Drug licence of pharmaceutical firm suspended

Our Correspondent
Tinsukia, May 17: The Drug Licencing Authority Assam has suspended the drug licence of R S Pharmaceuticals owned by one Manish Kumar Chitingia located at Barabazar Tinsukia for violation of conditions of licence granted under Drugs and Cosmetic Rules, 1945 after the pharmaceutical firm concerned allegedly did not respond to the show-cause notice issued on April 12.

A press release issued by Tinsukia Medicine Retailers’ Association (TMRA), while welcoming the suspension order, stated that M/S RS Pharmaceutical having drug licence no. DBR 2357/2358, a medicine whole seller of Tinsukia, had been tempering with rates and charging more than company’s price to retailers (PTR) in many ethical medicines, including drugs under Drug Price Control Order (DPCO) in the consumer items in its computerized bills to medicine retailers of the region for a long time. Besides, the suspended whole seller had been continuously adopting this malpractices by setting and framing its own rates before implementation of GST, the release stated. Following receipt of complaints, K Baishya, senior Instructor of Drugs, carried out the investigation and found RS Pharmaceutical guilty. Subsequently, Deba Kr Das, Senior Inspector of Drugs, Kamrup, and also licencing authority, suspended the drug licence of RS Pharmaceutical with effect from May 16.