Ranbaxy stock tanks 17 per cent as US FDA bans Toansa plant

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 Ranbaxy stock tanks 17 per cent as US FDA bans Toansa plant
Shares in Ranbaxy slumped 17 per cent after the company said that the US FDA had prohibited the company from manufacturing and distributing Active Pharmaceutical Ingredients from its facility in Toansa for FDA related drug products.

The stock was last trading at Rs 348, down 16.61 per cent on the National Stock Exchange.

The Toansa facility is now subject to certain terms of a consent decree of permanent injunction entered against Ranbaxy in January 2012.

The decree contains, among other things, provisions to ensure compliance with current good manufacturing practice (CGMP) requirements at Ranbaxy facilities in Paonta Sahib and Dewas, India, as well as provisions to address data integrity issues at those facilities. In September 2013, the FDA added Ranbaxy's Mohali facility to the CGMP provisions of the decree.

"We are taking swift action to prevent substandard quality products from reaching U.S. consumers," said Carol Bennett, acting director of the Office of Compliance in the FDA's Center for Drug Evaluation and Research. "The FDA is committed to ensuring that the drugs American consumers receive - no matter where they are produced - meet quality standards and are safe and effective."

The FDA's inspection of the Toansa facility, which concluded on Jan. 11, 2014, identified significant CGMP violations. These included Toansa staff retesting raw materials, intermediate drug products, and finished API after those items failed analytical testing and specifications, in order to produce acceptable findings, and subsequently not reporting or investigating these failures.

Ranbaxy is required to hire a third-party expert to thoroughly inspect the Toansa facility and certify to the FDA that the facility and its methods and controls are adequate to ensure continuous compliance with CGMP. Ranbaxy will not be permitted to resume manufacturing and distributing API for FDA-regulated drugs from the Toansa facility until the agency is satisfied that Ranbaxy has addressed its manufacturing quality issues at that facility.


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Story first published: Friday, January 24, 2014, 9:56 [IST]
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