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717 chemists in AP booked for selling medicines without prescriptions

Hyderabad: The enforcement wing of the state Drugs Control Administration  conducted random checks in the state in  December 2013 and booked more than 717 pharmacies for selling antibiotics without prescriptions.The highest number of offenders were
India TV News Desk January 08, 2014 13:39 IST
India TV News Desk
Hyderabad: The enforcement wing of the state Drugs Control Administration  conducted random checks in the state in  December 2013 and booked more than 717 pharmacies for selling antibiotics without prescriptions.

The highest number of offenders were in Hyderabad with 71 shops followed by Nalgonda, 41 shops, and Nizamabad with 40 shops.

The enforcement wing found that a large number of people were buying antibiotics without any doctor's prescription.

The abuse is rampant in antibiotics for fever, cough, cold, diarrhoea and infectious diseases.