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    The Telangana State Drug Control Administration (DCA) recently conducted raids at three clinic locations operated by unqualified practitioners. Medicines stocked at these clinics were seized by officials during the raids.

    One of the clinics belonged to Bakkathatla Nagesh in Singampalle village, Jayashankar Bhupalapally. Another clinic was run by Ashok Kumar in Sanjay Gandhi Nagar, Jeedimetla, Medchal-Malkajgiri. The third person, identified as Jalandhar, operated a facility in Yedira village, Mahabubnagar district.

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    During the raids, DCA teams confiscated 70 varieties of drugs worth Rs 95,000 from these clinics. The officials found a large stock of medicines including antibiotics, steroids, analgesics, cough syrups, antiulcer drugs, antidiabetics, antihypertensives, and higher-generation antibiotics.

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    In a separate raid, TSDCA officials seized Ayurvedic medicine ‘Mahasudarshan Kadha,’ manufactured by Om Pharmaceuticals in Bengaluru and marketed by Shree Dhootapeswar in Mumbai. This product was being sold in the market with false claims of treating fevers, which violates the Drugs and Magic Remedies (Objectionable Advertisements) Act, 1954.

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    Additionally, TSDCA officials confiscated ‘ITZOCAP-200 Capsules’ (Itraconazole Capsules 200 mg) at a medical shop in Sangareddy. These capsules are subject to price control under the Drugs (Prices Control) Order, 2013, with a ceiling price set by the National Pharmaceutical Pricing Authority (NPPA).

    The product ‘Itraconazole Capsules 200 mg,’ sold under the brand name ‘ITZOCAP-200 Capsules’ (B No. MPC23023A), manufactured by Micro Organics Pharmaceuticals (India) Pvt Ltd, located at Ogli, Suketi Road, Kala-Amb, Sirmour, Himachal Pradesh, has an MRP of Rs 299 for a pack containing 10 capsules, equating to Rs 29.90 per capsule. However, the NPPA has set the cost of the medicine at Rs 22.12 for one capsule.

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