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DCA continues its drive against quacks, misleading advertisement and overpriced medicines in Telangana

Raids clinics of three quacks, seizes misleading ayurvedic medicines 

HYDERABAD, APRIL 28, 2024:  Officials of Drugs Control Administration, Telangana, have continued their raids on the clinics run by the quacks, overpriced medicines and misleading advertisements by ayurvedic medicines in various parts of the state on Saturday and Sunday and seized huge quantity of medicines.

In an official release here on Sunday, DCA Director-General VB Kamalasan Reddy said that the officials conducted raids on clinics operated by unlicensed practitioners, commonly known as quacks, and seized illegally stocked drugs intended for sale at Yellampet Village, Medchal Mandal, Medchal-Malkajgiri District, Mominpet Village, Mominpet Mandal, Vikarabad District and Nandarkhanpet Village,  Shabad Mandal, Rangareddy District and seized medicines worth Rs 71,300.

The DCA officials seized certain medicines due to misleading advertisements of several ayurvedic medicines such as Khadirarishtha to treat tumours, Ekangveer Ras to treat Paralysis, Simhadi Guggulu to treat Rheumatism and tumour, Stonil 24 tablest to treat kidney stones, Ayur Phala Neem leaf powder to treat fever and Diclodan forte tables to treat fever from different parts of the state including Khammam, Bachupally, Secunderabad, Toopran, Nizamabad. Such claims are in contravention of the Drugs and Magic Remedies (Objectionable Advertisements) Act, 1954.

The DCA officials seized ‘Mupima Ointment 5gm’ (Mupirocin Ointment IP 2% w/w) at a medical shop in Beeramguda, Ameenpur Mandal, Sangareddy District. The product bears MRP as Rs. 189/- for 5 gm pack on the label of the product which is a violation of Drugs (Prices Control) Order, 2013. The Ceiling price fixed by the Central Government including Wholesale Price Index for the product “Mupirocin Ointment 2% w/w” is Rs. 20.29 per 1 gm i.e. Rs. 101.45 per 5 gm (Ceiling Price).  Hence Maximum Retail Price (MRP) i.e. including GST 12 % should not be more than Rs. 113.6 per 5 gm tube (MRP=Ceiling Price+GST). The firm overpriced the product. Firm charged excess of Rs. 75.40/- per 5 gm tube, which is a violation of Drugs (Prices Control) Order, 2013.

G Prasad, Assistant Director, Khammam, Ch. Anil Kumar, Drugs Inspector, Khammam Urban, M. Sreebindu, Drugs Inspector, Bachupally, Raja Reddy, Drugs Inspector, Medak, B. Govind Singh, Drugs Inspector, Secunderabad, and V. Srikanth, Drugs Inspector, Nizamabad Urban, G. Srikanth, Drugs Inspector, Bollaram, B. Praveen, Drugs Inspector, Medchal, K. Anvesh, Drugs Inspector, Shabad, A.N. Kranthi Kumar, Drugs Inspector, Vikarabad, G. Ravi Kiran, Drugs Inspector, Rajendranagar, and A. Shylaja Rani, Drugs Inspector, Serilingampally participated in the raids in different parts of the state.


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