Crime, Education, Health, Karimnagar, National, Telangana

DCA sounds alert on spurious drugs and issues ‘Stop Use’ notice

HYDERABAD, MARCH 05, 2024: The Telangana Drugs Control Administration has alerted the consumers and healthcare professionals to stop consuming the drugs claiming to be manufactured by Meg Lifesciences

In a statement here on Tuesday, DCA Director-General VB Kamalasan Reddy said that they had found that the drugs claimed on the label as manufactured byMeg Lifesciences, Khasara No. 47/5, Palli Gaon, Distt. Sirmour, 173 001,’ are being circulated in the market. Upon investigation, it has been confirmed that ‘Meg Lifesciences’ is a fictitious/non-existent company. These drugs have been found to be falsified medicines, manufactured by anti-social elements, containing no active ingredient (‘Nil’ medicine). They have been found to contain chalk powder and starch, posing significant health risks to consumers.

In light of these grave findings, the Drugs Control Administration, Telangana, hereby issues a Spurious Drug Alert and Stop Use Notice for all drugs claiming to be manufactured by ‘Meg Lifesciences.’ Retailers and wholesalers are directed to STOP the sale and distribution of any drugs bearing the label of ‘Meg Lifesciences,’ and to inform the area Drugs Inspector immediately.

The Drugs Control Administration, Telangana, is taking stringent measures to curb the menace of spurious drugs and has seized stocks claimed to be manufactured by Meg Lifesciences worth Rs. 33.35 lakhs during the recent raids carried out by DCA. Cases have been registered against several offenders involved in this spurious drugs racket.  DCA is actively working to ensure the removal of these spurious drugs from the market.

Drugs Control Administration urges the public to remain vigilant and report any information regarding the distribution or sale of drugs from this purported manufacturer ‘Meg Lifesciences’:

  • To the nearest Drugs Control Administration Office You may report to the local Drugs Inspector or Assistant Director, Drug Control Administration. The details of the contact number and address of the office are available on the Drugs Control Administration, Telangana website under the ‘Key Contacts’ section


  • To 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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