MoH confiscates 160 counterfeit drugs

KUWAIT, May 21 (KUNA) — The Ministry of Health (MoH) has confiscated a total of 160 counterfeit products, the ministry’s Undersecretary Khaled Al-Sahlawi said in a press statement on Saturday.
Authorities at the Ministry of Interior (MoI) have detected the largest quantity of forged and counterfeit drugs, stashed in unsanctioned storages, the statement added.
The products include antibiotics, lotions, beauty products and herbal medicines, all of which have not been registered at the MoH, Al-Sahlawi added.
Moreover, he also noted a case where authorities had busted an unlicensed store in Salmiya, selling fake products with potentially hazardous health effects.
Al-Sahlawi also asserted that the ministry is steadfast in its efforts to nab all manufacturers of such products, saying health security is the ministry’s top priority. (end) shd.nam

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