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    The Telangana State Drugs Control Administration (DCA) seized organic almond oil, walnut oil, and kalonji oil from a clinic in Shalibanda for making false health claims. The products were found to have misleading benefits claims, and stocks worth Rs 21,000 were confiscated.

    In another incident, DCA, along with Vigilance and Enforcement officials, raided a quack’s clinic in Irikigudem village, Damarcherla mandal, Nalgonda district. The quack, Dasari Mallaiah, claimed to be a ‘Rural Medical Practitioner’ but was practicing medicine without proper qualifications. Medicines intended for sale were seized during the raid.

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    The Drugs and Magic Remedies (Objectionable Advertisements) Act 1954 prohibits misleading advertisements that claim to treat serious illnesses like cancer, heart disease, diabetes, and obesity. Legal action will be taken against offenders who engage in misleading advertising of disease treatments.

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    During the raid, a large quantity of medicines, including antibiotics, steroids, analgesics, and cough syrups, worth Rs 45,000 were found stored without a drug license. Higher-generation antibiotic injections were also seized, highlighting the public health risks associated with the unauthorized sale of antibiotics by unqualified individuals.

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    Wholesalers and dealers who supply drugs to unqualified individuals without proper licenses are subject to penalties under the Drugs and Cosmetics Act. The DCA enforces the act by issuing drug licenses and conducting surprise inspections on those involved in drug sales. The public can report any illegal activities related to medicines to the DCA through the toll-free number 1800-599-6969.

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