Published On : Sat, Jun 13th, 2015

Strange things happening in pharma products

Nagpur: Paracetamol is a medicine that is commonly purchased and available without Doctor’s prescription. It is used to bring down fever. (Crocin is one of the most popular brand names of Paracetamol).

Social media is buzzed by a post  in which it says a person bought a strip of Paracetamol + Caffeine called Flame. Perhaps because it is a combination drug it has the warning ‘H’ drug – to be sold under the direction of a Medical Practitioner only.”

But look at the strip more carefully. In the stamped information it says

B.No. 15/016
Manufacturing date – 4 / 16

We presume this means in the 4th month of 2016; i,e, April 2016. How is this miracle possible unless someone went in a time machine to the next year, manufactured this medicine in the April of 2016 that is yet to come and brought it back to 2015 June to sell in the market in real time?

If we assume this is American or some new way of putting date and it means 16th of April, how come the Expiry date is 3/18? Does it mean that it will expire on the 18th of March, that is a month before production?

Which ever way you look at it, the dates are strange and impossible logically.

Someone playing April Fool?

The name of the manufacturer is Vishal Pharmaceutical Laboratories,Indore

This is definitely a case of misbranding; spurious medication or Science Fiction.

You decide which one!

...Sunita Mudaliar (Associate Editor, Nagpur Today)

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