Raids: Pharmacies sealed for selling illegal drugs

The complaints were forwarded to drug inspectors who raided the shops


Our Correspondent December 06, 2016
The workshop takes place at the pharmacy cafeteria of the college and is an attempt to taking an innovative approach to how pharmacies should work across the country. PHOTO: REUTERS / FILE

PESHAWAR: Several drug stores were sealed in Peshawar for not having licenses to run their businesses besides many other shops were closed for selling illegal drugs with majority banned medicines imported from India.

According to details, Peshawar’s Deputy Commissioner Riaz Mehsood received complaints from the general public that some pharmacies outside Naseerullah Babar Hospital on Kohat road were not listed and were selling illegal drugs.

The complaints were forwarded to drug inspectors who raided the shops.

Drug Inspector Imran stated that they collected a huge amount of illegal drugs besides expired medicines at the stores.

He said that pharmacists insisted that the expired drugs were kept to be sent back but had not stored them separately.

Imran further said that most of the pharmacies did not have licences.

Published in The Express Tribune, December 7th, 2016.

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