Thursday, 10 September 2009

Keep Fake Products Out

From The Citizen, Dar es Salaam

The crackdown on fake and expired drugs that resulted in the seizure of 319 types of bogus malaria medicines and antibiotics worth Sh9.5 million is a great achievement.

It not only confirms the ability of those charged with ensuring that only safe medicines are sold in the country, but is also a healthy stroke against the deadly merchandise.

Although the value of the seized counterfeit drugs and cosmetics may appear little, of more importance to us is the removal of the risk posed to the health of the gullible users.

Interestingly, Directorate of Criminal Investigation boss Robert Manumba says the operation only covered Dar es Salaam, Mbeya, Arusha, Mwanza, and Shinyanga. The problem could be much bigger, especially in the border regions of Kigoma, Sumbawanga, Kagera and Mara.


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