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Your medicine could be just chalk

A survey of various pharmacies in Delhi and Chennai revealed that 7 per cent drugs purchased from wholesalers were substandard.

delhi Updated: May 18, 2010 23:16 IST
HT Correspondent

A survey of various pharmacies in Delhi and Chennai revealed that 7 per cent drugs purchased from wholesalers were substandard.

The report of the survey conducted by International Policy Network (IPN) and Liberty Institute, Delhi, revealed that some wholesalers deliberately trade in spurious drugs - 3.6 per cent of drugs from wholesalers contained no active ingredients whatsoever. Some of the spurious drugs contained chalk or talcum powder mixed with a pain reliever to trick and defraud patients.