PRESS RELEASE: FDA Detains Two Unregistered Covid-19 Herbal Products
The Food and Drugs Authority (FDA) in collaboration with the Police Drug Enforcement Unit of the Ghana Police CID, have seized a total of 431 bottles of two unregistered herbal drugs purported to be cure for the deadly coronavirus pandemic.
According to FDA, the drugs namely; COVID-CURE (1) and COVID-CURE (2) have violated Section 118(1) of the Public Health Act, 2012 (Act 851).
In a press release signed by the Chief Executive Officer (C.E.O) of FDA, Delese Darko, it said "A person shall not manufacture, prepare, import, export, distribute, sell, supply or exhibit for sale a drug, herbal medicinal product, cosmetic, medical device or household chemical substance unless the article has been registered by the Authority"
The release added that the unregistered products which were being manufactured by Dr. Abdellah Herbal Home at Kojo Ashong, a village near Amasaman, have been falsely labeled to bear forged FDA registration number: FDB/TMP03709.
She further explained that the forged number on both products and March 2020 and 2021 as their manufacturing likewise expiry dates respectively.
Below are copies of the press release:
Story by: Joshua Kwabena Smith