Order of the Madras High Court regarding use of drug Diclofenac for human use, 24/10/2017

  • 24/10/2017

Order of the Madras High Court in the matter of Laborate Pharmaceutical India Vs Union Of India dated 24/10/2017 regarding use of drug Diclofenac for human use. Madras High Court dismisses the plea of the drug industry about the importance of multi dose packs of diclofenac for treatment of human beings and clearly stated that vultures are universally accepted as Natural Sanitary Workers, absolutely essential for environmental and ecological balance. Therefore, preservation of vulture population is non-negotiable and decline of vulture population needs to be arrested. The court also observed that the use of Diclofenac Sodium (administered to livestock/cattle) led to large scale vulture deaths from 1992 in India.