Lahore: Crackdown on illegal ads of medicine
LAHORE: District Coordination Officer (DCO) Muhammad Ijaz on Monday, directed a crackdown against the illegal advertisement of medicines and quacks.
Presiding over a monthly meeting of the Provincial Quality Control Board (PQCB) here at his office, the meeting informed that about 51 chalans of medical storeowners had been brought before the DCO court. The storeowners were charged for selling banned medicines including expired medicines, and medicines kept outside refrigerators, and fled from the medical stores without inspection. Some were also charged for the non-availability of their sale purchase records.
The DCO heard the cases and directed the concerned authority to send 21 chalan forms to the drug courts against the owners of the debased medical stores. While giving warning notices to 17 owners, the remaining cases were handed over to drug inspectors for re-inspection.
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