Of spurious drugs
Drug policy debate apart, the question is different. Are we really bothered about spurious drugs and the damage they do
DRUG DEBATE BY IRSHAD AHMAD
Over the past two months there has been a big debate over the drug policy and the spurious drugs in the market. Pharma professionals held protests claiming that if drug policy is implemented in the state it will lead them to joblessness and even make some of them bankrupt. On the other hand government is claiming that once drug policy is implemented it will boost a common man to a very large extent and there wouldn’t be any spurious drugs in the market as drugs will be supplied by them to their counters in the hospital premises. The big question that pharma related people are asking to the government is, where are the spurious drugs, how many arrests have you made so far and how many licenses has been terminated?
There is a drug monitoring council in the Kashmir which is properly functioning. Every now and then they are taking samples from the chemist shops in order to test whether there is any deficiency in the said composition of the product or not. As of now they have never claimed that the tests which they have done on the drugs were below to any extent as mentioned on the product. If we still believe that government is concerned about the health of the people than why didn’t Health Minister took any action when “Food Safety Standards Authority of India” recently revealed that 83% of the milk sold in the Kashmir is toxic and could lead to gastroenteritis, food poisoning, endocrinology and several other chronic diseases.
It creates so many doubts on the minds that why is this government after the livelihood of the thousands of the persons when there is no proof that the drugs they are promoting are spurious ones.
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