Cuttack: A special Drugs Control squad on Friday seized 170 boxes, containing nearly 17,000 fake anti-viral drug Favipiravir earlier prescribed for the treatment of COVID-19 patients, from a chemist shop at Kanika Chhak here.
“The spurious medicines were seized before the stock was released in the open market in Odisha. These have been sent to a lab for testing,” informed State Drugs Controller, Annada Sankar Das.
He further said that they have informed about the incident to Madhya Pradesh government after the preliminary investigation revealed a part of the stock was sent to Gwalior.
Stating that the spurious Favipiravir medicines were procured from Uttar Pradesh, he said that they would take up the matter with the government concerned.