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DCA Raids Ayurveda Unit in City

Published: 05th May 2015 06:05 AM  |   Last Updated: 05th May 2015 06:05 AM   |  A+A-

HYDERABAD: Claims that their drugs would cure sexual impotency, enhance breast size, treat diabetes and other ailments landed an Ayurveda manufacturing unit in soup.

Officials of the Telangana Drug Control Administration (DCA), raided the unit located in the city on Monday, and seized some stock and advertisement material worth more than `one lakh.

DCA officials suspect that some allopathic medicines were mixed with the drugs. The officials posed as customers and placed orders with the advertisers, who promoted the drugs and claimed the medicines increase height, enhance breast size, and treat other health issues.

Any person who claims that drugs will treat health issues like diabetes, sexual impotency and some other such conditions is  violating the Drugs & Magic Remedies Act 1954, said an official, adding a total of 54 health issues are listed under the Act. These raids are an effort to put a check on advertisements of drugs of various medicine systems (Ayurveda, Unani and others) in the media, with untrue claims, said the DCA said in a press release.

The drug samples would be tested at a laboratory to find out if any allopathic medicines are mixed in them. The investigation is under progress.

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