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    The Telangana Drugs Control Administration (DCA) conducted a raid at Hikma Sehat Care in Golconda. They found ‘Saheth Care Powder’ which falsely claims to treat diabetes and blood pressure. This violates the Drugs and Magic Remedies (Objectionable Advertisements) Act, 1954.

    The Act prohibits the advertisement of certain drugs for specific diseases and disorders. It is illegal to publish advertisements about these diseases and disorders.

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    During a special drive to detect medicines with misleading advertisements, DCA officials found ‘Saheth Care Powder’ at Hikma Sehat Care. They seized 60 bottles worth Rs 18,000.

    In another raid, DCA officials raided the clinic of a quack named Imran Khan in Chandrayanagutta. He poses as a ‘Rural Medical Practitioner’ and practices medicine without qualification. The officials found a stock of medicines without any drug license, including antibiotics, analgesics, anti-ulcer drugs, anti-hypertensives, and anti-diabetics. They seized a total stock worth Rs 1,02,000.

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    The officials also discovered higher-generation ‘antibiotic injections’ at the clinic. Selling antibiotics without qualification can have harmful effects on public health.

    The raids were carried out by T Rajamouli, Assistant Director, Hyderabad, B Lakshmi, Drugs Inspector, Charminar, and Ch Swapna, Drugs Inspector, Jubilee Hills. Samples were taken for analysis and further investigation will be conducted.

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    The DCA stated that wholesalers/dealers who supply medicines to unqualified individuals selling drugs without a license are also punishable under the Drugs and Cosmetics Act. Strict action will be taken against them.

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