Sunday, 26 February 2012

TFDA: Beware of fake malaria drugs

From The Citizen Daily, Dar es Salaam
By Songa wa Songa, The Citizen Correspondent

The Tanzania market is reportedly flooded with perilous counterfeit anti malaria tablets bearing the logo of the Kenya-based Elys Chemical Industries Ltd.

The Tanzania Food and Drugs Authority (TFDA) yesterday issued a public warning against the sham product marketed under the name Eloquine (Quinine Sulphate 300mg USP) and packed in a bottle containing 1,000 tablets each.

TFDA director general Hiiti Sillo, said the bogus medicine stimulates Quinine Sulphate 300mg B.P, a product of Elys Chemical Industries Ltd. While the real product bears a brown label, the facade’s label is in yellow and red colours and bears batch number GE410.

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