The Food and Drugs Authority (FDA) and the Pharmacy Council of Ghana have reported a rise in the sale of fake and substandard hydrogen peroxide in Ghana.
According to FDA and the Pharmacy Council, a joint monitoring exercise by their officers revealed shortage of hydrogen peroxide in pharmaceutical facilities due to panic buying.
That was after hydrogen peroxide was discovered to be effective in the treatment and prevention of Coronavirus.
The Pharmacy Council and the FDA in a joint statement indicated that the shortage of hydrogen peroxide has “given rise to the sale of fake and substandard hydrogen peroxide on the market.”
“Pharmacies and over the counter medicine shops are hereby cautioned to always buy their stocks from licensed wholesalers and manufacturers.”
Below is the statement