The Upper West Regional Office of the Food and Drugs Authority (FDA), in collaboration with the Upper West Regional Pharmacy Council, has seized an undisclosed quantity of tramadol from three Over The Counter Medicine Sellers (OTCMSs) in the Wa Municipality. The OTCMSs were fined administrative charges of GH₵5000.00 each per the dictates of the Public Health Act, Act 851 (2012).
Mr Albert Ankomah, the Upper West Regional Head of the FDA, who disclosed this to the Ghana News Agency (GNA) in an interview in Wa, noted that they acted upon a tip-off, conducted their investigation and sourced the drugs, which were secretly sold to consumers.
“The Upper West Regional office of the FDA received a consumer complaint, indicating that there are some Over The Counter Medicine Sellers within the Wa Municipality who are secretly selling tramadol to people and so the office quickly investigated this complaint”, he explained. Serious adverse effects on the health of the individual, especially his or her brain, and that it would make their future bleak.
Source: Upper West Media