Dangerous game

Syllabus: GS- II, Subject: Current affairs, Topic: Important Supreme Court Judgements, Issue: False and misleading advertisements

Context: Contempt notice issued to Patanjali Ayurveda in Coronil false advertisement case.

Key concerns:

  • Patanjali’s ads breached the Drugs and Magic Remedies Act, 1954.
  • Despite court warnings, Patanjali kept promoting products as cures, ignoring evidence-based medicine.
  • Government’s failure to act against Patanjali hints at complicity, risking public health.


  • Government favoritism in health and medicine is highly dangerous.
  • Commercial interests should not override public health and safety.
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