Spurious drugs in J&K continue unabated: DAK

With trade of spurious dugs allegedly continuing unabated in Jammu and Kashmir, the Doctors Associ-ation Kashmir (DAK) today said that nothing is being done to curb the menace.
Alarmed by the reports of widespread presence of these drugs, the president DAK Dr Nisar-ul-Hassan said State has turned to be safe bastion for trade in spurious and substandard drugs. “Every day patients suffer and even die because of this menace. In a recent report, an antidiabetic drug, Blisto-4MF, manufactured in Jammu was found spurious and the quantity of drug was found nil in the sample taken,” he said.
The DAK president quoting another report said three injections, namely Dicloliv, Phener-gram B and Lezon lifted from Sopore and Baramulla, after public uproar, were declared spurious. “Another antibiotic drug, metronidazole continued its use in Kashmir hospitals for 4 months after being declared substandard,” he said.
J&K has become a gold mine for spurious drugs as the market is unregulated and unchecked, said the DAK president, adding that the people have lost confidence in drugs and healthcare system because on ground nothing has changed and no serious efforts have been made to weed out the menace of spurious drugs.

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