Ten medicine samples made in Himachal Pradesh have been deemed unsatisfactory by the Central Drugs Standard Control Organisation. Some of these medicines are used to treat bacterial infections, some forms of breast cancer, and hormone regulation.
The samples that didn’t match quality criteria, according to the drug authority, were made in Paonta Sahib, Kala Amb, and Baddi in the Sirmaur district and the Solan district, respectively.
The medications include misoprostol, which is used to treat stomach ulcers and induce labour, astrazol, which is used to treat hormonal imbalances, astrizo, which cures breast cancer, and the antibiotics amoxicillin and cloxacillin. A total of 895 drug samples from across the nation were evaluated, and 35 of them were deemed to be of worse quality.
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Statement by the Central Drugs Regulator:
Officials from the Drugs Control Administration stated that all drug inventories that failed the test would be recalled. They claimed that notifications had been sent to the manufacturers. They noted that all of these medicines were produced last year.11, 16, and 11 samples, respectively, had failed the quality test in the alerts issued by the drug agency for January, February, and March.
Himachal Pradesh is home to 660 pharmaceutical businesses, the majority of which are situated in the Baddi-Barotiwala-Nalagarh region.
Rajni Bhargava, the owner of the Cyper Pharmaceuticals business in Baddi, has been placed in judicial detention till June 7 by a Nalagarh court. On May 24, Bhargava was detained on suspicion of producing fake medications.
The investigation into a fake drug case in Varanasi led to the action against Bhargava after it was discovered that the drugs were allegedly produced at Cyper Pharmaceuticals. A counterfeit medication production facility was busted in Baddi in November of last year, and counterfeit drugs worth more than Rs 1 crore were recovered.
It is important to bust out the fake medicines as they India’s health industry is one of the largest in the world.
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