Crackdown on bad drugs

 
Published: Sunday 15 February 1998

to combat the spurious medicines that have flooded the tribal belts of south Bihar, the health department has planned to launch a massive hunt for the manufacturers responsible for marketing these drugs. In the past six months, the department seized several illegal and unlicensed drug manufacturing units and recovered a large quantity of sub-standard medicines. Ramesh Chandra Jha, drugs controller, Bihar, says that most of the spurious drug manufacturers are based in places like Ranchi, Jamshedpur and the Santhal Pargana division. The department has recovered imitations of Benadrul cough syrup, vials of b -Complex injection, and Dexona and Gentamycin ampoules.

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