HYDERABAD:Telangana Drug Control Administration inspected pharmaceutical units in three districts and seized prohibited drugs worth Rs 33.75 lakh.
Based on a specific information, 25 pharma units in Hyderabad, Medak, and Rangareddy, were inspected recently by drug inspectors and assistant directors, Akun Sabharwal, Director of Telangana Drug Control Administration (DCA). has said.
In one of the case, Rs 4 lakh worth fish feed supplement containing Ivermectin was found in the warehouse of Herbochem in Balanagar and the stock was prohibited for sale.Deputy director and licensing authority of the DCA M Amrutha Rao said, “The unit does not have licence to use Ivermectin to manufacture the fish feed supplement. After preparation, the finished product is being sold in Andhra Pradesh.’’
In another case, 500 kg of Lactic Acid Bacillus worth Rs 4.75 lakh was seized from Microbax (India) Limited, Patancheru.
It was also found that the unit bought the product from one company and sold to another in the US claiming they manufactured it. This is violation under Section 17 (b) (e) of Drugs and Cosmetics Act.
In 23 other units, good manufacturing practices (GMP) were not followed. Some of the practices like upkeep of air ducts to maintain hygiene was not followed. Showcause notices were served on the 25 units.