Health Minister Boudiaf denies rumours about marketing of lethal Israeli “Paracetamol” in Algeria

date 2016/11/16 views 379 comments 0
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icon-writer By: Imène Aouimer /*/ English Version: Med.B.

The Minister of Health, Population and Hospital Reform, Abdelmalek Boudiaf, said Wednesday in Algiers that the pain-killing drug "Paracetamol" manufactured locally, is totally safe and is subjected to strict control.

In a statement to the press, Mr Boudiaf wished to reassure the consumers that this drug "is safe and under strict control", recalling that it was on the list of those medicines prohibited from import because there is three local pharmaceutical manufacturers that largely cover the domestic market.

He said on the sidelines of speeches by the presidents of the parliamentary groups in the National People's Assembly (NPA) on the Finance Bill 2017, that the director of health of the Wilaya or Province of Mila, in his recent Information about the pseudo marketing of a dangerous “Paracetamol” imported from the Zionist entity, had hastened in his statement.

The Minister of Health stated that this product did not exist at the level of pharmacies, while denying that the director of health had addressed a correspondence to the trusteeship on this subject.

The director of health of the province of Mila will assume responsibility for the false rumors circulating around the marketing of this product, stressing that these groundless rumors had been "exaggerated".

On the other hand, the President of the Council of the Order of Pharmacists, Dr. Lotfi Ben Bahmed, asserted that dubious drugs were not for sale in Algerian pharmacies but could be sold in alternative medicine shops, while urging citizens to buy medicines at the pharmacies with the securing of stickers on the boxes.

The State duly ensures the protection of the citizens through firm laws and bodies in charge of this vital health-related mission, he emphasized.

Finally, he pointed out that in the event of reported drifts on the matter by certain pharmacies, the Council will strip them of the official certification definitively.

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