India Bars Exports Of Hydroxychloroquine With Some Exceptions
Huge Uptake Of Domestic Stocks
India has prohibited exports of hydroxychloroquine, though with concessions in specific instances, days after a national task force recommended the drug for the prophylaxis of SARS-CoV-2 infections. Home market supplies of the drug also appear strained for now.
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India has removed export restrictions on APIs and formulations imposed by the country in March. However, certain measures have been kept in place to ensure that domestic requirements are met for in-demand products such as hydroxychloroquine and paracetamol.