"Our Association has done an in-depth survey of research literature looking for such
credible trial evidence regarding the drug Sudarshana. Though there were few animal
studies showing some physio-chemical properties of the drug, there were no data
from human trials.
Hence as Clinical Pharmacologists we find it difficult to agree with the statement
issued by the State Minister of Production, Supply and Regulation of Pharmaceuticals,
who was a professor of pharmacology himself, recommending the use of Sudarshana
in state hospitals. Further, such recommendation can only increase the sales of the
drug with no proof of efficacy or safety, and encourage self-medication with possible
harmful effects as well."