The Regional Chairperson of the Pharmacy Board – East, Sierra Leone Madam Fatmata Gassimu have continued her routine inspection of pharmaceutical premises in the Kailahun district.
Speaking to Awoko in her regional office along Combema road in Kenema city, Madam Fatmata Gassimu disclosed that the board has found out that there are still few substandard drugs, counterfeit and expired drugs in some premises.
She disclosed that there are still some patent stores, some pharmacies and drug stores operating without licenses.
Madam Gassimu commended medicine sellers pointing out that the market has improved as much as it has reduced the selling of counterfeit drugs, expired and substandard drugs.
She said the business people are operating with the rules and regulations of the board adding that the board is always alert to combat fake drugs in the market.
She encourages them to work in the interest of the people for the health of the nation