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A gang manufacturing fake drugs has been busted. The black game of manufacturing and distribution of these drugs was going on in two states. Joint efforts of Telangana Drug Control Administration and Hyderabad Commissioner's Task Force have busted this fake drug racket.
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A gang manufacturing fake drugs has been busted. The black game of manufacturing and distribution of these drugs was going on in two states. Joint efforts of Telangana Drug Control Administration and Hyderabad Commissioner's Task Force have busted this fake drug racket. This operation has been named Operation Jai.

According to the information received, these fake medicines were prepared in the name of Nectar Herbs and Drugs in Kotdwar, Uttarakhand. Medicinal tablets were made with the help of chalk powder and sold in the market imitating the products of leading pharmaceutical companies.

Counterfeit drugs in the name of these brands

Nectar Herbs & Drugs marketed medicines under big brand names like GlaxoSmithKline (GSK), Alkem Laboratories, Aristo Pharmaceuticals and Cipla. The gang used to manufacture drugs like Augmentin 625, Calvum-625, Omnicef-O 200 and Montclair LC.

Labeling in fake company name

A lot of shocking information has come out regarding this operation. During a raid in Malakpet on February 27, three cartoon drugs with fake labels of MPOD-200 tablets, containing 27,200 tablets, were seized. The total cost of these drugs is said to be around ₹7.34 lakh. Meg Lifesciences based in Sirmaur has done the labeling. Actually there is no pharma company by this name.

Fake medicines were also seized in Uttarakhand

The investigation also revealed that this company, Nectar Herbs and Drugs, was not only manufacturing fake drugs but also distributing them in many states including Telangana. On February 29, the premises of Nectar Herbs and Drugs were also raided in Uttarakhand. In which 38,350 fake tablets of Omnicef-O and 200 Cefixime have been seized.

Here Cefixime Tablet 200 mg was fake labeled as Omnicef-O 200 Tablet and its manufacturer name was Aristo Pharma. The DCA said these drugs were fake labeled with batch number BPF232040 in the name of Aristo Pharma. Their manufacturing date is June 2023 and expiry date is May 2025.

35 thousand was available for 1 lakh tablets

The DCA said Vishad Kumar, CEO of Nectar Herbs and Drugs, had allegedly given permission to manufacture these fake medicines in his manufacturing facility. For this he used to get Rs 35,000 for 1 lakh fake tablets. The extent to which these counterfeit drugs are counterfeited can be gauged from the fact that the total value of the drugs seized from this facility is said to be ₹44.33 lakh. Further investigation is going on in this regard.

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