H&FW deptt warns sale of spurious drugs

DIMAPUR, AUG 3 (NPN): | Publish Date: 8/4/2018 12:03:16 AM IST
 Noting the possibility of the availability of sub-standard, adulterated, spurious and misbranded drugs in the market, Health & Family Welfare (H&FW) department has notified all the responsible stakeholders not to sell substandard and spurious medicines. Informing that standards/quality of drugs and medicines was regulated by Drugs and Cosmetics Act, 1940 and Rules, 1945, the commissioner & secretary H&FW, I Himato Zhimomi, in a notification, said it was mandatory for all stakeholders to strictly comply with the storage conditions/directions issued as per the said Rules. 
The notification stated that the Centre, in order to combat the issue, had amended Drugs and Cosmetics Act 1940 in the year 2008 wherein Section-27(a) was amended and enhanced the offence of dealing such drugs/medicines with an imprisonment for a term which shall not be less than 10 years but shall be extended up to life imprisonment and fine of not less than Rs.10 lakh or three times the value of the drugs confiscated, whichever is more, to have maximum deterrence. 
The commissioner & secretary H&FW has, therefore, cautioned all responsible stakeholders that transactions at all level would be effectively monitored. 
Further, it has been cautioned that any dealers found conducting business in violation of any provision of the above mentioned Act and Rules would be punishable under appropriate Section of the Drugs and Cosmetics Act, 1940. 


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