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Poisons flooding pharmacies

It is hard to believe. But true. Poisonous drugs are flooding the pharmacies across the state posing serious threat to the health sector.

Banned drugs are still for sale in the open market. Analgin is easily available in the pharmacies. Doctors do not prescribe the tablets. But consumers buy it as pain killer which can cause bone marrow depression.

Similarly consumption of cisapride to get rid of acidity and constipation can cause irregular heartbeat. Similarly, one who takes phenolphthalein for laxative runs the risk of cancer.

But strange are the ways of the health department. The heavily manned department has yet to step in. “Why the drugs inspectors are averse to conduct raid in the pharmacies. When will the prisoners of conscience awake?,” said a doctor who does not want his name to be disclosed.

Medicine

Use

Reason of ban

Rosiglitazone malegate

anti diabetic

heart failure

Cerivastatin

anti hyperlipidemic

fatal rhabdomyolysis

Analgin

pain killer

bone marrow depression

Cisapride

acidity & constipation

irregular heartbeat

Droperidol

anti-depressant

irregular heartbeat

Furazollidon

anti-diarroreal

cancer

Himesulide

pain killer

liver failure

Phenolphthalein

laxative

cancer

Hitrofurazone

anti-bacterial cream

cancer

Piperazine

anti-worms

nerve damage

Quiniodochlor

anti-diarrhoeal

damage to sight

 

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