Goa FDA probing source of drug consumed by Russian tourist

By Terrapinzflyer · Nov 15, 2009 · ·
  1. Terrapinzflyer
    Goa FDA probing source of drug consumed by Russian tourist

    Panaji: Goa’s Food and drug Administration (FDA) department has launched a probe into the procurement of ketamine drug after a Russian traveller was found dead due to its overdose.

    “We have written to the police asking for details of the ketamine found next to Russian’s body,” Salim Veljee, deputy director, FDA said this morning.

    He said that only after getting more details, it would be possible to establish whether the ketamine was purchased in the state or brought in from elsewhere.

    A 36-year-old Russian traveller, Tesla Vladislav, was found dead, last week, in a hotel at Calangute in North Goa. A bottle containing sizeable quantity of Ketamine which can double up as narcotics was found lying next to the body.

    The Russian consulate last year had taken strong cognisance of its nationals dying in the coastal state of Goa on their vacations.

    “We are monitoring the sale of ketamine at wholesalers' and retailers' level to curb the misuse. There are 10 to 12 wholesalers who deal in this drug used as anaesthesia,” Veljee said.

    The state health authorities had recently cracked down on pharmacies illegally selling ketamine.

    Sunday, November 15, 2009, 17:27 IST


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  1. adzket
    seems what swim was saying in this thread:
    and a few others put in news forum recently is coming true after all and india who has been a player in the ketamine market since at least the 90's are starting to crack down this will make the situwation hear worse like swim mentioned in thread k shortages and other issues. they still wonder if this is temporey because of commonwelth games next year abit like china did with olympics. they have noticed an incrase in k supplyers shoting up in naboring pakistan to so maybe it will just move. who can say till it plays out just hope they do not make it illegal. swim likes to holiday there a few times a yr. also would like to know how it is a k od for shure as k ld50 is huge way more than any one could snort. inject with out passing out.
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