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DCA officials raid medical shop running without licence, seize ayurvedic tablets for misleading advertisements

HYDERABAD, MAY 16, 2024:  Officials of Drugs Control Administration, Telangana, conducted a raid on a medical shop located at Cheetoor Village, Linghala Ghanpur Mandal, Jangaon District, which was operating illegally without a drug license. During the raid, officers seized 49 varieties of medicines, including antibiotics, steroids etc.

In a separate event, the DCA officials seized ‘Shilajit Tablets’, an Ayurvedic medicine, in Siricilla, for making a misleading advertisement claiming it treats ‘Kidney Stones’ and ‘Obesity’.

DCA Director-General VB Kamalasan Reddy said that acting on credible information regarding the illegal sale of medicines, raided a medical shop located at Cheetoor village, Linghala Ghanpur Mandal, Jangaon District on Wednesday. K. Rajesh Kumar is illegally operating a medical shop named Sri Vinayaka Medical and General Stores 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. Forty-nine varieties of medicines, including antibiotics, steroids, anti-ulcer drugs, anti-hypertensives, and others, were found stocked for sale at the premises. DCA officials seized a stock worth a total of Rs. 36,000 during the raid.  Dr. G. Rajyalakshmi, Assistant Director, Warangal, A. Balakrishna, Drugs Inspector, Jangaon, and M. Aravind Kumar, Drugs Inspector, Warangal are among the officers who carried out the raid.

The public can verify whether a medical shop or pharmacy holds a license issued by the Drugs Control Administration, Telangana, through ‘Third Party Verification’.  Public can enter the name of the pharmacy or medical shop in the search box provided under the ‘Third Party Verification’ section of the ODLS website at to verify the details of the drug licenses issued by the Drugs Control Administration, Telangana. This allows individuals to check whether the medical shop or pharmacy is authorized to sell medicines or not.

Similarly, the officials detected an Ayurvedic medicine ‘Shilajit Tablets’, circulating in the market with misleading claim on its label that it treats ‘Kidney Stones’ and ‘Obesity’, which is a contravention of the Drugs and Magic Remedies (Objectionable Advertisements) Act, 1954.

During the special raids conducted on 15th and 16th May, officials from the Drugs Control Administration, detected ‘Shilajit Tablets’ at a medical shop in Siricilla. Stocks were seized during the raid. L.R.D. Bhavani, Drugs Inspector, Siricilla carried out the raid under the supervision of Dr. J. Raju, Assistant Director, Siddipet.


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