August 20, 2016

Combined team inspects pharmacies in Mandalay Region

aWITH the aim of preventing the selling of unlicensed and expired drugs, a combined team of Food and Drug Inspection officers comprising the Department of Food and Drugs Administration under the Ministry of Health and Sports, the Myanmar Police Force, the Mandalay City Development Committee, an Anti- Narcotic Drug Squad and the Customs and the General Administrative Department inspected pharmacies in Mandalay.
The team inspected a pharmacy in Chanmyaethazan Township on Thursday, confiscating 82 packages of Dexoph, 12 unregistered injection bottles and 167 packages of expired Neclo. Similarly, the team seized 19 kinds of unlicensed Dextro tablets and expired Dynapar in Aung Myaethazan Township.  Local police have filed charges against the owners of the pharmacies under the National Drug Laws. The Department of Food and Drugs Administration will continue to make surprise checks of drug stores in Mandalay District, it has been learned.—MaungPyithu


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