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16 counterfeit drug factories closed in 2016

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Health Desk: Jan 08, 2017 --The Directorate of Drug Administration sealed off a total of 16 spurious drugs producing factories and seized a huge quantity of fake and unregistered drugs equivalent to Taka 16 crore in 2016.

An official of Directorate of Drug Administration said that the directorate and mobile courts realized over Taka 6 crore from the owners of the already closed down 16 factories and 20 pharmacies after it found them guilty of producing and selling spurious and unregistered drugs. Over 2000 cases have so far been lodged and 52 persons have been sentenced to different jail terms to this end, the official added.

The official, however, said that the drive against the spurious drugs would be intensified, and all possible measures would also be taken to follow the approved the Drug Policy.