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Expired drug business thriving in Paktika

Expired drug business thriving in Paktika

Jan 28, 2014 - 14:36

SHARAN (Pajhwok): Locals and officials say medical stores in the Orgun district of southeastern Paktika province are selling expired medicines while the departments concerned are unable to take action against those playing with patients’ lives.

Resident Gul Mohammad told Pajhwok Afghan News that he was sold some spurious medicine the other day -- a claim endorsed by several locals, who urged the relevant authorities to crack down on the illicit business.

Samar Gul, another resident of the district, complained expired drugs could be easily found at every pharmacy. He called for a drive to prevent medical stores from selling low-quality and expired drugs.

Dr. Hamidullah Fauji, a public healthinfo-icon official, confirmed the business of expired medicines was at its peak. He promised action against those medical store owners involved in the practice.

A campaign against expired medicines had been launched in Sharan, the provincial capital, he said, adding the crackdown would be extended soon to Orgun district.




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