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India bans imports of oxytocin to halt misuse in livestock industry

Updated : April 06, 2018 03:28 PM IST

Oxytocin is released naturally in human bonding activities such as sex, childbirth and breastfeeding.
The government also asked customs officials to step up vigilance against those likely to try and smuggle oxytocin into India.
India halted retail sales of the prescription-only drug in 2014, but regulators have struggled to curb illegal sales, and the volume of imports is unclear.
India bans imports of oxytocin to halt misuse in livestock industry

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