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DCA officials continue their surprise raids in Telangana state

K M Dayashankar

Busted racked involving sale of allopathic drug powder as ayurvedic medicine for treatment of diabetes

Seize two overpriced medicines and ayurvedic medicine misleading advertisement

Raids a quack’s clinic in Nizampet

HYDERABAD, MAY 17, 2024:  Officials of Drugs Control Administration Telangana have conducted a series of operations and busted racket involving sale of allopathic drug powder mix as ayurvedic medicine for treatment of diabetes, overpriced medicines, seizure of ayurvedic medicine with false claims and also a quack’s clinic in various parts of the Telangana state on Thursday and Friday.

DCA Director-General VB Kamalasan Reddy said that the officials have busted a racket involving the sale of allopathic drug powder mix as “Ayurvedic Medicine for the treatment of Diabetes” in Ghatkesar. DCA conducted a raid on Sampurna Ayurveda Nilayam in Ghatkesar Village, Medchal-Malkajgiri District, and seized stocks worth Rs. 1.5 lakhs, which were claimed to be Ayurvedic medicines but contained allopathic anti-diabetic drugs such as Metformin, Glimepiride, and Gliclazide.

The DCA officials seized 52 packets, each weighing 100 grams and labeled as ‘Sugar,’ containing a light green colored powder. This powder was tested and found to contain the allopathic anti-diabetic drugs Metformin (31.65%), Glimepiride (4.92%), and Gliclazide (3.02%). The partners of the firm, Mahammad Rafi Shaik and Nallabothu Venkateswarlu, are manufacturing and selling powders claimed to be ‘Ayurvedic Medicines,’ illegally mixing allopathic anti-diabetic drugs. Dr. V. Balanaganjan, Assistant Director, Shameerpet,  G. Indira Priyadarshini, Drugs Inspector, Medipally, and  B. Lakshmi Narayana, Drugs Inspector, Uppal are among the officers who carried out the raid. M. Aravind Kumar, Drugs Inspector, Warangal and  Kiran Kumar Jannu, Drugs Inspector, Hanumakonda are among the officers who carried out the raid at Narsampet.  M. Srinivasulu, Assistant Director, Karimnagar,  P. Karthik Bharadwaj, Drugs Inspector, Peddapalli are among the officers who carried out the raid at Godavarikhani.

In another operation, Drugs Control Administration detected an Ayurvedic medicine ‘FEMIZOY Syrup’, circulating in the market with misleading claim on its label that it treats ‘disorders of menstrual flow’, which is a contravention of the Drugs and Magic Remedies (Objectionable Advertisements) Act, 1954. During the special raids conducted on 16th and 17th May, officials from the Drugs Control Administration, Mahbubnagar Zone detected ‘FEMIZOY Syrup’. The said medicine was detected by DCA officials at a medical shop in Jadcherla. Stocks were seized during the raid.  Mohd. Rafhi, Drugs Inspector, Jadcherla, Sk. Rabiya, Drugs Inspector, Mahbubnagar and A. Rashmi, Drugs Inspector, Wanaparthy are among the officers who carried out the raid.

A quack’s clinic raided in Nizampet village of Medak district

On credible information, the officials, raided the premises of a quack Edla Hari Krishna, at Nizampet Village, Nizampet Mandal, Medak District, who was claiming himself as a ‘Rural Medical Practitioner’ and practicing medicine without proper qualification at his clinic ‘Padmavathi Care and First Aid Clinic’. During the raid, DCA officials detected huge stocks of medicines found stocked at the premises without any drug license. 40 varieties of medicines, including antibiotics, habit forming drugs, anti-diabetics, analgesics, anti-ulcer drugs, anti-hypertensives, etc., were found stocked at the premises. DCA officials seized the stock, worth a total of Rs. 70,000 during the raid.  Raja Reddy, Drugs Inspector, Medak carried out the raid under the supervision of Dr. J. Raju, Assistant Director, Siddipet.


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