FDA bans sale of products for some 44 diseases

FDA bans sale of products for some 44 diseases

- All medicines for major diseases have been banned from been advertised

- The FDA has stated that the sale of advertisement of such products are illegal

The Food and Drugs Authority (FDA) has placed a ban on the sale of medicinal products that are claimed to have healing attributes for specific diseases.

According to the FDA, all advertisements on these products will be severely illegal and prohibited in the country.

The head of cosmetics and household chemical substance department of the FDA, Emmanuel Nkrumah stated in a presentation that all persons found guilty will be punished.

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Also, the head of communications at the FDA, James Lartey, warned that all persons found guilty will be fined not less than 7500 cedis.

Below is the list of all diseases the FDA is warning about:

Alcoholism

Diabetes

Deafness

Diseases of the reproductive organ

Hypertension,

Kidney failure

Obesity

The Food and Drugs Authority (FDA) earlier issued an alert over the illegal sale of some fake drugs in the Ashanti and Eastern Regions. These drugs, Coaterm and Zentel, are being counterfeited and sold on the counters of various pharmacies in these regions - a situation which places thousands of residents and buyers there in mortal danger.

These drugs, according to the FDA, contains poisonous substances which pose a threat to the organs of the body including the Liver and Kidney.

Market surveillance conducted by the FDA shows that these two drugs tested positive after failing the Truscan RM analyzer which revealed the toxic substances in both fake pills of Coartem and Zentel.

The reason why these fake drugs are being circulated is yet to be uncovered but the choice by these veiled drug companies and conmen to feast on the Coartem-Zentel brand of medication could be linked to the high cases of malaria and intestinal worm infestations in both regions.

Unfortunately, the hike in counterfeit drugs has not just caused much profit for these peddlers but also left their victims to die from the complication of Malaria especially when the drugs that have been dispensed are fake and unproductive.

In view of the probability of the above products finding their way into your facilities, one has to check for the presence or availability of these products, detain and report tot he FDA immediately, Excerpts of a press statement by the CEO of FDA, Delese A.A Darko argued.

The warning by the FDA follows previous surveillance activity by the authority which uncovered the sale of some enhancement drugs which cause grave disadvantage to male consumers battling with erectile dysfunction.

These drugs, containing Sildenafil, had the harsh power of releasing adrenalin into male consumers that helps to deal with issues of erectile dysfunction.

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