DCGI raids 134 outlets, finds 85 selling banned drugs

DCGI raids 134 outlets, finds 85 selling banned drugs

DCGI raids 134 outlets, finds 85 selling banned drugs
Officials of the Drugs Controller General of India (DCGI) has conducted surprise inspections at 134 drugs sale outlets including those in hospitals in Delhi and Bhiwadi, a Health Ministry official said here today.

"During the inspection, it was found that in 85 sale premises, prohibited drugs were still available for sale. Orders for not disposing of the stocks of prohibited drugs have been issued to the concerned licensees and further action will be taken against them after the investigations are over," the official said.

Thirteen teams comprising 56 officials of Central Drugs Standard Control Organisation participated in the exercise.

The inspections were carried out in different areas of Delhi like Rohini, Pritampura, Tilak Nagar, Janak Puri, Dwarka in West Delhi, Green Park, Saket, Lajpat Nagar in South Delhi, Karol Bagh, Rajender Nagar, Moti Nagar, Kirti Nagar, Dariyaganj and Bhagirath Palace in Central Delhi, Mayur Vihar, Patparganj, Laxmi Nagar, Shadhara and Seelampur in East Delhi.
One team inspected chemist shops at Bhiwadi.

The Ministry of Health had prohibited manufacture, sale and distribution of drug Rosiglitazone (an antidiabetic drug) and its formulations for human use with effect from November 16, 2010. It had banned Gatifloxacin (an antibiotic) formulations for systemic use in human by any route including oral and injectable and Tegaserod (constipation medicine) and its formulations with effect from March 16, 2011.

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