suspected spurious drugs seized. Media note and public alert
On 07.12.2015, the Officers of Drugs Control Administration in Ongole, Kurnool and Kadapa have seized 58 varieties of drugs worth Rs.5 Lakhs suspected to be spurious in nature which were sold by an unlicensed firm M/s Osheen Organics, Jaipur, Rajasthan said to be manufactured in the name of a fictitious company M/s Avya Health Care, 11, Industrial Area, Rudrapur(Village), Mandi(Dist), Himachal Pradesh with no license and the drugs consists of tablets, capsules and syrups/suspensions were sold to 12 States in the country including Andhra Pradesh.
A massive drive is taken in all the districts of A.P to identify the distributors, sample the drugs, seize and recall the drugs purportedly manufactured by M/s Avya Health Care, 11, Industrial Area, Rudrapur(Village), Mandi(Dist), Himachal Pradesh and sold/distributed by M/s Osheen Organics, Jaipur, Rajasthan. So far 58 varieties of drugs were seized from the following distributors which consists of Antibiotics, Pain killers, Anti-emetics, Anti-cough & cold, Anti-protozoal, Iron&Vitamin and Anti-ulcers in the form of tablets, capsules and syrups/suspensions
1. M/s Venkata Medical Corporation, Illendu vari street, Ongole – 18 varieties
2. M/s MSB Medical & Surgical Agencies, Raja Street, Kurnool - 4 varieties
3. M/s MNS Medical & Surgical Enterprises, Kallur, Kurnool - 23 varieties
4. M/s BA Allah’s Pharma, Vinayak Nagar, Kadapa - 13 varieties
All the above drugs are sampled for analysis and are being sent to Government Drugs Control Laboratory, Vijayawada and will be analyzed on top priority.
All the seizures of drugs are intimated to the Hon’ble Courts and further investigation is taken up by the respective Drugs Inspectors and complaints will be filed against all the responsible persons/firms under the provisions of Drugs and Cosmetics Act, 1940 and Rules, 1945 related to dealing with drugs manufactured without license and of the spurious nature of the drugs.
All the consumers are requested not to use the drugs labelled as manufactured by M/s Avya Health Care, 11, Industrial Area, Rudrapur(Village), Mandi(Dist), Himachal Pradesh and the Physicians are requested not to prescribe the same and are also requested to give information of availability of any such drugs to the nearest office of the Drugs Inspector/Assistant Director in the District or call the Director General, Drugs Control Administration on 040-23814119 or email to email@example.com in public interest.
Director General, Drugs & Copy Rights
Drugs Control Administration, A.P