The Pharmacy Board of Sierra Leone has raised alarm has raised an alarm over what it calls the proliferation of a fake and counterfeit drug “Glucozor Tablets” across Sierra Leone.
As part of efforts to end the trend, the agency directs that with immediate effect the product is to be withdrawn from circulation.
In a Press release signed by Wiltshire C.N. Johnson, the Registrar of the Pharmacy Board of Sierra Leone, product is a counterfeit product that was illegally imported into the country by an unknown importer.
“This product is not registered with the Pharmacy Board and therefore, the Board cannot authenticate the quality, efficacy and safety of this product. Emzor Pharmaceutical Company has confirmed that this is a counterfeit product and is not manufactured by their company.”, the press release said.
While soliciting the cooperation of the general public in curbing the presence of the alleged fake drug, the board stated that the general public should desist from selling or consuming thie product adding that anybody found selling or distributing the product will be prosecuted.
The Pharmacy Board of Sierra Leone said that it is part of its legal mandate to prevent the illegal importation, sale and consumption of substandard, falsely labeled, fake and counterfeit products and to ensure that only good quality, safe and efficacious medicines and other regulated products are on the Sierra Leone market