MCAZ seize expired drugs in Caledonia

by | Feb 29, 2024 | Local News | 0 comments

Tafadzwa Nyikadzino

The Medicines Control Authority of Zimbabwe yesterday seized large quantities of expired and unregistered drugs from a number of unlicensed shops at Gazebo shopping centre in Caledonia during an operation to stop unauthorized dealers from selling medicines.

The operation, which was conducted jointly with the ZRP Drugs and Narcotics Division saw six unlicensed shops being inspected, leading to the discovery of unregistered medicines,  expired drugs and registered medicines being sold unlawfully.

The targeted shops were manned by unlicensed individuals who were all apprehended, and the medicines they were selling were taken by the police for further investigations.

In a statement, MCAZ  Director General Mr. Richard Rukwata said,The MCAZ and the ZRP remain committed to ensuring the safety and integrity of pharmaceutical products available to the public. Such collaborative actions underscore our dedication to upholding regulatory standards and safeguarding public health.

“We urge the public to remain vigilant and report any suspicious pharmaceutical activities to the authorities. Together, we can combat the distribution of unregistered and expired medicines, promoting a safer environment for all Zimbabweans,”.



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