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FDA In North East Region Intercepts Unregistered Pharmaceuticals1 min read

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The Food and Drug Authority (FDA) in the North East Region, has confiscated unregistered pharmaceutical products across the six districts in the region.

The items were destroyed at the Gambaga dam site.

The Regional Director of the FDA, Jacob Amoako Mensah, said his office is poised to rid the region of illicit and unregistered pharmaceuticals.

Speaking to Citi News after destroying the seized items, Mr. Mensah said the FDA has, in the last four months, combed the entire six districts of the region and conducted market surveillance in all the over-the-counter medicine shops.

They have also retrieved a number of unregistered pharmaceutical products that are not to be sold by over-the-counter medicine sellers. “Because for pharmaceuticals, we are supposed to buy them with prescriptions and these drugs found are not supposed to be sold.” He also emphasized the readiness of his outfit to rid the region of unregistered pharmaceuticals.

The FDA North East Regional Director urged the public to be careful with the drugs they buy, expressing worry that the youth are engaged in the drugs.

Source: Citi News


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