2007-12-07 11:57:59This article has been read 877 times.
The Northern branch of the Pharmacy Council has destroyed unwholesome drugs estimated at 1.5 billion in the Tamale municipal, the northern regional capital.
The drugs were seized mostly from peddlers and other licensed facilities within the three northern regions.
The confiscated items include aphrodisiacs,antibiotics, appetite stimulants, pain killers, contraceptives and anti malarial drugs.
The Zonal Manager ,Mr. Micheal Kudebong disclosed to the media that the drugs were confiscated on the grounds that many had expired, the labels of some have been tampered with, while others had not been registered as required by law.
He noted that most of them might not have expired but their storage in the chemical shops contravened manufacturers instructions and this could hazardous to human health if used or administered.
He bemoaned the proliferation of Chinese libido boosters onto the Ghanaian market especially in the northern part of the country.
Mr Kudebong noted that the discovery of new routes by the peddlers into the country had made it difficult for his outfit to check the canker since they were faced with inadequate staffing.