Fake Medicine Sale In Odisha: Glenmark Issues Advisory On How To Know Originality
Bhubaneswar: In the wake of distribution and sale of its duplicate products in Odisha, pharmaceutical company Glenmark has advised the people to purchase medicines only from authorised drug stores and chemists.
In an advisory issued by the company on Thursday, the pharma major condemned duplication of medicines Telma 40 and Telma AM, produced by it. “We at Glenmark, strongly condemn the counterfeiting of our products, Telma 40 and Telma AM in Cuttack, Odisha. We are a responsible corporate citizen and pride ourselves on patient safety. In that respect, we are taking all necessary measures, including closely working with the government authorities, to address this counterfeiting menace,” the company said.
“To avoid being taken in by counterfeit products in the future, we recommend our consumers to purchase medicines only from authorised drug stores and chemists, thus ensuring product authenticity and their safety,” it said.
In case of any queries, Glenmark advised the consumers to contact its Global Customer Service Team at Global.CustomerService@glenmarkpharma.com.
It may be noted that a team of Directorate of Drugs Control had found the stock of the BP medicines allegedly manufactured and sold by a fake pharmaceutical company in the name of Glenmark Pharmaceuticals Ltd in the medicine shops in Cuttack recently.
Medicine distributors Puja Enterprises and VR Drug Agencies having wholesale points at Manik Ghosh Bazaar in the city had reportedly procured the spurious drugs from Bengaluru and Gaya and supplied those to more than 100 retailers. The accused duo went underground following the raid and later surrendered at Purighat police station.