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General News of Tuesday, 2 August 2011

Source: GNA

FDB recalls substandard Camoquine from market

Accra, Aug 2, GNA – The Food and Drugs Board has said it has directed the manufacturer of CAMOQUINE PLUS, with the Batch Numbers 985 and 986 with expiry dates Nov 2011 to recall them on the market.

The public have, consequently, been advised not to patronise the antimalarial drug which have been found to be substandard.

They should also report anyone found offering them for sale to the nearest FDB office.

A statement issued in Accra said the laboratory analysis of the product revealed that the product did not meet quality specification following its detection on the market though the FDB’s post market surveillance.

It said the products would be ultimately be destroyed by the FDB.

The FDB has also directed wholesalers, Pharmacy, Licensed Chemical Shop, Hospitals or Clinics that has in stock these medicines (with the specified batch numbers) to immediately return them to the importer, distributor, manufacturer or to the Food and Drugs Board.

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