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93pc pharmacies in Dhaka city sell date-expired medicines: DNCRP

Published : Tuesday, 11 June, 2019 at 12:00 AM  Count : 794

About 93 per cent of pharmacies in Dhaka city are selling date-expired medicines, according to the Directorate of National Consumer Rights Protection (DNCRP).
Monjur Mohammad Shahriar, Deputy Director of the DNCRP, revealed this at a programme titled "World Food Safety Day" organised by Bangladesh Super Market Owners Association at Khamarbari, Farmgate, in the capital on Monday.
The officials of the NCRP found the date-expired medicines during drives at different pharmacies for the last six months, he said.
 Replying to a question, Shahriar said they have fined a good numbers of pharmacies and closed some others following the Consumers' Rights Act.
He also said that they have also formed different teams across the country to stop such illegal activities.
After finding such irregularities, the consumer rights body informed the Department of Drug Administration about it and had several talks with the pharmacy owners' associations in this regard.
The "World Safe Food Day" is celebrated on June 7 across the country. For the first time, the day was celebrated by Bangladesh Super Market Owners Association.
Focusing this day (World Food Safety Day, all the super markets across the country also celebrated "Consumer Service Week".

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