The New Indian Express | PTI | 12 August 2014
NEW DELHI: The Supreme Court today directed the Centre’s competent authority to place before it the file relating to licences given for the administration of two vaccines for cervical cancer prevention.
The apex court also directed the Centre to place before it the report of Parliamentary Standing Committee on Health and Family Welfare which has dealt with the issue of drugs relating to HPV vaccine for prevention of cervical cancer.
A bench comprising justices Dipak Misra and V Gopala Gowda also asked the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) to place before it the file dealing with the vaccine and posted the matter for hearing on October 28.
The two drugs in question are Gardasil and Cervarix, manufactured by Merck Sharpe and Dohme Pharmaceuticals and GlaxoSmithKline Limited, respectively.