Codeine phosphate is that one drug that has become highly available amongst other options of intoxication. The Mumbai Crime Branch recently caught hold of 18 boxes that had around 999 bottles of Correx Cough syrup. This medicine is regularly transported from UP and is sold for three times more than the original price. RTI activist RPY Rao said that the presence of such a huge consignment of narcotics in the market reflects the weakness of the police. He further said that the FDA also had to pay attention to this, but he did not even pay attention. In this case, the FDA should have filed a case against the accused immediately but the FDA is not taking any action.
In this matter, FDA joint secretary (medicine) Vinita Thomas said while talking to Mumbai Live that the FDA had no information about the matter, and she is trying to get more details about the case.
Condemning the statement, Rao said that the FDA is simply neglecting its responsibility.
Umesh Khke, a worker of the public health movement, says that this is the result of the poor coordination between the FDA and the police.