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Case against two pharma agencies for distributing spurious medicines in Thane

May 11,2024

Thane: A case has been registered against two pharmaceutical agencies for allegedly distributing spurious drugs to hospitals in Maharashtra’s Thane city, police said on Saturday. Based on a complaint lodged by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), a first information report (FIR) was registered under sections 420 (cheating), 468 (forgery), 273 (sale of noxious food or drink) and other relevant provisions of the Indian Penal Code and the Drugs and Cosmetics Act of 1940, an official said.

According to the complaint, FDA officials inspected medicines at the government hospital in Thane on December 11, 2023, and found that some were spurious, he said.

The two agencies allegedly sold spurious medicines to the Thane Civil Hospital and other hospitals and supplied these drugs to different parts of the country, the official said.

Source: Pharma

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