Thane: 25 homeopathy practitioners have come under the radar of Maharashtra Food and Drug Administration (FDA) on account of storing allopathic medicines in large quantities.
TOI reports that the Maharashtra Food and Drug Administration has sent letters to around 25 homeopaths asking them to explain their large stocks of allopathic drugs.
The matter revealed after an audit of bills that was conducted in March when the drug regulator had come across several “big” purchases of allopathic medicines by homeopathy practitioners from wholesalers.
Consequent to the audit, the Thane branch of FDA asked the Homeopathic practitioners regarding the purchase of alternative medicine, how they were stored and dispensed.
Another FDA official told the daily that the storage of these crosspathy medicines was against the norms of the Drugs and Cosmetics Act. The homeopathy practitioners were found handing out loose medicines.
“Some also store injectables and steroids without following storage conditions,” the official further added.