Seven people, including an MBBS doctor and owner of a pharmaceutical factory, were arrested by the crime branch of the Delhi police for allegedly manufacturing spurious medicines
Officials of the Food Safety and Drug Administration (FSDA) have issued a statewide alert following reports that fake life-saving cancer drugs and other spurious medicines were being supplied in various parts of Uttar Pradesh. The focus is on identifying drugs similar to those found during Delhi Police's crackdown on rackets in Ghaziabad and Haryana's Sonepat in UP, the official said.
Seven people, including an MBBS doctor and a pharmaceutical factory owner, have been arrested by the crime branch of the Delhi Police for allegedly manufacturing fake drugs and supplying them to India, China, Bangladesh and Nepal as genuine life-saving cancer drugs. A total of 20 international brands of cancer drugs worth over Rs 8 crore were seized from the arrested persons.
"Counterfeit anti-cancer drugs, packaging material, stickers, cartons, syrup bottles along with a batch printing machine were recovered from an illegal packaging unit in Ghaziabad on November 11," said AK Jain, Drug Controller, Uttar Pradesh.
“The gang running this illegal unit had people with B.Tech, MBBS and other professional degrees. But our main concern now is where all these drugs were being supplied and hence we have circulated brand and label details to our drug inspectors across the state,” added Jain.
Samples from the recovered stock were sent to labs to analyze what was used to make these fake drugs.