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Heat on companies without licences :Rs 20 lakh worth medicines seized

Heat on companies without licences :Rs 20 lakh worth medicines seized
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The officials of the Drug Control Department seized medicines worth Rs 20 lakh during the two-day raids...

medicine seizedThe officials of the Drug Control Department seized medicines worth Rs 20 lakh during the two-day raids conducted on companies manufacturing drugs allegedly without licences. They also recalled drugs worth of Rs 1.01 crore from the market in Eluru for the violation of Drugs Price Control order, 1995 and Drugs and Magic Remedies Act, 1954.

Director General of Drug Control Authority, B L Meena, on Friday, said that around 134 illegal manufacturing companies were seized and licences of 37 manufacturing companies were cancelled.

Raids on blood banks In another raids conducted on blood banks across the State, the Drug Control officers found six blood banks violating the prescribed rules. "We cancelled licences of three blood banks and issued suspension orders to another three blood banks in the State," Meena informed.

"Depending upon reliable information, officers of the department seized drugs worth Rs 7 lakh from ARC Parcel Services Private Ltd (Transport Office) at Dewan Devdi of Old City in Hyderabad, as the documents for transporting drugs from Mumbai to Hyderabad and the consigner and consignee were found to be fake. The company also failed to give proper information in support of documents," observed Meena.

It may be recalled that drugs and drug pellets worth Rs 5 lakh, which could be used in multi-vitamin capsules and anti-ulcer capsules were seized on June 6. These drugs were being manufactured without licences in the industrial area of Jeedimetla. They were found spurious and without proper licences to manufacture them or permission to trade them.

"The same day we conducted raids on in Mythrinagar, Kukatpally and Balanagar and seized drug pellets worth Rs 8 lakh," she said and added that M-S Laborate Pharmaceuticals India Ltd in Vijayawada was inspected and officials found few irregularities and hence seized it.

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