HYDERABAD, FEBRUARY 09, 2024: Officials of Telangana Drugs Control Administration (DCA) have detected eight varieties of ayurvedic medicines in circulation with misleading claims on their lands to various diseases in violation of the Drugs and Magic Remedies (objectionable advertisements) Act, 1954, in Nalgonda town.
The Drugs and Magic Remedies (Objectionable Advertisements) Act, 1954 prohibits advertisement of certain drugs for treatment of certain diseases and disorders. No person shall take part in publication of advertisement regarding the diseases/disorders indicated under Drugs and Magic Remedies (Objectionable Advertisements) Act, 1954.
DCA Director-General VB Kamalasan Reddy said that the DCA Nalgonda officials detected the ayurvedic medicines that they treat diabetes, kidney stones, sexual impotence, obesity, Asthma, disorders of menstrual flow, disorders of the optical system etc. The medicines of various names were manufactured for and marketed by Lifecare Ayuvedic, Rajasthan bearing misleading claims on their labels of the medicines.
The said ayurvedic medicines were detected by DCA officials at Sri Siddhi Vinayaka Medical Hall, Shivaji Nagar Road, Nalgonda and seized stocks worth Rs. 2,750/- during the raid.
Advertisement of a medicine for treatment of the diseases/disorders indicated above is prohibited under Drugs and Magic Remedies (Objectionable Advertisements) Act, 1954. K Dass, Assistant Director, Nalgonda, K. Someshwar, Drugs Inspector, Nalgonda, G. Surendar, Drugs Inspector, Suryapet, J. Ashwin Kumar, Drugs Inspector, Yadadri-Bhuvanagiri 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. Persons who make misleading advertisements regarding drugs for treatment of certain diseases and disorders are punishable under Drugs and Magic Remedies (Objectionable Advertisements) Act, 1954, with imprisonment which may extend to six months, or with fine, or with both.