Kashmir safe haven for spurious drugs

Reiterating that Kashmir is a safe haven for spurious drugs as the markets are unregulated and unchecked, Doctors Association Kashmir on Sunday said less than 1 per cent of the drugs get checked and more than 99 per cent of medicines are without quality assurance in the valley.

World Health Organization (WHO) in its recent report revealed that fake drugs are being used in developing countries like India that are killing tens of thousands of children each year, DAK President Nisar ul Hassan said.

This, he said vindicates ‘our stand that spurious drugs are given to patients’.

He said according to WHO report one in ten medicines in low and middle-income nations like India is either falsified or substandard.

“This is just a small fraction of the total problem as most of these cases go unreported,” he added.

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