Health, Karimnagar, National, Telangana

DCA conduct raids, seizes overpriced medicines worth Rs 5.52 lakhs

Raids a quack’s clinic in Bowrampet village in Medchal-Malkajgiri

HYDERABAD, APRIL 23, 2024: Officials of Drugs Control Administration, Telangana, seized two overpriced medicines worth Rs 5.52 lakhs at Vanasthalipuram in Rangareddy district and raided a quack’s cline and seized drugs at Bowrampet village of Medchal-Malkajgiri district.

In an official release here on Tuesday, DCA Director-General VB Kamalasan Reddy said the officials seized two overpriced medicines: Itrarole-100 (Itraconazole Capsules BP 100 mg) and Itrarole-200 (Itraconazole Capsules BP 100 mg) at a medical shop in Vanasthalipuram during the raids conducted on 22nd and 23rd April, 2024.  The MRP indicated is very high compared to the ceiling price fixed for the product by the central government. Anjum Abida, Assistant Director, Rangareddy, Raju Laxmalla, Drugs Inspector, Hayathnagar, V. Ravikumar, Drugs Inspector, Balapur, J. Nagaraju, Drugs Inspector, Saroornagar are among the officers who carried out the raid.

 Further investigation shall be carried out and action shall be taken as per the law against all the offenders. The prices of Essential Medicines shall be in accordance with the Ceiling Prices fixed by the Central Government. Overpricing of essential medicines is a violation under Drugs (Prices Control) Order, 2013 and stringent action shall be taken as per the law against violators.

In another raid, the officials on credible information, raided the premises of a quack V. Naresh, at Bowrampet Village, Medchal-Malkajgiri District, who was claiming himself as a ‘Medical Practitioner’ and practicing medicine without proper qualification at his clinic ‘Jayasri First Aid Centre’. During the raid, DCA officials detected huge stocks of medicines found stocked at the premises without any drug license. 26 varieties of medicines, including antibiotics, steroids, analgesics, anti-ulcer drugs, etc., were found stocked at the premises. DCA officials seized the stock, worth a total of Rs. 15,000 during the raid.

DCA officials detected several ‘antibiotics’ at the clinic during the raid. Indiscriminate sale of antibiotics, by unqualified persons may have disastrous consequences on the health of rural public, including emergence of ‘Antimicrobial Resistance’.

Officials found steroids’ at the clinic of quack. Misusing steroids can have serious health consequences, including immune system suppression, hormonal imbalances, muscle and bone weakness, cardiovascular problems, and psychological effects. The indiscriminate use of steroids poses significant risks to public health. M. Hemalatha, Drugs Inspector, Gandimaisamma carried out the raid under the supervision of  G. Srinivas, Assistant Director, Medchal.

The public may report any complaints regarding illegal activities concerning medicines through the Drugs Control Administration, Telangana Toll-Free Number 1800-599-6969, which is operational from 10:30 am to 5:00 pm on all working days.


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