Fake Drug Peddler In Police Grips

THE FAKE MEDICINEA Nigerian drug peddler, Kingsley Okafor, is in the grips of the law, for possessing fake drugs, which he intended to supply to pharmacies in the Accra Central Business Area.

The medicines are Diazepam (DAZ) injection, used to either relieve anxiety or induce sleep, Avomine tablets, used to treat nausea and vomiting and Cafergot tablets used for the treatment of severe  headache (migraine).

A press statement made available to The Ghanaian Times by the Food and Drugs Authority (FDA), said the fake medicines were smuggled into the country from Nigeria and stored in the peddler’s residence at Accra Newtown from where they are supplied on demand.

The FDA, however , cautioned the general public, especially pharmacies, hospitals, clinics and other healthcare facilities against buying medicines from drug peddlers and other dubious sources.

“Medicines purchased from these sources are not only fake but are also transported and stored under improper conditions, which could result in their deterioration well before their stated expiry, thus putting the health of consumers of such medicines at risk,” it stated.

“The FDA further urges the populace to report to them any information on persons in any practise possible of endangering public health and safety,” it concluded.”

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