uttar Pradesh Drug Rules, Jain has fixed the number of units a company depot and clearing and forwarding agents (C&F), a whole-seller and a retailer can store and sell to ensure that it is not misused. C&F agents can store any packing of codeine-based cough syrup, but sell only 500 units of the same; Wholesaler’s, on the other hand, can store 1,000 units of the syrup, but sell not more 100 units of the formulation; Retailers will be able to store not more than 100 units of the same and sell only one to a single customer.