Zahid warns of stern action against adulteration of medicine

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DHAKA, Jan 31, 2019 (BSS) – Health Minister Zahid Maleque today sounded a
strong note of warning against adulteration of medicines saying strict vigil
was enforced against dishonest drug traders.

“The government is carrying out drives in medicine factories and stores
for the past few years,” a health ministry statement quoted him at the
inauguration of an international pharmaceutical exposition.

He added: “This anti-adulteration campaign will be intensified in the
coming days.”

Maleque said the country’s booming pharmaceutical industry must not be
exposed to any stigma because of some handful of dishonest traders.

The minister made the remarks while opening the 11th Asia Pharma Expo at
Bashundara International Convention Centre. Over 650 representatives of
pharmaceutical plant making collaborators from 50 countries are taking part
in the expo.

Presided over by the Pharmaceuticals Society Chairman Nazmul Hasan, prime
minister’s adviser for private industry and investment Salman F Rahman, MP,
and other officials spoke at the programme.