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Ayurvedic Medicines: DCA seizes drugs with false claims; nabs 2 quacks | Hyderabad News

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Hyderabad: In a fresh crackdown, the Drugs Control Authority (DCA) seized three ayurvedic medicines with false claims, overpriced drugs. The raids were carried out on Monday and Tuesday.
Among the seized ayurvedic drugs were a medicine (Orthojoint oil) claiming to treat rheumatism and paralysis; a drug (PCOD uterine capsules) claiming to treats menorrhagia, uterine bleeding and dysmenorrhea (painful periods); and another medicine (Obekar capsules) claiming to treat obesity.
Officials said the Drugs and Magic Remedies (Objectionable Advertisements) Act, 1954, prohibits advertisement of certain drugs for treatment of some diseases and disorders. People publishing misleading advertisements about medicines are punishable with imprisonment which may extend to six months, or with fine, or with both, under the Act, officials said.
In a separate raid on Life Slimming and Cosmetics Pvt. Ltd. at Road No. 12, Banjara Hills, DCA officials detected unauthorised stocking of huge quantity of medicines.
Fifteen varieties of medicines including injections for botox, adrenaline, local anaesthetic, vitamin and certain infusions etc., were found stocked for sale. Officials seized stock worth Rs 40,000 during the raid.
DCA also raided two quacks and seized illegally stocked drugs iat the two clinics as Pashamylaram village, Patancheru, and in Serilingampally.
Hyderabad: In a fresh crackdown, the Drugs Control Authority (DCA) seized three ayurvedic medicines with false claims, overpriced drugs. The raids were carried out on Monday and Tuesday.
Among the seized ayurvedic drugs were a medicine (Orthojoint oil) claiming to treat rheumatism and paralysis; a drug (PCOD uterine capsules) claiming to treats menorrhagia, uterine bleeding and dysmenorrhea (painful periods); and another medicine (Obekar capsules) claiming to treat obesity.
Officials said the Drugs and Magic Remedies (Objectionable Advertisements) Act, 1954, prohibits advertisement of certain drugs for treatment of some diseases and disorders. People publishing misleading advertisements about medicines are punishable with imprisonment which may extend to six months, or with fine, or with both, under the Act, officials said.
In a separate raid on Life Slimming and Cosmetics Pvt. Ltd. at Road No. 12, Banjara Hills, DCA officials detected unauthorised stocking of huge quantity of medicines.
Fifteen varieties of medicines including injections for botox, adrenaline, local anaesthetic, vitamin and certain infusions etc., were found stocked for sale. Officials seized stock worth Rs 40,000 during the raid.
DCA also raided two quacks and seized illegally stocked drugs iat the two clinics as Pashamylaram village, Patancheru, and in Serilingampally.

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