Seizure Of Overpriced Antifungal Medicine ‘Alzole-100 Capsules At Patancheru

Hyderabad, March 31 (Maxim News): Drugs Control Administration (DCA) officials seized Alozole-100 Capsules” (Itraconazole Capsules 100 mg) at Patancheru, in Sangareddy district.

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According to V.B.kamalasan Reddy, director General of DCA, the product itraconazole Capsules 100 mg sold under the brand name “Alozole-100 Capsules’ is under price control as per Drugs (Prices Control) Order, 2013 and the price of a product shall be by the ‘Ceiling Price’ fixed by National Pharmaceutical Pricing Authority (NPPA), Government of India. 

The product manufactured by Gujarat Pharmaceuticals, Chikhodra, Gujarat, marketed by Alloes Pharmaceuticals Pvt. Ltd. Ahmedabad, bears an MRP of Rs. 200 for 10 capsules i.e. Rs. 20 per capsule, on the label of the product which is a violation of Drugs (Prices Control) order, 2013.  The ceiling price fixed by the Central government including the Wholesale Price Index for the product “Itraconazole Capsules 100 mg is Rs. 16.67 for one capsule (Ceiling Price). Hence Maximum Retail Price i.e. including GST 12 percent should not be more than Rs. 18.69 for one capsule.  the firm overpriced the product,  charging an excess of Rs. 13.10 for 10 capsules which is a violation of the Drugs (Prices Control) Order, 2013.

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Drugs Inspector, Patancheru M. Chandrasekhar, Ravi Kiran Reddy, and Drugs Inspector, Sangareddy are among the officers who carried out the raid.  (Maxim News) 

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