The Maharashtra Navnirman Sena (MNS) has urged the food and drug administration (FDA) to impose ban on the open sale of sedatives. A delegation of the party leaders recently met FDA officials and apprise them of the issue. They claimed that medicines like cough syrup which contain are being sold without proper prescription from the doctor in the city by some medical stores. The delegation was led by Iqbal Rizvi. The workers of Maharashtra Nav Nirman Sena also submitted a memorandum to the assistant commissioner of Food and Drugs Administration.
In the memorandum, the workers mentioned that the youths in Nagpur fall prey to the cough syrup, painkillers and whitener which have alcohol. These medicines can be sold without the prescription of doctors and due to the easy access the use of such medicines has increased, the workers alleged. They demanded that such medicines should not be sold without the prescription and necessary action should be taken against the pharmacists if they sold the medicines without prescriptions.
MNS workers Arun Moundekar, Mahesh Joshi, Umesh Utarkhede, Manisha Papadkar, Sangeeta Sontakke, Kalpana Chavan, Moreshwar Katarmal, Arun Tiwari, Nitin Khanorkar, Vikram Gupta, Parag Sawji, Adv Vijay Deshpande, Yuvraj Nagpure and other were the part of the delegation.