Himachal Pradesh unit raided as Madhya Pradesh doctor sells fake Remdesivir

Himachal Pradesh unit raided as Madhya Pradesh doctor sells fake Remdesivir

Himachal drug control authorities today conducted raids at a pharma unit in Kangra district after a doctor was arrested yesterday for selling spurious Remdesivir injections in Indore, MP. - File photo

Lalit Mohan

Tribune News Service

Dharamsala, April 16

Himachal drug control authorities today conducted raids at a pharma unit in Kangra district after a doctor was arrested yesterday for selling spurious Remdesivir injections in Indore, MP.

Sources said the MP drug control authorities conveyed to their Himachal counterparts that the arrested doctor had confessed that he sourced the spurious injections from a pharma unit in the Damtal area of Kangra district.

The production in the unit has been stopped and the authorities have seized its sale records.

State drug controller Navneet Marwah said the Madhya Pradesh authorities had informed them that the spurious Remdesivir injection carried the label of the Tulip Formulations unit in Damtal.

“On the basis of the preliminary inquiry, it cannot be said with certainty that the accused doctor had sourced the drug from the Kangra unit,” the drug controller said, adding that pharma units of the same company are also located in Jammu and the Chintapur area of MP. Records have been sought from the Madhya Pradesh drug control authorities for further inquiry.

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