The Tamil Nadu Government has started to take strict action against drug retailers after police seized expired drugs in Chennai.
A recent raid by the police on the godown of a reputed company yielded medicines worth Rs ten million, most of which are thought to be vitamin and pregnancy pills.
"The question of spurious drugs and recycling of expired drugs is a very serious issue and this particular issue has been brought to the government and to the people concerned through our informants. The Department immediately plunged into action and we have booked cases against the culprits under the drugs and cosmetics act. We have also filed cases against them in the court," said Tamil Nadu Principal Secretary for Health and Family Welfare Department V K Subburaj.
This action has come about after the State's Drug Control Authority conducted surprise raids on medical shops and small drug companies in the state.