FDA, Pharmacy Council Cautions Pharmacies Over Patronage Of Fake Hydrogen Peroxide
The Food and Drugs Authority (FDA) and the Pharmacy Council have cautioned Pharmacies and 'Over-the-Counter-Medicine-Shops' across the country to be on the alert and not end up patronizing fake and substandard Hydrogen Peroxides from unapproved sources.
According to the FDA and Pharmacy Council, it has come to its notice after a joint monitoring exercise by its officers that there is a shortage of the product in pharmaceutical facilities due to panic buying.
In a joint press release signed by the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Food and Drugs Authority (FDA), Delese Darko, it said “This has given the rise to the sale of fake and substandard Hydrogen Peroxide on the market. Pharmacies and 'Over the Counter Medicines Shops' are hereby cautioned to always buy their stocks from licensed wholesalers and manufacturers.
The general public was also reminded to purchase only Food and Drugs Authority approved hydrogen peroxide and other medicinal products.
It further advised the public to be on the lookout for the mandatory FDA registration numbers on such products if they are manufactured in Ghana.
Below is a copy of the release:
Story by: Joshua Kwabena Smith