Big boxes of protein powders are sold at anything between Rs7000-RS14000, depending on the company and quality of the product.
Made of Whey these powders have preservatives and some are adulterated. Hand-written price tags are the most common indicators of a fake over-priced products.
Imported from USA and Australia these protein powders are sold at double prices. Because of the rising popularity of these products duplication has become easier and more wide-spread.
Located in The Phoenix Mall, Velachery, Doctors Pharmacy is just one of the many who sell protein powders at higher rates and sometimes fake imported products.
The Pharmacist at the counter was un-informed and un-responsive to many questions asked. His knowledge on the products at his workplace is almost next to zero.
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Weight-loss medicines and other herbal products are sold openly without any prescriptions. The customer needs to simply demand a medicine, no questions are asked.