the Federal Investigation Authority (FIA), personnel of the Drug
Regulatory Authority of Pakistan (DRAP) raided one of the local
industries in Islamabad’s Kahuta industrial area here Saturday, leading
to the discovery of unlawful manufacturing of Sofasbuvir tablets, which
are used for the treatment of Hepatitis C, and Everlong tablets, the
registration of which has long been withdrawn.
against unregistered, spurious and fake medicines has been intensified
on the directions of Minister for Health Saira Afzal Tarar. Talking to
this scribe, the minister said, “I have already announced zero tolerance
for manufacturing of unregistered and spurious drugs. Several factories
have been sealed and action as per law is being taken without
discrimination.” She added that all field offices of DRAP in the
provinces have been asked to maintain strict vigil on the criminal trade
of spurious drugs and take immediate and stern action under the law.
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