Governor seeks end to sale of spurious drugs

Governor NN Vohra Sunday directed Controller, Drug and Food Control Organization (DFCO), to take immediate action against manufacturers of spurious and sub-standard drugs in J&K, officials said.

Governor NN Vohra Sunday directed Controller, Drug and Food Control Organization (DFCO), to take immediate action against manufacturers of spurious and sub-standard drugs in J&K, officials said. 

The Governor also issued instructions that the Director should furnish a report on the specific action taken by DFCO in the past one year to check the manufacture and sale of sub-standard/spurious drugs in the market, they added.

Earlier, the Central Drugs Standard Control Organization (CDSCO) had found that a large number of drug samples lifted from various hospitals in J&K were not of standard quality and out of 156 drug samples taken 27 were declared "not of standard quality".

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