DCA officials busted unauthorised manufacture of drugs in Jeedimetla and seize stocks worth Rs 23.93 lakhs

Continue drive against quacks and Homoepathic medicine for misleading advertisement

HYDERABAD, APRIL 04, 2024: Officials of Telangana Drugs Control Administration busted unauthorized manufacturing of certain drugs at Ovoid Pharmachem Pvt. Ltd. in Jeedimetla and seized stocks worth Rs. 23.93 lakhs.

In separate events, the officials Telangana conducted raids on clinics operated by quacks and seized illegally stocked drugs intended for sale at two separate locations, including: Dammannapet Village, Wardhannapet Mandal, Warangal District and Adilabad. The officials also seized a Homeopathic medicine named ‘FEVO GO Syrup,’ in Palvancha, Bhadrari-Kothagudem District, for making a misleading advertisement claiming it treats ‘all types of fevers and Typhoid’.

In an official release here on Thursday, DCA Director General VB Kamalasan Reddy said acting on credible information, conducted raids at Ovoid Pharmachem Pvt. Ltd., in Jeedimetla Village, Quthbullapur Mandal, Medchal-Malkajgiri District on 3rd and 4th April and detected unauthorized manufacturing of certain drugs. During the raid, DCA officers detected 19 drums containing stocks of 87 Kgs of Itraconazole 35% Pellets and 800 Kgs of Activated Charcoal 250 mg and Simethicone 80 mg Pellets, manufactured without a drug licence. Narasapally Ramudu, the Director of the company was present during the raid. DCA officials seized stocks worth a total of Rs. 23.93 lakhs during the raid and lifted samples for analysis.

Based on credible information, the DCA officials raided the premises of quacks who were claiming themselves as ‘Rural Medical Practitioners’ and practicing medicine without proper qualifications at their clinics.  Abbidi Subash Reddy was clinic in Dammannapet and Sheik Fareed in Adilabad town. Medicines, including antibiotics, steroids, analgesics, cough syrups, anti-ulcer drugs, antidiabetics, antihypertensives, etc., were found stocked at the premises. The officials seized the stocks, worth a total of Rs. 47,000/-, during the special raids.

In another raid, the officials detected a Homeopathic medicine FEVO GO Syrup,’ circulating in the market with misleading claim on its label that it treats ‘all types of fever and typhoid’, which is a contravention of the Drugs and Magic Remedies (Objectionable Advertisements) Act, 1954. The said medicine was detected by DCA officials at a medical shop in Palvancha, Bhadradri-Kothagudem District. Stocks were seized during the raid.

Vijay Gopal, Assistant Director, Quthbullapur, A. Saritha, Drugs Inspector, Jeedimetla, E. Thirupathi, Drugs Inspector, Quthbullapur were among the officers who carried out the raid at Pharmachem, Jeedimetla. Dr. G. Rajyalakshmi, Assistant Director, Warangal, M. Aravind Kumar, Drugs Inspector, Warangal, A. Srilatha, Drugs Inspector, Adilabad are among the officers who carried out the raids at clinics of quacks. G. Prasad, Assistant Director, Khammam,  Ch. Sampath Kumar, Drugs Inspector, Bhadradri-Kothagudem are among the officers who carried out the raid at Palvancha.


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