DCA Raids Unlicenced Medical Shops, Seizes Medicines

Hyderabad: Continuing its clampdown on illegal sale and procurement of medicines, the Drugs Control Administration (DCA), Telangana, conducted raids on medical shops and Ayurvedic medicine store at Jangaon and Sircilla for operating illegally without a drug licence.

According to the DCA officials, they conducted raids on a medical shop at Cheetoor Village, Linghala Ghanpur Mandal in Jangaon district.

“K. Rajesh Kumar, the owner of the shop, was illegally operating a medical shop Sri Vinayaka medical and general stores on the premises without a valid drug licence,” the officials said.

According to the officials, they discovered unauthorised stocking of large quantities of medicines for sale. Forty-nine varieties of medicines, including antibiotics, steroids, anti-ulcer drugs, antihypertensives and others, were found stocked for sale. Officials seized stock worth `36,000 during the raid.

In another incident, the DCA found an Ayurvedic medicine named as ‘Shilajit’ circulating in the market with misleading claims on its label that it treats kidney stones and obesity, which is a contravention of the Drugs and Magic Remedies (Objectionable Advertisements) Act, 1954.

The Act prohibits advertisement of certain drugs for treatment of certain diseases and disorders. No person shall take part in publication of advertisement regarding the diseases/disorders indicated under the Drugs and Magic Remedies (Objectionable Advertisements) Act, 1954, the officials said.

Related Posts

  • Pharma
  • June 21, 2024
  • 55 views
Indian Pharmacopoeia Commission Flags ADR Linked To Meropenem

New Delhi: The Indian Pharmacopoeia Commission (IPC), through its recently issued drug safety alert for the month of May, has revealed that the carbapenem antibiotic Meropenem is linked with adverse drug…

  • Pharma
  • June 21, 2024
  • 65 views
Plan To Regulate Nutraceutical Industry Underway

NEW DELHI: India’s foods regulator is working on a draft regulation to clearly demarcate nutraceuticals and pharmaceutical drugs, to eliminate ambiguity and ensure that health supplements that are borderline pharma…

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

You Missed

Indian Pharmacopoeia Commission Flags ADR Linked To Meropenem

Indian Pharmacopoeia Commission Flags ADR Linked To Meropenem

Plan To Regulate Nutraceutical Industry Underway

Plan To Regulate Nutraceutical Industry Underway

Ayush And Herbal Products Exports Grow Over 20% In April

Ayush And Herbal Products Exports Grow Over 20% In April

NMC Says No Antibiotics Before Diagnostic Tests

NMC Says No Antibiotics Before Diagnostic Tests

Health, Drug Control Officials To Monitor Sale Of Abortion Kits

Health, Drug Control Officials To Monitor Sale Of Abortion Kits

Punjab: 11-Month-Old Given Expired Vaccine At Amritsar’s Private Hospital

Punjab: 11-Month-Old Given Expired Vaccine At Amritsar’s Private Hospital