Health News Thu, 14 Feb 2013

Pharmaceutical Society alarmed over fake drug importation

The Greater Accra Chairman of the Pharmaceutical Society of Ghana has described as unfortunate news about the importation of fake drugs into the country.

Ernest Aboagye said he is alarmed and worried at such a discovery but said a greater danger is the practice where drugs are dispensed at both private and public health facilities without the supervision of pharmacists.

His comments come hours after the FDB issued a health alert about the importation of fake MIMET (Ergometrine) and Rox-Clav 625 Tablets into the country.

In an interview with Joy News, Ernest Aboagye said his outfit is not relenting in its efforts to ensure that the medicines given to end users are of high standards.


He said the huge problem facing the country is supervision at the various dispensaries and pharmacies.

According to him, too many pharmacies, private and public, have been selling drugs of different types to unsuspecting patients with dire consequences to the health of the patients.

He said the Council in the recent past took the National Health Insurance Authority to court over the same matter, stressing, there must not be an occasion where medicine is sold out without the presence of a pharmacist.

Such practices, he noted, is a huge public risk to Ghanaians.

Source: myjoyonline