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Crackdown against fake, expired medicines launched

In wake of successful operation against the selling of expired food products by restaurants and shops, district administration Peshawar has launched crackdown against fake, unregistered and expired medicines. District administration has conducted raids on goods transport companies in areas of Namak Mandi, Dabgari Gardens, Phandu Road, Firdous and Haji Camps and taken legal action against involved persons.

After several public complaints, district administration along with drug inspector conducted raid on Al-Mussawir Medicine Market and sealed seven medical stores and four godowns while hundreds of medicines which are short in the market were recovered from Karachi Medicines Market. Drug inspector sealed these stores and initiated legal proceedings against them.

Similarly, two bags of expired medicines, 50 kilograms of unidentified medicines filled in envelops were also recovered from three goods transport company near Haji Camp while several cartons of medicines stolen from the hospitals of Punjab were also recovered. District administration has decided to recommend to Punjab government for taking action against involved persons while similar unregistered cartons were also recovered from another company.

The samples of the suspected medicines recovered from Namak Mandi and Haji Camp have been sent for laboratory test. In another operation, district administration raided three medicines godowns in Firdous Bazaar and after recovering hundreds of samples of multinational companies, arrested six persons and handed over to Health Regulatory Authority (HRA). Meanwhile, unlicensed medical stores and laboratories in Auqaaf Plaza, Dabgari Gardens were also sealed while 12 impersonators were arrested from Lady Reading Hospital (LRH), which in garb of employees were looting the patients.

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