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Ghana:Govt to Launch Medicine Policy to Check Counterfeit Medication, Others

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The Ministry of Health (MOH) will in June this year launch a medicine policy to deepen efforts to combat the growing menace of counterfeit medication, pharmaceutical crime and substance abuse.

The Minister for Health, Mr. Kweku Agyeman Manu, who announced this in Accra yesterday, noted that the medicine policy had become very necessary in the wake of the illegal vending and abnormal usage of narcotic substance including tramadol in all parts of the country.

He was speaking at the opening of an inter-agency consultative forum on counterfeit drugs and substance abuse organised by the Food and Drugs Authority (FDA) and the Africa Alliance Partnership.

The two-day forum which was necessitated by

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