Bhubaneswar: The Odisha Chemist and Druggist Association has resolved to impose harsher regulations in response to the sale of counterfeit medications in Cuttack. The Association has made the decision to tighten regulations on the purchase of medications from other regions of the nation.
If traders or other members of the business buy medications from companies outside the state instead of doing business with super stockists or C & F agents, they will be expelled from the association. According to the association, this move was made to increase transparency throughout the state’s whole drug procurement process.
We have made the decision to do all of our tradings through authorised stockists and C & F agents as part of our social responsibility. We only want to obtain medications through legitimate sources,” according to Utkal Chemist and Druggist Association general secretary Prashant Mohapatra. Adequate action will be taken against the violators, he added.
Many traders, however, believe that such a move won’t produce the desired outcomes because the state has no authorised stockists for a number of life-saving medications that are produced elsewhere in the nation.
The association’s decision follows the information on the sale of counterfeit medications in Cuttack. Rahul Kyal and Sanjay Jalan were subsequently arrested by Purighat police sleuths in September in relation to the alleged distribution of counterfeit hypertension medications.
Alok Kumar Mishra and Harish Kumar, both from Bihar, were later apprehended by the Commissionerate Police on suspicion of distributing fake blood pressure medications.