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DCA raids unlicenced medical shops and seize medicines worth Rs 1.3 lakh

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HYDERABAD, APRIL 16, 2024: Officials of the Drugs Control Administration, Telangana, conducted raids at two separate locations and busted pharmacies operating without drug licences in Wanaparthy and Charminar and seized drugs worth Rs 1.3 lakh from the medical shops.

According to DCA Director-General VB Kamalasan Reddy, following credible information, the DCA officials raided Sri Sai Super speciality dental hospital at Rajeev Chowk, Wanaparthy where M Venkata Suresh, a dentist operating the pharmacy in the hospital without drug licence. The authorities detected unauthorized stocking of a substantial quantity of medicines intended for sale and about 24 varieties of medicines, including antibiotics, painkiller drugs, and other dental medications were seized worth Rs. 80,000. A. Rashmi, Drugs Inspector, Wanaparthy and Sk. Rabiya, Drugs Inspector, Mahbubnagar carried out the raid.

In another operation, the officials raided a medical shop located at Noor Khan Bazar, Charminar, Hyderabad on Monday. Mir Hussain Hyder Razvi is illegally operating a medical shop named NAJM Pharmacy at the said premises without a valid drug license. During the raid, DCA officers discovered the unauthorized stocking of a large quantity of medicines for sale. Thirty-six varieties of medicines, including habit-forming drugs, antibiotics, anti-ulcer drugs, cough syrups, and others, were found stocked for sale at the premises.

Habit-forming drugs, such as Alprazolam Tablets and Codeine Syrups, were also found at the unlicensed premises.  DCA officials seized a stock worth a total of Rs. 50,000 during the raid.   T. Rajamouli, Assistant Director, Hyderabad, B. Lakshmi, Drugs Inspector, Charminar, Ch. Swapna, Drugs Inspector, Jubilee Hills are among the officers who carried out the raid.

Overpriced anti-diabetic drug seized in Kothapet

The Drugs Control Administration officials seized ‘Tenebetic-20 tablets’ (Teneligliptin tablets IP 20 mg) at Kothapet Village, Uppal Mandal. The product Teneligliptin tablets 20 mg sold under brand name ‘Tenebetic-20 tablets’ is under price control as per Drugs (Prices Control) Order, 2013 and the price of product shall be in accordance with the ‘Ceiling Price’ fixed by National Pharmaceutical Pricing Authority (NPPA), Government of India.

The drug bears MRP as Rs. 151.25 per 10 Tablets 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 “Teneligliptin Tablets 20 mg” is Rs 11.08 per tablet i.e. Rs. 110.8 per 10 tablets (Ceiling Price). Hence Maximum Retail Price (MRP) i.e. including GST 12 % should not be more than Rs. 124.1 per strip of 10 tablets (MRP=Ceiling Price+GST). The firm overpriced the product. Firm charged excess of Rs. 27.20/- per strip of 10 tablets, which is a violation of Drugs (Prices Control) Order, 2013. Dr. V. Balanaganjan, Assistant Director, Shameerpet, Dr. B. Lakshminarayana, Drugs Inspector, Uppal and G. Indira Priyadarshini, Drugs Inspector, Habsiguda carried out the raid.

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