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D&FCO conducts surprise inspection of medicine sale establishments

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JAMMU: In continuation to its efforts to ensure that quality drugs are made available to the public at affordable rates, sleuths   of Drugs & Food Control Organization carried out surprise checks of   Drug sales establishments (Retail/Wholesale) in Jammu Province.

During the drive, Operations of Thirty Drug Sale Establishments were disallowed u/s 22 (d) of Drugs & Cosmetics Act, 1940 on spot which included Eight in Jammu, Four in Samba each, Two  in Kathua, Five in Doda, Four in Kishtwar, 03 in Udhampur and  Four in Ramban for breach  of conditions of the licenses and mandate of law.

During the special drive, the Pharma Dealers were warned to desist from unethical trade practices particularly with regard to sale and purchase of psychotropic drugs from unregulated channels which are prone to be misused by the nefarious elements.

Statutory Drug samples of more than hundred fast moving/commonly prescribed drug formulations viz Cough Syrups, Pediatric Syrups, Antibiotics etc were drawn from the supply chain for determination of quality parameters w.r.t strength and purity. These samples were referred to Drug Testing Laboratories for framing legal opinion to ascertain their quality parameters.

Stocks of  Drugs worth Rs 82,503  that were found to be contravening  the provisions  of Drugs & Cosmetics Act  were also confiscated from the supply chain  by the Regulatory Officers  of the organization  under the relevant provisions  of the  Drugs & Cosmetics Act.

The trade fraternity  was  impressed upon to adopt the computerized system of billing for maintenance of sales & purchase records as mandated under law and install CCTV Cameras  at prominent places in their premises for better surveillance.


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