The Ministry of Health is calling on members of the public who may have information on thousands of stolen prescription drugs to contact the nearest police station.
In a release issued on Friday the Ministry warned against the use of the three drugs that were stolen from a pharmaceutical company last week.
“The Ministry of Health wishes to advise that a private pharmaceutical company reported that the following drugs were stolen on Thursday 27 March, 2014:
1,000 boxes (each with 50 tablets of Pethidine (100 mg); Lot Number 4153 Expiry Date - 30/11/2015
2,000 vials of Fortum (1gm); Lot Number 3343; Expiry Date -30/12/16
2,000 (30g) tubes of Daivobet Ointment; Lot Number EJ4424; Expiry Date -27/01/16.’
“The Ministry is issuing a warning to all members of the public that use of these drugs without a doctor’s prescription is dangerous to one’s health.”
The release explained that Pethidine is a potent narcotic and can be extremely dangerous, if not used properly. Fortum the release added is a very strong antibiotic for intravenous and intramuscular use only and Daivobet ointment is used in the treatment of Psoriasis.