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The President of the Pharmaceutical Society of Ghana (PSG), Pharm James Ohemeng Kyei, has accused the Food and Drugs Authority (FDA) of engaging in so many illegalities and that it was about time the State Agency was checkmated.

In a revealing press statement issued to sections of the media last Tuesday, Mr Kyei stated emphatically that the seizure and destructions of medicines from hospitals, Regional Medical Stores and community pharmacies across the country by the FDA officials is unlawful and must be stopped.

He said under section 82 (C) and 116 of the Public Health Act, 2012 (Act 851), The CEO of the FDA can only make an order relating to the quarantine of medicines and that it is only the honourable Minister of Health who can by Executive Instrument (EI) prohibit the importation, manufacture, exportation, advertisement and sales of Drugs outside the court. He therefore said the seizure and destruction of medicines from hospitals and regional medical stores and community pharmacies by FDA officials on the orders of the CEO is unlawful.

“Again, the blacklisting of Bliss GVS Pharma limited by the CEO of FDA is unlawful and ought to reversed,” Mr Kyei stated.

PSG boss suggested that the FDA gives false impression to the public that it provides honest services and that it is above reproach
“… But from where I sit as President of the Pharmaceutical Society of Ghana, I get a lot of information from my professional colleagues who are pharmaceutical manufacturers and importers and I can assure him {FDA BOSS} that none of them respects FDA because of the alleged corruption , lack of transparency, arbitrariness, vindictiveness, know it all attitude and the autocratic style of the FDA,” Mr Kyei fumed.

According to him, officials of the FDA have allegedly turned the place into a gold mine where they mine “gold” with careless abandon adding that pharmaceutical importers and manufacturers who want to register or even re-register their medicines through the front door have to wait for about two years or more to have priority attention after allegedly putting their ‘weight’ on their applications.

He then drops the bombshell: “However the backdoor is allegedly always opened for those who cannot wait for two years or more to have priority attention after allegedly putting some ‘weight’ on their applications. If the leadership and staff of FDA are true Christians then I humbly urge them to read 1 Timothy 6:10 and Jeremiah 17: 11 and pray to the Almighty God to help them repent , otherwise they are seriously heading towards a dangerous land mine.
Source: New Crusading Guide

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