The FDA (Food and Drugs Authority) says it has found a plot under which some service suppliers show original products for registration but later adulterate those goods for criminal purpose.
The FDA said it was all-important concern to the authority, as it is risky for public health.
Mr Kwame Nsiah-Poku, the Central Regional Head of the FDA, who revealed this last Tuesday, at a forum arranged for the media and the public in Cape Coast, hence, emphasized the requirement for the cooperation of all stakeholders in tackling with that practice.
He said, the issue of forged or fake goods is a harassment to us all in Ghana and all over the world. It weakens and spoil the public trust in our products.
He imputed to those criminal acts to the eagerness of some manufacturers to get profit, to the harm of the health of the purchaser of those goods.
Mr Nsiah-Poku declared that a post-market inspection team had been organized to ensure that all goods and products had been properly registered before they were put on the market.
Mr P.K. Agyemang-Duah, the acting National Coordinating Head of the FDA, attributed the escalation of counterfeit medicines in the country to the porous borders.
He stated that the more than fifty unwarranted routes along the borders of the country, coupled with the free ports in some neighbouring countries, had intensified the situation.
Mr Agyemang-Duah described concern over the products advertisement like energizer, aphrodisiacs and herbal medicines on the airwaves, saying the circumstances was unpleasant, as some media houses promotes such adverts.
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