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Prescription drug Suhagra cause for Snapdeal and seller prosecution in Karnataka

The Karnataka drugs controller will begin prosecution against executives of online marketplace Snapdeal, and an owner and staffer of Ludhiana-based retailer Herbal Health Care for selling prescription drug Suhagra-100, reports the Economic Times. The order named Snapdeal CEO Kumar Bahl, and COO Rohit Bansal for providing a platform for the sale of the drug. MediaNama has reached out to Snapdeal for details and will update this when we hear from them. The order also named Mrs Shetty and Pushpinder Kumar Singhala from Herbal Health Care. 'Suhagra' On December 21, the state drug controller permitted an assistant drug controller in Belagavi (Belgaum) to begin proceedings against the two parties. Suhagra is Schedule H drug, which means that it cannot be sold without a prescription from a registered doctor. It is used for treatment of erectile disorders and pulmonary hypertension. In 2014, drug control officers in Belagavi had carried out a sting operation by ordering Suhagra, they received the order and were able to pay for it as well. The regulator also found that the seller, Herbal Health Care did not have a valid license to sell the drug. According to ET, the order said that the seller had violated Section 18A and 18C of the Drugs and Cosmetics Act, rules relating to disclosure of name of manufacturer or a drug, and sale of drugs without license. Is Suhagra still available online?  On ShopClues, MediaNama attempted to purchase the drug from the same seller, but the site showed that the seller is now…

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