Drug regulator shuts down 7 pharmacies in Pulwama

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PULWAMA: Drugs and Food Control Organization (D&FCO) Monday disallowed the operations of seven pharmacy shops in the district Pulwama after they were found operating without services of approved competent staff and for non-availability of license.
According to the controller, Drugs and Food Control Organization, J&K, the inspection was conducted as a part of a drive to eradicate the menace of drug addiction as also operation of chemist shops in violation to regulation.
During the checking, chemist shops M/s Shop of Mushtaq Ahmad, Opp PHC Ladoo Pampore, M/s Harmain Pharmacy,PatulBagh, Galandhar Pampore, M/s Adnan Pharmacy, Paul Bagh, Pampore, M/s Rightway Pharmacy, Galandhar, Pampore, M/s Shop of Shameem Ahmed Magray, Qasbayar, Shadimarg, Pulwama, M/s Shop of Rayees Ahmed Dar,Qasbayar, Shadimarg, Pulwama, and M/s Emaan Pharmacy, Pahoo, Pulwama were found operating without services of approved competent staff, and with non-availability of license.
The inspecting team headed by Irfana Ahmad Deputy Controller Drugs Kashmir Division along with Mohammad Younis-Assistant Controller Drugs (HQ) and Inspector of Drugs Reema Gazala and Sajad Ahmad Wani disallowed the operations of the establishments on spot.
Show cause notices were also issued to 13 firms under the provisions of drugs and cosmetics act and rules after observing that the units were violating regulations.
15 legal samples of various drug formulations of categories including antibiotics, antihypertensive, anti-allergic and veterinary items were lifted for purpose of testing and analysis and referred to government analyst for an opinion with reference to quality.