Stern action will be taken against those found involved in the manufacturing and sale of unregistered, counterfeit and smuggled medicine: Health Minister

Islamabad, April 17, 2019 (PPI-OT): Aamer Mehmood Kiyani, Federal Minister of Health says that stern action will be taken against those found involved in the manufacturing and sale of unregistered, counterfeit and smuggled medicine. DRAP conducted raids throughout the country and seized unregistered drugs DRAP registers cases against culprits and violations against DRAP ACT 2012 and Drugs Act 1976 7 drugs seized in Dubgari market Peshawar in crackdown against unregistered, counterfeit and smuggled medicines Lahore: DRAP team raided Lahori market.

Sealed premises of Naseer Medical Store on unlicensed sale of drugs Drug Regulatory Authority of Pakistan conducted raids throughout the country on elements involved in manufacturing and sale of unregistered, counterfeit and smuggled medicines. The activity was performed in coordination and Federal Inspectors of Drugs were directed to take strict action against the culprits involved in such heinous crime. Federal Minister of Health, Mr. Aamer Mehmood Kiyani said that the menace of unregistered, counterfeit and smuggled medicine will be eradicated from the country so that quality assured and safe medicine are provided to the public.

He directed DRAP to take strict action in this regard. Mr. Asim Rauf, Chief Executive Officer, DRAP told that use of unregistered or smuggled drugs may lead to harmful effects and DRAP will not allow manufacturing and sale of these drugs in the country. Cases have been registered against culprits and any person found involved in activities in contravention to DRAP Act 2012, and Drug Act 1976 will be dealt according to law.

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