Unregistered Meds worth ₵700,000 seized in Kumasi


The Food and Drugs Authority, FDA has seized unregistered herbal and orthodox medical products worth 700,000 cedis in Kumasi.

In a market surveillance exercise in the Ashanti Region, the Authority grabbed illegal pharmaceuticals, including body enhancement products, from a retail market.

The products were seized from a single retail shop at the Alabar Market.

The items include a variety of aphrodisiacs, unregistered herbal products, orthodox pain relievers, and cosmetics.

Some of the seized products had inscriptions in unknown languages, while others were conspicuously sourced from the US. 

Ashanti Regional Head of the Food and Drugs Authority, John Laryea Oddai Tettey, said the products were a mixture of indigenous and exotic consumables. He said how these products get onto the market remains unknown.

According to the FDA, the seized products will be destroyed through incineration.

The Authority observed with worry the perpetual penetration of illicit medicinal products on the market. 

However, the Authority says it is mapping the entire region to smoke out perpetrators and bring them to book. 

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