Be wary of substandard drugs – FDA


The Food and Drugs Authority (FDA) has asked the populace to be wary of substandard, falsified drugs and body enhancement products on the market.

It said such products, especially, those for body enhancement, were not duly registered by the Authority; therefore, their safety, quality and efficacy could not be guaranteed.

The Authority said this in a statement copied to the Ghana News Agency after it seized some unregistered medicinal products during an intelligence-led operation at the Madina Market in Accra.

The operation was done in collaboration with the Attorney Generals Alliance (AGA) Africa, the Ghana Police Service-CID, Ghana Revenue Authority, Customs Division, the Attorney-General’s Department, National Intelligence Bureau (NIB) and the Narcotic Control Commission (NACOC).

The operation, which formed part of a three-day training workshop on the effective prosecution of regulatory crime, led to the arrest of peddlers and the seizure of substandard and falsified drugs as well as body enhancement products at the market.

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