HYDERABAD: The Telangana Drug Control Administration officials found 110 medical shops across the state selling skin creams containing steroids.
DCA Director Akun Sabharwal said raids were carried out over the last two days to curb the sale of skin creams containing steroids or other combinations without a valid prescription. “As many as 110 chemists across the state were found indulging in this illegal practice. Cases under Section 65 of the Drugs & Cosmetics Act have been registered against them,’’ he said.
Some of these harmful skin creams are skin light cream, Melacare cream, Look brite cream, Lumaglo cream, Melalite 15 cream and Panderm+. Four medical shops each in Secunerabad, SR Nagar and Rajendranagar, three each in Gowliguda, Jeedimetla and Chikkadpally, five in Malkajgiri, two in Hayatnagar and one in Saroornagar were found guilty.