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    Close on the heels of recent raids by the Special Operations Team (SOT) to check the sale and use of drugs and other illegal substances, the Drug Control Administration (DCA) conducted inspections of pharmacies in Ranga Reddy district. The goal was to determine if habit-forming medicines were being widely sold.

    The inspection was carried out by a team of drug inspectors from Balapur, Hayathnagar, and Saroornagar mandals. They were led by the Assistant Director of the Drug Control Department in Ranga Reddy. The inspections were conducted under the instructions of the Director-General of the Drug Control Administration, Kamalasan Reddy.

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    The team inspected five medical shops in the Errakunta area during the afternoon. Although no discrepancies were found during the inspections, officials stated that routine check-ups would continue to ensure the safe and regulated sale of medicines.

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    According to officials, there are a total of 3,350 pharmacies in the jurisdiction of the AD DCA Ranga Reddy. Saroornagar has 1,500 pharmacies, Balapur has 800, Hayathnagar has 600, and Maheshwaram has 450. In a previous inspection in January, violations such as the absence of pharmacists, sale of medicines without prescriptions, and trade without sale bills were found at the same location.

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    However, officials confirmed that no such discrepancies were found this time. Nevertheless, surprise crackdowns will continue to be conducted by the DCA. The inspection was carried out by a team consisting of drug inspectors Balapur V Ravi Kumar, DI Saroornagar J Nagaraju, and DI Hayathnagar L Raju, under the leadership of Assistant Director Anjum Abida.

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