Huge Stash Of Schedule H Drugs Seized, 2 Arrested In Siliguri

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Siliguri: Two persons were arrested in Siliguri after a huge stash of Schedule H prescription drugs were seized from them on Tuesday.

According to a tip off received by Siliguri Metropolitan Police (SMP), a team from the Detective Department carried out an operation in a godown in Santinagar area of the city, wherein they seized 101 cartons of cough syrups and tablets whose market value stands at about Rs 22 lakhs.

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Under the Drugs and Cosmetics Rules, 1945, ‘Schedule H’ is a prescription of drugs to be sold by the retailer only and when they are prescribed by a registered medical practitioner.

Also, the drugs should not be sold by the retailer without a prescription unlike the over the counter (OTC) drugs which can be sold even without a prescription.

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