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Shocking! Paracetamol samples fail laboratory tests in UP, 90% injections given to patients

Nearly 9,000 injections had already been used for treating patients by the time the report was out, sources said.

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New Delhi Updated on: January 23, 2019 14:06 IST
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Paracetamol injections fail laboratory tests

The injections of popular medicine Paracetamol have failed in medical tests conducted by a drug inspector, a report published with the Navbharat Times said. The injections, which were supplied to a medical center in Uttar Pradesh’s Unnao by a private company in September 2018 could not withstand the tests, it said, adding the amount of particulate matter in the medicine was not found to be sufficient in the test.

According to the report, the company had supplied 10,000 injections of Paracetamol to the medical center nearly 6 months ago, out of which 90 per cent of the injections have already been used for the treatment of patients.

Medicines in the state are purchased by the CMSD store in Lucknow. Such stores are set up in all districts of the state for the purchase of medicines for sale.

The injections which were supplied by the private company were provided to various medical institutions during summers, when risks of diseases are on a high.

Drug Inspector Ajay Kumar had later sent samples of these injections from a government store in Unnao for testing.

After the injections had failed the test, a notice was sent to the store manager, asking to stop the supply of the Paracetamol injections.

Nearly 9,000 injections had already been used for treating patients by the time the report was out, the report quoted sources as saying.

Meanwhile, CMO Dr. Lalta Prasad has demanded an investigation into the injections and has written a letter to the concerned authorities in Lucknow in this regard, the report said.

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