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Case filed on illegal drug sale

THE ASIAN AGE. | VRUSHALI PURANDARE
Published : Jun 11, 2019, 3:41 am IST
Updated : Jun 11, 2019, 3:41 am IST

When he received the pills, he informed the FDA about it and made them aware of how easy it was to procure such drugs online.

A drug controller of the Maharashtra Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has filed a complaint at the Kamothe police station in Pen, Raigad district on Monday, with regards to the online sale of medical termination of pregnancy (MTP) and sleeping pills. (Photo: AFP) (Photo: Representational)
 A drug controller of the Maharashtra Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has filed a complaint at the Kamothe police station in Pen, Raigad district on Monday, with regards to the online sale of medical termination of pregnancy (MTP) and sleeping pills. (Photo: AFP) (Photo: Representational)

Mumbai: A drug controller of the Maharashtra Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has filed a complaint at the Kamothe police station in Pen, Raigad district on Monday, with regards to the online sale of medical termination of pregnancy (MTP) and sleeping pills. The buying and selling of such medicines online is illegal. Currently, no law has been formulated to ensure proper regulation of the sale of such drugs. According to the Maharashtra Registered Pharmacists Association (MRPA), people tend to use the online platform for purchase of sleeping and MTP pills and other harmful medicines. To check how easy it was to buy such medicines online, Kailash Tandale, president of MRPA ordered MTP pills online. When he received the pills, he informed the FDA about it and made them aware of how easy it was to procure such drugs online. Taking cognisance of the same, a FDA drug controller, Mukund Donglikar, said, “This is an absolutely unfair practice and we’ve taken necessary action against it. We have investigated this incident and filed a FIR at Kamote police station. These MTP pills were sent from Uttar Pradesh; the police will carry out further investigation.”

Tags: illegal drugs, food and drug administration