The Liberia Medicine and Health Products Regulatory Authority has announced plans to start inspecting drugs stores and pharmacies in continuation of the fight against the selling of expired medicines here.
Announcing the plan recently in an interview, the institution’s Regional Medicine Regulatory Manager for Bong, Lofa and Nimba Counties Pharmacist E. Sayuoh Davies says the sale of expired medicines is seriously damaging the lives of citizens here.
As regulators, Mr. Davies assures that they will continue to investigate and confiscate expired medicines.According to him, they are not just confiscating expired drugs but also arresting and prosecuting those that usually sell drugs in buckets and at open places.
Mr. Davies discloses that the Liberia Medicine and Health Products Regulatory Authority considers the selling of medicines in the open and in buckets as prohibited.
He states that it helps to destroy the molecule of the medicines and turn it to chemical which is not good for consumption.
Mr. Davies told our Bong County correspondent that the inspection will soon start and they will be working along with the Liberia Drugs Enforcement Agency and the Liberia National Police in battling the sale of expired medicines.
He warns those selling medicines in buckets to immediately stop.
In concluding, Mr. Davies calls on citizens not to buy medicines from folks selling in buckets and in open places if they should be saved.
By Joseph Titus Yekeryan in Bong –Edited by Winston W. Parley