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Health alert Large quantities of expired drugs seized

Kwame Nsiah-Poku, Regional Director of the FDA said the owners of the chemical shops will be arraigned before court Tuesday March 29.

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Drugs being sold in the market play

Drugs being sold in the market

The Food and Drugs Authority (FDA) has seized over a hundred expired drugs that were on sale in the Central Region.

The drugs were seized from two chemical stores in the Komenda Edina Eguafo Abirem (KEEA) district when municipal health officers and the FDA were on their routine inspection.

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Kwame Nsiah-Poku, Regional Director of the FDA said the owners of the chemical shops will be arraigned before court Tuesday March 29.

"We seized some expired products from two chemical shops…we had information that they had expired products on their shelves and they were selling to unsuspecting citizens," he said.

"So, we went to the place, did inventory and found out that it was true. So, we seized all the drugs and handed them [owners of the shops] over to the police, he told Accra-based Class FM in an interview.

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"The drugs had different expiration dates. From 2014 and 2015…because the drugs are expired, their efficacy, quality, and safety cannot be guaranteed, and we deem it unfit for human consumption," he added.

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