The Directorate of Drugs Control Odisha has ordered the immediate recall of two drugs that are used to treat high blood pressure and heart disease. This comes after multiple raids in Twin City exposed the making and selling of fake BP or hypertension medicines.
In a letter dated September 7, 2022, the office of the Drugs Inspector Bhubaneswar-IV Range told all manufacturers and suppliers to recall Telma-40 (Telmisartan Tablets I.P. 40 mg) of batch no. 18211055 made in March 2022 (expiry date: February 2025) and Telma-AM made in February 2022 (expiry date: January 2025) manufactured by M/s Glenmark Pharmaceuticals Ltd.
“With reference to the subject cited above, you are instructed to stop the sale and purchase of the above-mentioned drug and return back all the drugs to the supplier with immediate effect under intimate to this office. This may be treated as most important,” the letter read.