NEW DELHI: The pharma industry has come up with a solution to curb the menace of fake drugs being rampantly sold in the country. The industry has sought permission of chemicals ministry, the administrative ministry for drug pricing, to allow an increase of 3-4% on drug retail prices so that it can introduce tamper-proof packaging on those medicines.

In a recent investigation in states such as Uttar Pra desh, samples of popular drugs such as Becosule, Brufen, Sorbitrate, Voveron, Dispirin, Anancin, Cetrizine and Crocin, and cough syrups Benadryl, Corex and Phensedyl were found to be spurious. A range of fake injections were also discovered.

Rupali Mukherjee
21 August 2007

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