MP health dept slaps fine on 3 firms for supplying substandard drugs

  • HT Correspondent, Hindustan Times, Bhopal
  • Updated: Dec 08, 2014 17:29 IST

The MP health department has issued notices to three pharmaceutical companies for supplying substandard medicines. The department has also imposed penalties on all the three pharmaceutical companies.

According to orders issued by the health department, three medicines — Salbutamol tablet IP 4mg (batch number WB-14019) of Edrayad Pharmaceuticals Pvt Ltd Nagpur, Multivitamin Tablet (batch number WB-14019) of Wilcure Pvt Ltd Indore and Metronidazole tablet 200 mg (batch number MDT-1305) of La-Chemico Pvt Ltd Kolkata — were found to be of substandard quality during laboratory testing conducted by the food and drugs administration (FDA).

On the basis of the report provided by the FDA laboratory, a penalty amount equivalent to the value of the batch has been imposed over all the three companies.

The amounts levied over the three firms are Rs 30,66,160 on La Chemico Pvt Ltd, Rs 5,87,180 on Wilcure Pvt Ltd and Rs 11,75,000 on Edrayad Pharmaceuticals Pvt Ltd. The firms have been asked to submit the amount within seven days of the issuing order.

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