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1)  Discuss the significance of Oxytocin. What are the challenges associated with it that led to ban on manufacturing of it by the pharmaceuticals in India? Discuss the possible solutions to such concerns.(250 words)

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1)  Discuss the significance of Oxytocin. What are the challenges associated with it that led to ban on manufacturing of it by the pharmaceuticals in India? Discuss the possible solutions to such concerns.(250 words)

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Why this question:

 Recently the final decision on whether the government can block private pharmaceutical companies from manufacturing and selling vital pregnancy drug oxytocin in India has been deferred, with the Supreme Court deciding the issue needs further deliberation.

Key demand of the question:

The answer must discuss the significance of oxytocin and challenges associated with the manufacturing of the same.

Directive:

DiscussThis is an all-encompassing directive – you have to debate on paper by going through the details of the issues concerned by examining each one of them. You have to give reasons for both for and against arguments.

Structure of the answer:

Introduction: 

Define oxytocin – Oxytocin has also been dubbed the love hormone and the bliss hormone due to its effects on behavior, including its role in love and in female reproductive biological functions in reproduction.

Body:

Discuss first the issue involved – The Delhi high court had quashed the Centre’s December 14, 2018 notification, which had banned its sale by private manufacturers and retail chemists, saying the sale was allowed. Essentially, this meant that only KAPL could produce the drug as there is no other public sector enterprise doing so. However, Delhi high court quashed the amended order too. The central government moved Supreme Court against the Delhi high court order.

Explain why is oxytocin vital?

What reasons have necessitated the ban?

What needs to be done?

Conclusion:

Conclude with way forward.

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