Ranbaxy is a safe company: Dr Devi Shetty

Saturday, June 8, 2013

Mumbai: Dr Devi Shetty, chairman of Bangalore-based Narayana Hrudayalaya Hospital, has said Ranbaxy is a safe company and people can safely take their medicine.

“I will prescribe a Ranbaxy medicine and even take it, if required,” said Dr Shetty. “People can safely take their medicine,” he told Business Line, adding, “Ranbaxy is a safe company.”

Dr Shetty pointed out that the genesis of the Ranbaxy problem, which culminated in the settlement last month, happened years ago. “Ranbaxy is a different company now and I trust the integrity of its management. The quality of its drugs is not inferior,” he added. [Source: Hindu Business Line]

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Comment by Prof.Alexander John
2013-06-08 09:27:38

This issue can be and should be clarified by the Drugs Controllers office by doing random quality assessment of products of this or any other company that faces such a situation at any time.
Sorry but in this era people will have reservations about accepting individuals statements which is not backed by sufficient credible documented Evidence.

Dr.Alexander John ,
Professor of Community Medicine, AIMS, Kochi

Comment by dr sd mehta
2013-06-08 10:29:25

Who is dr shetty to give clean chit to ranbaxy FDA with most stingent protocal is neutralized by someone like shetty who doesnot even have basic know how …..anyone in india can say such an such company is good do u think in india to there are any checks as stringent as FDA everyone knows how easy it is to get a licence in india

Comment by K Gopinathan Nair
2013-06-08 11:08:53

If Dr Shetty had to say Ranbaxy is a safe compnay and people can safely take their medicines, am sure he must be having a drug testing laboratory from which he would have found out the efficacy of drugs produced by the company. Otherwise, normally a doctor will find it difficult to certify the products as good for consumption. As far I know a doctor gets to know about medicines from the detailmen of various drug manufacturers.

Comment by Dr S K Joshi
2013-06-08 12:04:21

Here is a case of ….”Muddai Sust Gavaah Chust”

Ranbaxy has already admitted the commission of intentional frauds and felony in the US court and have been convicted and penalised also and yet Dr Shetty is defending Ranbaxy and its drugs.

What is Dr Shetty trying to prove by defending the Ranbaxy Laboratories ? I thought, all this while, that he is an honourable professional. But after his blatant and ill- conceived defence of the Ranbaxy lab., I have started doubting his own sense of propriety. For all you know, he might have been paid by Ranbaxy for defending them. They are quite capable of that. And these are not old stories as alleged by Dr Shetty. After USA, accusations have been levelled against Ranbaxy in European countries also.
The pity is that in India- the country where they might have done the maximum damage and should have been tried & exposed for their criminal activities and breach of public treat, no action has been initiated till now. On the contrary, the DCGI office is endorsing their products even now. What a shame ! With such a nexus between the fraudster drug firms, the negligent apex Govt authorities and such highly respected doctors–can this country ever move forward ? Can the health of people of India be ever safe ? Incidently this is not the first instance of doctors conniving with the drug firms. Plenty of cases are on record where, senior doctors issued fraudulent endorsements and recommendations for approval of drugs of firms of dubious reputation.

Dr Devi Shetty : Shame on You. Rather than raising a voice for action against such drug firms, you are advocating their cause. Do not forget that your act of defence is misleading the public to trust the fraudsters and may amount to breach of public trust in itself. If you have any sense of propriety, stop defending such felons.
-Dr S K Joshi
Hospital Administrator, Assessor for NABH Accreditation
Visiting Faculty : PG Courses for Hosp/Health Management/Quality Management
Author : “Quality Management in Hospitals”
“Law and The Practice of Medicine”
“ Safety Management in Hospitals”

Comment by Dr S K Joshi
2013-06-08 12:08:42

Correction : In para 3 of my comments above.

In stead of ‘DCGI” please read “Min of H&FW”

-Dr S K Joshi

Comment by Dr. M. Nasiruddin
2013-06-09 09:34:01

No one can give assurance for quality about any pharmaceutical products without doing scientific study in his personal capacity, because it is matter of health dinof society. A personal experience can not be given the scientific basis.

Dr. M. Nasiruddjn
J. N.Medical College, AMU, Aligarh, India

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