TGDCA Cracks Down On Misleading Adverts And Violations

Hyderabad, June 22 (Maxim News): Maintaining strict vigilance on deceptive marketing, price violations, and illegal stocking of medicines, the Drugs Control Administration (DCA) Telangana carried out as many as 20 seizures this month. Authorities seized stocks worth Rs. 4.50 lakh and warned of strict action including imprisonment.

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While the majority of the offenses were regarding misleading advertisements, officials also cracked down on one unlicensed medical shop. The DCA found 13 medicines that were promoted for treating various diseases in contravention of the Drugs and Magic Remedies (Objectionable Advertisements) Act, 1954. 

Drugs that were seized include Diabenon syrup, Pratapa Kasturi, Alka-shot CP Oral solution, Goliath capsules, and Hridyamrit Bati tablets.  One of the phony drugs manufactured in Madhya Pradesh and being sold in Peddapalli – MD-TONE Syrup – claimed to treat disorders related to the uterus and irregular menstrual flow.  In Kukatpally, a curry leaf powder was marketed as a cure for diabetes.

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“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, warned DCA in a press statement released on Saturday.  (Maxim News)

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