Ghana’s Food and Drugs Authority (FDA) has seized unregistered medical products been sold at the Madina market.
The government authorities that collaborated include Attorney Generals Alliance (AGA) Africa, the Ghana Police Service-CID, Ghana Revenue Authority – Customs Division, the Attorney General’s Department, the National Intelligence Bureau (NIB) and the Narcotic Control Commission (NACOC).
The operation was carried out as part of a three-day training workshop on the effective prosecution of regulatory crime which led to the arrest of peddlers and the seizure of substandard and falsified drugs as well as body enhancement products at the market.
The government is advising the public to stop patronizing these medicinal products since they are not duly registered by the Authority and therefore their safety, quality and efficacy cannot be guaranteed.
The intelligence-led operation forms part of FDA’s effort to protect the health and safety of consumers and will be replicated across all markets in the country in the coming days to ensure that unregistered products are removed from the markets.