J&K suspends licenses of 22 drug firms for violation of norms

J&K suspends licenses of 22 drug firms for violation of norms
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JAMMU: The Jammu and Kashmir government has suspended 22 firms’ licenses to operate in Jammu for violation of the provisions of Drugs and Cosmetics Act, 1940, a official said today.
According to the spokesperson of Drugs and Food Control Organisation (DF&CO), a team carried out surprise checking of more than 70 medical retail outlets in the rural belts of Jammu district.
“During the special drive, action against 22 firms was initiated for indulging in unethical trade practices and committing breaches of the provisions of Drugs and Cosmetics Act, 1940 and rules there under,” he said.
The DF&CO has disallowed operations of 22 firms by suspending their licenses for violation of the provisions of Drugs and Cosmetics Act, 1940 and rules there under, the spokesperson said.
Samples of more than 30 formulations like antibiotics, PPIs, steroids, NSAIDs have been sent to State Drug Testing Laboratories to ascertain their quality. This is to ensure that quality medicines are made available to the people,” he said.
The DF&CO asked medicine dealers to ensure that vaccines are stored between 2 degrees Celsius to 8 degrees Celsius.
Firms found violating the above norms would be taken to task and their licenses would be suspended, it said.

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