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Regulator vows to go after fake drugs importers

Liberia Medicine and Health Regulatory Authority (LMHRA) Managing Director Dr. David Sumo has vowed to run after individuals that are in the constant habit of bringing fake drugs on the Liberian market to sell to citizens.

“We want to send this message out to all unscrupulous individuals who are involved in the illegal proliferation and circulation of medicine into the market for economic gains at the detriment of the people. We will run after you, and there will be no barrier to stop us,” Dr. Sumo warned over the weekend.

He sounded the warning while being honored as the best Managing Director of the year 2018 by the Progressive Students Alliance, a conglomeration of universities and colleges in Liberia.
“As you take this decision to honor us, we can assure you we will not let you down, we will continue the watch and do more in terms of moving forward and be aggressive in our duties,” Dr. Sumo says.

He assures that his institution will protect Liberia against the proliferation of counterfeit medicine.

Presenting the certificate to Dr. David Sumo, the Secretary General of the Progressive Students Alliance Mark Chea said the decision to honor the LMHRA MD was based on work carried out by a vetting committee, where they followed the working of Dr. Sumo.“We followed his track record, and he was selected based on his performance,” he says.

By Lewis S. Teh–Edited by Winston W. Parley

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