Sunday, February 18, 2018

Ministry warns against stolen prescription drugs

 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.