Medical dept warns against misleading advts

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IMPHAL, Mar 8: The Medical Department, Government of Manipur has notified to all concerned individuals that in provision of Sections 4 and 5 of ‘The Drugs and Magic Remedies (objectionable advertisements) Act, 1954’ no person will promote in any form any misleading advertisements of drugs for remedies which are alleged to possess magic qualities.

According to a release of the department, the maximum punishment for violation or contravenes of the said Act is one year imprisonment with or without fine under Section 7 of the said act.

It is informed to all the concerned in the state-company/agents/retailers/media (all forms) to refrain from publishing misleading Advertisements of drugs of some of the Ayurveda and Homeopathic medicines, in the interest of the general public, it said.

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