The Food and Drugs Authority (FDA) has been given a 21-day ultimatum to get rid of the sale of potentially harmful drug CIPROBIOTIC 250 or face legal action.
The call which is being made by The African MCH Foundation follows a recent market survey in the Greater Accra region carried out by the NGO which shows that the drug is actively on the market despite the FDA banning it in 2015.
“We are all looking at the wrong things and we are doing nothing. What is alarming is that we purchased the drug at Kojach limited, we purchased it at one of their retail units so it means the importer still has the stock. The importer is still holding more stock to kill Ghanaians, infact I see it as a weapon of mass destruction,” Christian Mawusi Seyram revealed.
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Earlier on Head of Drug Enforcement Unit at the FDA Thomas Amedzro says the product which was smuggled into the country by Kojach Pharma Limited, is an antibiotic that is used for treating Urine Tract Infections, Gonorrhoea, Typhoid Fever and Respiratory tract infections and that was having a negative impact on the health of consumers.